Co-Founder and Chief Talent Officer Viridian Staffing
Kara Bradford, MBA, MM, is Co-Founder and Chief Talent Officer of Viridian Staffing. Founded in 2013 as the first professional, full-service staffing, recruiting and HR consulting firm in the Cannabis industry, Viridian Staffing provides temporary, temp to hire, direct placement and HR outsourcing services. Kara has been an HR professional, specializing in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Employer Branding, Compliance, Federal/State Employment Laws, and Organizational Design for over 15 years. Her career has spanned multiple Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in a wide variety of industries. Kara has an MBA in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior and is PRC, CIR, and CSSR Certified. She also has a Master’s degree in Marketing and Non-Profit Management Administration and sits on the Board of a Global Recruiting organization. Kara is active in many women’s organizations in the industry including Women Grow, Women of Weed, Norml Women of Washington, etc. Kara has spoken and is slated to speak at National conferences in both the Cannabis and HR industries.
Main Speaking Topics (Among others): Talent Acquisition / Recruiting, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Employer Branding, Compliance and HR, Federal/State Employment Laws, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Recruiting & Employment Challenges in the Cannabis Industry, Working in Teams, Leadership Development, Human Resources, Recruiting in Startups