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Productivity Team Update November 9, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • The tour for the potential investor went very well.

  • We began making plans with our immigration attorney for several potential new hires.

  • Marija attended a scientific conference in North Carolina to help source formulations chemists.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to follow up on the contacts we made at the scientific conference.

  • We have several upcoming in-person interviews with potential new hires.

  • We’ll be assisting the legal team in updating their licensure Gantt Charts.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update November 2, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • A project manager and development coordinator accepted our offers. They’ll both be starting on November 19th.

  • We began on-boarding for all new active contractors.

  • We planned a visit for a potential new hire and also a tour for a potential investor.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to confirm all the details for the upcoming tour.

  • We’ll be reviewing the draft of the one-pager to share with new candidates.

  • We need to connect with our immigration attorney about the needs to two potential candidates.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update October 26, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We completed interviews with all project managers.

  • We began scheduling on-boardings with new contractors.

  • We completed immigration paperwork for the newest member of the R&D team and began her on-boarding.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be going out with an offer for a project manager, and possibly one more position.

  • We need to build out on-boarding for all new contractors.

  • We need to hold calls with the Product Team and Marketing Team to make sure we’re on the same page with upcoming hiring requirements.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update October 19, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • Marija completed her first week of on-boarding at Province. We couldn’t be more excited at how quickly she’s gotten up-to-speed.

  • She’s already brought a great deal to the team with her expertise and insight.

  • We built out on-boarding for our new process engineer.

  • We’re optimistic about several R&D and C-Suite candidates and will move all those individuals forward.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll begin building out a one-pager on the company for new candidates.

  • We need to build out on-boarding for all new contractors.

  • Finding a few new candidates delayed making an offer to a project manager, but we’re very excited about the final group of candidates and will complete in-person interviews this week.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update October 12, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We built out the on-boarding for our new HR Manager. We’re so excited about having her on the team.

  • We began on-boarding for our new marketing intern.

  • We began the second round of interviews with project managers.

  • We continue to push promising candidates through the interview process.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to complete the first phase of on-boarding for our new HR Manager.

  • We need to complete on-boarding trainings for our new marketing intern.

  • Hopefully we’ll be able to go out with an offer to a project manager.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update October 5, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We got out the first new job description for the Business Development and Fundraising Team.

  • We got in several new interesting candidates for open positions.

  • We assisted the legal department in sending out information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

  • We began scheduling one-on-ones for our incoming HR Manager and all the Province team members.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to plan out on-boarding for our three new incoming team members.

  • We need hold on-boarding trainings for our new marketing intern.

  • We need to make sure interviews are scheduled with all the new candidates.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update September 28, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • Our second offer was accepted. Our new HR Manager will be starting in two weeks.

  • We went out with two more offers and are currently in the process of locking down the final terms for those roles.

  • We built out the initial Gantt Chart for our team move to the new location.

  • We held interviews with several Project Manager candidates.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to draft new job descriptions for several roles for the Business Development and Fundraising Team.

  • We need to schedule follow-ups with PMs.

  • We need to plan a trip to Toronto, for a potential President candidate.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update September 21, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • The Province website now has a Careers page.

  • We posted our Project Manager job descriptions with PMI and have started to get candidates.

  • We went out with two offers, one of which has already been accepted.

  • You’ll hear more from our new Process Engineer in later updates.

  • We’re very excited about what he’ll bring to the Product Team.

  • We brought on a new recruiter for technical roles.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to revise our plan for timing of hires for the Product Team.

  • We need to make sure the final computers for the Business Development and Fundraising Team are purchased.

  • We are assisting in preparations for the Annual Shareholder Meeting and need to make so we have a few details for that event wrapped up.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update September 14, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We helped the legal team build out a Gantt Chart for our Industrial Hemp License application and clean up our sheet for Alcohol Licensure.

  • We ordered laptops for the newest members of Productivity and Product.

  • We made a plan with the Product Team for on-boarding their new consultants.

  • We continued pushing all of our current candidates through the interview and hiring process, including going out with another offer this week.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll need to review the first draft of the jobs page on the Province Website before it goes live.

  • We need to reach out to the Project Management Institute about them posting our openings.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

  • If you know of any great recruiters, particularly those with a specialty in engineering, please contact caitlin@provincebrands.com.

Productivity Team Update September 7, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We helped the legal team build out a Gantt Chart for the upcoming Annual Shareholder Meeting.

  • We joined two interview calls for process engineer and are pushing those candidates on to the next level.

  • We’ve begun discussing updating our training procedure. Caitlin’s move to Ontario should be complete in October, which will facilitate her doing more in-person one-on-one trainings. In the meantime, we’ve expanded the basic training schedule and held some additional phone trainings for new team members.

  • We facilitated shipping our conference booth to Chicago, in advance of Arcview Chicago.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to get all of our job descriptions up on the Province website.

  • We need to do a general check-in with all of our recruiters, get them updated job descriptions, and push them for more candidates.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

  • If you know of any great recruiters, particularly those with a specialty in engineering, please contact caitlin@provincebrands.com.

