Whether you love it or hate it, watch it or secretly watch it, most of us are familiar with the popular reality shows The Bachelor & The Bachelorette. The show starts with thirty contestants and week after week, contestants compete for the love and a rose, from the Bachelor or the Bachelorette, with one final lucky winner at the end. This often hilarious and sometimes tear-jerking show has quite a few parallels to a job interview process for the candidate and the company.
Over my 20+ years of recruiting, I have helped many executives transition from one industry to another, and consequently, helped my clients find the perfect individual who would bring a fresh perspective and relevant experience from a related industry. Whether you are considering a move into the cannabis industry or if you are a leader already in the space looking to build out your team, these are just a few items worth considering:
The hype and excitement around a new product, service or movement can cause a big buzz and adrenaline rush in the market. How can companies in emerging industries learn from others’ challenges?
At Waterstone, we are passionate about supporting organizations that align with our core values, and Anti Cruelty Society is one of them. Recently, we spent a day learning more about the facilities and making toys for our furry friends
Waterstone is pleased to announce the launch of our Cannabis Practice!
This Practice is important to us, because our personal and professional beliefs align with a mission toward cannabis advocacy, education and social justice. We also have a passion for working within emerging markets, and regardless of industry experience, the cannabis space needs operational professionals who know how to build and/or contribute to the growth of the business.
Identifying leadership and operational talent within the cannabis industry can be complex, and we help businesses overcome those challenges.
Our deep recruiting experience across diverse highly regulated industries uniquely positions us to partner with our clients as they build and scale a healthy company.
Over the past couple of years, a few of the Waterstone team members have been involved in a very caring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters.
This year, Waterstone proudly participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago’s Spare a Night Out event, which raises money to provide under privileged children with a mentor. The mentors serve as a stable relationship in the children’s lives to enrich them through social events, develop problem solving skills and ultimately graduate high school. As a team, we raised $1,800 and 100% of the funds raised stay right here in the Chicago system. We thoroughly enjoyed raising funds for a great cause and celebrating the success at the bowling event. Overall, the event raised over $210,000, way to go BBBS Chicago!
LPCS The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is a comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women experiencing homelessness. A highly individualized, client-driven approach is a hallmark of the organization that serves between 300 and 400 individuals each year. All of the LPCS endeavors are guided by the values of accountability, self-determination and community engagement. The five programs of the LPCS work to address the challenges of homelessness at every point in the housing continuum.
Women’s March on Chicago (WMC) is an organization advocating for women’s rights, promoting intersectional feminism, and challenging the political system regarding issues affecting women. WMC connects us as everyday champions of human rights for ourselves/others in our diversity. When we stand together, our strength multiplies and our voices must be heard. Fairness, justice, and equality require rigorous defense and promotion, and are not yet won. We recognize lack of fairness, justice, and equality are suffered by some much more than others. We need to work until fairness, justice, and equality are reality in all parts of society.
Established by Betsy Peterson in 1996, The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is the country’s leading national organization solely committed to congenital heart research funding. Since 1996, CHF has independently funded 72 research projects with nearly $8.7 million. In addition, CHF and the American Heart Association have collaboratively funded 14 research projects with nearly $1.8 million through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards, bringing CHF's total amount funded to over $9.6 million. CHF is a national 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, whose mission is to support the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects.
The Waterstone team was proud to support the cause and to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease