engin sciences and Würk Enter Partnership to Deliver the Cannabis Industry’s First Integrative Human Resources Solution
The partnership integrates Würk’s human capital management software into engin’s hourly worker hiring platform, FlowerHire X.
LOS ANGELES|September 16, 2021, 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
engin sciences, the creator of AI-powered recruitment platform, and Würk, the industry’s leading provider of human capital management software, announced today that they have entered into a partnership, creating the first fully integrated recruitment, employment, and human capital management platform for the regulated cannabis industry.
Through the partnership, Würk’s first-of-its-kind, comprehensive software will be integrated into engin’s proprietary AI-enabled hiring platform, white-labeled for the cannabis industry as FlowerHire X. Together, the companies have deployed to cannabis industry HR leaders a unified solution to handle all aspects of the hiring process, from job posting to onboarding and payment.
Launched in April 2021 and powered by engin, FlowerHire X allows cannabis operators to quickly recruit and identify best-fit candidates for hourly positions. By automating job distribution and assigning a proprietary FitScore™ to candidates based on both hard and soft skills, assessments, and location, FlowerHire X creates a hiring process that prioritizes candidate experience, time to hire, and employee retention.
“Due to the endless regulations placed on this industry, one-stop HR vendors will not service cannabis businesses, forcing employers to navigate multiple platforms to recruit, hire, onboard, and pay new employees,” said Sloane Barbour, Founder and CEO of engin sciences and Partner at FlowerHire. “The seamless integration of Würk’s technology into the engin platform will allow us to provide leaders with a unified tech and services stack that will help simplify recruiting, onboarding, payroll, and compliance into one fully integrated solution to support the fastest growing industry in the country.”
Since 2015, Würk has been helping both startups and the largest MSO’s navigate cannabis banking, taxes, payroll, and compliance, by automating the most complicated and risk-prone processes associated with HR. Würk’s platform and managed services allow employers to protect and streamline their operations while providing an environment where people are a priority every step of the way.
“The cannabis industry is in a period of hypergrowth, and by streamlining the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process, we are giving operators the ability to grow at the pace with rising demand,” said Scott Kenyon, CEO of Würk. “This partnership with engin furthers our commitment to create an industry-leading suite of workforce management solutions to the industry, so HR leaders can focus on workforce retention and growth.”
Starting on October 1, 2021, engin and Würk will begin integrating via technology, joint marketing efforts, and collaborative support to create new industry standards for cannabis HR and talent leaders. Through these integration efforts, engin and Würk will help accelerate the maturation of the legal cannabis industry by creating parity with current best-of-breed industry HR standards.
About engin sciences inc
Employing proven AI-assisted hiring methodologies, and best practices in workplace satisfaction models, engin's scientists and human capital experts have architected the engin virtual talent management system. This allows HR managers to deploy a gamified job application process on any website, quickly evaluate applicants, engage with viable candidates, and route people to the jobs to which they're best suited.
FlowerHire is on a mission to build a conscious cannabis community, one hire at a time. Founded in 2017, we are a team of experienced talent and recruiting professionals and dedicated to helping companies build, scale, and retain world-class teams. FlowerHire is Talent in Cannabis™. For more information on FlowerHire, please visit flowerhire.com.
Würk allows cannabis companies to manage payroll, human resources, timekeeping, scheduling, and tax compliance and minimizes compliance risks in the ever-changing cannabis regulatory environment. The company uses its expertise and trusted partnerships to provide guidance on 280E tax law, accounting, and compliant banking. Its platform is designed to scale nationally with the growth of the industry while incorporating the local laws and regulations unique to individual states. Würk is the first payroll provider, and only the third company in the cannabis technology industry, to complete a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2 Audit of systematic controls by a third-party CPA firm. For more information visit enjoyWürk.com.