Published February 24, 2021

The Bountiful Benefits of Higher Growth Search

HGS Can Help Keep Your Business Buzzing. Here’s How:


We’re An Extension Of Your Business

HGS has spent years helping to build a foundation for cannabis-focused companies. We know what to do, what not to do, and who the best person is to do it.

We’re Subject Matter Experts

We will bring deeply-rooted expertise with HR processes and management across industries to your business.

We’re An Experienced Industry Partner For Your Payroll And Benefits

Let us relieve you of the burden of providing payroll administration, compliance, staffing, and human resources services.

We Offer A Customized Approach To Staffing And Supplemental HR

At HGS, we know where to find experienced workers with transferable skills that can grow your business.

We’re Experts On Both Sides Of The Business

It’s how we’re able to provide staffing services for cannabis-related roles and non-cannabis roles, such as administration and finance.

We Don’t Do Security – But We Know Some Folks Who Can

Hey, can you blame us? We’ll give you all the proper advice and industry recommendations needed to make the safe choice for your company. 


Areas Of Elevated Expertise

Human Resources

We help businesses grow from the ground up by providing full-service human resources administration. This includes:

  • Assisting with compliance
  • Risk mitigation
  • Developing infrastructure
  • Partnering with Operations
  • Consulting on employee relations management
  • Continual training on all state-mandated courses


We’re committed to helping our cannabis industry partners overcome the challenges of payroll administration. Our job involves:

  • Handling the paperwork and payroll data
  • Ensuring accurate employee classification
  • Keeping track of deductions and withholding
  • Taking care of reimbursements
  • Cutting the checks
  • Providing health care benefits to your employees


Our staffing and recruiting services can take cannabis industry candidates from job posting to offer letter. We do it through:

  • Creating and placing recruitment advertising
  • Screening candidates
  • Providing candidate assessments and pre-employment tests
  • Staffing for temporary, project-based, temp-to-hire, direct-hire, and executive roles
  • Offering outplacement services
  • Performing background and drug testing


Every business has to start somewhere – we’re ready to meet you where you are, so we can get you to where you’re going.

  • We have nearly 50 years of experience in staffing and workforce management, as well as deep connections with the cannabis industry, so you’ll be getting a strong business partner who understands both where you’re coming from and how to get you where you want to go.

Common Roles HGS Fills In The Cannabis Industry (& Their Governing Agencies)

  • Propagation/Nursery (CDFA: California Department of Food and Agriculture)
  • Cultivation (CDFA: California Department of Food and Agriculture)
  • Manufacturing (CDPH: California Department of Public Health)
  • Transportation (BCC: Bureau of Cannabis Control)
  • Testing Laboratories (BCC: Bureau of Cannabis Contro)
  • Retail (BCC: Bureau of Cannabis Contro)
  • Distribution (BCC: Bureau of Cannabis Contro)