Many dispensary owners don’t dedicate enough time and energy to new budtender training. While it might seem like a good idea to cut down the training process and just teach new budtenders on the job, this can lead to frustration and high turnover rates.
Budtender retention is a growing problem in the cannabis industry. A recent survey found that 55% of budtenders had left the cannabis world behind for a position in a different industry in just one year.
Providing poor training for your budtenders can make them less confident on the sales floor and lead to mistakes. Employees may stop feeling enthusiastic about coming to work and mentally check out. Plus, budtenders won’t know enough about your products to sell them to your clients, losing you money.
If you want to keep your budtenders on your staff long-term, while also creating a positive work environment, follow these 4 budtender training tips properly from the start.