Productivity Team Update August 31, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • The research neurobiologist we made an offer to accepted. We’re looking forward to welcoming her to the team in October.
  • Dooma also has a new executive assistant who will be starting on the 10th. We’ve already completed the Productivity Team’s on-boarding for her, and Dooma will start his on-boarding this week
  • Unfortunately, the extraction specialist who accepted our offer had to withdraw from the role. It’s always disappointing when something like this happens, but it’s better to have someone realize the position isn’t right for them earlier rather than later. We’ve gone back to our recruiters and hope to have new candidates soon.
  • We signed with two new recruitment firms for engineering hires and held kick-off calls with each, as well as our other new generalist firm.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We now have several interesting new candidates for process engineer (with more expected soon), and we need to make sure those interviews happen quickly.
  • Our team had a very productive call with the founders about how to improve our hiring success, and we’re working on planning some trainings to improve our interview process, and also revising some of our job descriptions to better target the interests of different hires.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

  • If you know of any great recruiters, particularly those with a specialty in engineering, please contact caitlin@provincebrands.com.

Productivity Team Update August 24, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We went out with offers for two new members of the Product Team including a research neurobiologist. 
  • We held a kick-off call with a new recruitment firm and signed a contract with another firm highly recommended by Auxly.
  • We planned the on-boarding for the new extraction specialist, but he had to delay his start date. 

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to make and offer for Dooma’s executive assistant.
  • We need to sign a new recruiting firm for engineering hires.
  • We need to hold a kick-off call with our new recruitment firm.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

  • If you know of any great recruiters, particularly those with a specialty in engineering, please contact caitlin@provincebrands.com.

Productivity Team Update August 17, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We completed our portion of the on-boarding for Faye.
  • We went out with an offer for a cannabis extraction specialist and he accepted. Legal will be working on his employment agreement this week.
  • We approved a contract with a new recruitment firm. 

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We need to prep three more offers to go out this week.
  • We need to plan the on-boarding for the new extraction specialist.
  • We need to hold a kick-off call with our new recruitment firm.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update August 10, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We worked with the Finance Team to complete an update of the Gantt Chart for the going public transaction.
  • We found a temp replacement for Dooma’s Executive Assistant.
  • Faye Almeshaan accepted our offer to join the Business Development and Fundraising Team and we completed initial on-boarding for her.
  • We posted our final two intern positions.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be completing on-boarding for Faye Almeshaan.
  • In and ideal world, we may be able to get up to three offers for new hires out this week. And we need to follow up with our recruiters about all the outstanding positions.
  • We need to do a complete Smartsheet Review of all Gantt Charts.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update August 3, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We finished Productivity on-boarding for Greg Foster. He’ll be doing his one-on-one training with Dooma at the end of this week and then he’ll be on full-time!
  • We prepared two offers, one for a Process Engineer for the Product Team and another for a new member of Business Development and Fundraising. The first has already gone out and is under consideration, and the other will go out as soon as we get the call scheduled with the candidate.
  • We booked a trip for a Product Team potential hire to visit Toronto and meet everyone in-person.
  • We held preliminary, and follow-up interviews with three candidates for Dooma’s new Executive Assistant.
  • We created several Gantt Charts and help do revisions of several sheets for the Business Development and Fundraising Team.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We received a new timeline for the going public transaction and will be assisting the Finance Team to update that Gantt Chart.
  • We learned of a new high-priority hire needed for the Product Team, and we’ll be working to get that description together first thing this week so we can get it out quickly. 

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update July 27, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We began on-boarding for our new Product Team Leader. 
  • We’ve started getting resumes for several of our open positions and have begun holding interviews.
  • We held a full internal review of all open positions.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be planning trips to meet several possible candidates in person.
  • We’ll be working with the legal team to get out several consulting agreements for new members of the Product Team.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update July 20, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We made an offer to someone to be our new Leader of the Product Team, and he accepted. 
  • We held calls with both of our new recruiters to discuss our job postings in more detail.
  • We held our first interviews for fall interns, and made contact with three Co-Op Programs for our full-time intern postings.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be following up with both of our recruiters and hopefully will begin scheduling interviews for the six positions we now have open.
  • We’ll be finalizing plans to make a small bulk order of laptops required for our two Research Assistants and several planned new hires and interns.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update July 13, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We signed on with two Ontario-based recruiters.
  • We got out our first postings for fall interns.
  • With the patent submitted, we need to turn all our attention to getting ready for production, and we had several conversations to get everyone on the same page for this.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be circulating a draft of one of our government funding requests for internal review.
  • We’ll be holding calls with both of our new recruiters to discuss our job postings in more detail.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update July 6, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We switched the team over from Slack to Cliq.
  • After Dooma’s trip to ICRS, we did a complete review of all the potential Product Team hires in the pipeline and worked out a strategy for moving forward.
  • As we continue to look at alternate locations, we began reaching out to Ontario-based recruiters.
  • We got an initial proposal from Nova Scotia Business about what they could provide for a Payroll Rebate.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be completing at least two new job descriptions, and also get all current postings out to Ontario recruiters.
  • We’ll be getting back to Nova Scotia Business with some comments on their proposal.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

Productivity Team Update June 29, 2018
 
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THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

  • We got a new Product Team job description to the new recruiters we’ll be trying out.
  • We tested out several alternatives to Slack, and will be implementing one next week.
  • We coordinated with the Business Development and Fundraising Team to begin gathering some budget numbers needed for upcoming government funding applications.

LOOKING FORWARD

  • We’ll be implementing the Slack alternative.
  • We’ll begin seeking interns for the fall.

THINGS WE NEED HELP WITH

  • f you know of any great grant writers with experience working with for-profit companies, please contact caitlin@provincebrands.com