How to Leverage AI for Recruiting: Plus the Pitfalls to Avoid

While artificial intelligence hasn’t (yet) presented itself as a robot takeover of the human world, it is still an undeniably powerful force. AI can make us believe Pope Francis was spotted in a Balenciaga puffer, can replicate the voice of Jay Z in a French rap song, win art competitions in Colorado, and even reunite […]

Why & How to Empower Women in the Workplace

As recruiters, there are few things in life that bring us more joy than placing a candidate at an organization where we know they’ll thrive. These success stories are made even sweeter when it is a fellow woman taking the next, exciting step in her career. All of us at Martin Grant have the triumph […]

How to Identify Your Top Performing Employees & Improve Retention

Every team has a few stand-out employees who have a major impact on the success of the organization. These rock stars exist at every level, from stellar executive leaders to skilled managers and prodigious entry level staff. And the competitive hiring market means improving retention is even more critical, especially for those exceptional employees. But […]

How to Make a Job Offer that Candidates Can’t Turn Down

As employers well know, the process of finding, vetting and interviewing candidates in the insurance industry is hard enough as it is. To reach the end of the process by extending a job offer only to be rejected or worse, ignored, is a terrible feeling and brings you back to the drawing board. So let’s […]

Return to Office Part 2: The Employee Perspective

In our last blog, we discussed how 2023 has seen a trend in more companies encouraging or even requiring a return to office for new and existing staff as the world emerges from the pandemic and re-evaluates its relationship to work. The first side of this story arose from conversations we’ve had with our clients–companies […]

Return to Office Part 1: The Employer’s Perspective

The spread of COVID-19 has undoubtedly transformed the workplace, and companies who were quick to transition to remote work saw less downtime at the start of the pandemic. Employers and their staff alike have worked hard over the last 3 years to adapt to a remote work environment and maintain productivity in a fully digital […]

The Power of Upskilling and Reskilling

If you could go back in time and read an insurance job posting from 10 or even 5 years ago and compare it to one from today, you would immediately notice that the description for the exact same job title might look significantly different. Much of this has to do with a rapidly changing workplace […]

How Goal Setting with Employees can Improve Retention

As we start the new year, your insurance organization’s overarching goals are top of mind. You’ve set your sights on growing your customer base, leveling up your marketing, and of course, increasing your revenue. Perhaps scaling your team is also part of your company’s objectives for the year. But have you considered the goals of […]

Insights From Martin Grant’s Women-Led Team on Gender in the Insurance & Recruiting Industries

Our organization is nestled in the elbow of two very interesting industries when it comes to gender equality. Of course, at our core we are a boutique recruitment agency–personal employment matchmakers if you will. But we work exclusively with employers and potential talent in the insurance industry and have thus had more than 25 years […]

How Insurance Employers Can Leverage Lateral Career Moves

With the ongoing insurance labor shortage, recruiters and hiring managers need to think outside the box–and that means targeting candidates outside the insurance industry. As we’ve said before, you can expand your candidate pool and make more successful long-term hires by evaluating candidates based on their skills rather than their past job experience. The same […]