Hiring staff for the company’s operations in Massachusetts required Wisner to learn very different labor laws, create a second employee handbook, bifurcate payroll functions, and workers’ compensation policies, and develop and implement a set. separate from COVID-related security policies.
“Starting a new business is difficult. Starting a new business in the federally illegal emerging cannabis industry is very difficult. I can say without any doubt that I would not have survived the last two years without ‘Wiz’, as she is. affectionately known, “said Benjamin Sobczak, Pleasantrees’ legal director and Wisner’s supervisor.
“Wiz is at the heart of our company. It ensures that our employees are taken care of and their needs are met. It ensures that compassion and understanding are woven into every decision we make.”
Wisner also seeks to help leaders recognize talent within the company. “I help them determine what kind of white skills an employee needs and how we can develop them so that we can promote them first internally. When a position opens, they can show up and move on to that position without interviewing outside candidates.
“The best fulfillment a leader can have is to see an employee grow, develop in their role, move into a leadership position, and know that it has had a positive impact on their career.”
Prior to joining Pleasantrees, Wisner was the leader of the HR executive team for Target in Novi, a $ 35 million store with more than 160 employees.