Return to Office Part 2: The Employee Perspective

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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 […]

How Creating a Company Culture Can Help Attract & Retain Insurance Talent

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: making strong, long term connections between companies and job candidates is a lot like finding a romantic partner. Personality–both of the individual insurance professionals and of the organization–is key to determining compatibility and the prospect of growth together. But even in today’s more holistic hiring environment, […]

Challenges & Benefits of the Remote Interview Process for Employers

You would think after more than two years of adjusting to the virtual hiring necessities of a Covid world that making remote hiring decisions would be easy as pie. But the truth is that getting a good read on candidates and making job placements based solely on digital interactions is a challenge. Virtual hiring requires […]

How Hiring Managers & Candidates Can Capitalize on Hiring Seasons

Timing is everything, right? Whether you’re a company struggling to make the most of your time and money behind job listings or a candidate feeling lost in a job desert, paying attention to hiring seasons and recruitment cycles can make all the difference. If hiring managers plan properly, their job listings have the opportunity to […]

Getting Beyond the Resume: How to Assess & Hire for Skills vs Experience

Have you read dozens of sometimes nearly identical resumes in search of the right candidate for an open role at your insurance organization? Are your eyes beginning to get blurry? Are you dismayed with how few make it into your ‘maybe’ or ‘yes’ piles? With 56 years in the insurance recruiting industry, we have hundreds […]