Ask the Recruiter: How to attract and retain talent in a hot job market

by Gaby Gramont

With more and more jobs to fill and less talent available, hiring the right candidate is becoming a more challenging task than normal. Hiring managers, don’t fret! We have brought another segment of Ask the Recruiter. This time we sat with our VP of Business Development & Account Management Stephanie Ranno who has an extensive background in the staffing and recruiting space. Find out the number one thing job seekers are looking for, how to attract AND retain talent, resources and recommendations for upskilling employees and more!

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Posted in , Hiring Managers, Hiring Trends, Job Search Tips, Recruitment

Remote work: One size doesn’t fit all

by Gaby Gramont

Across the country, large employers, including PwC, Amazon and Facebook are abandoning their return-to-office plans and announcing that employees can work from home indefinitely.  At the same time, these and other companies need to keep in mind there are long-term impacts of adopting a remote-first culture. Learn more about potential ramifications and what you can do about them.

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Meet the TorchLight Team: Heather Pederson

by Gaby Gramont

Introducing a key member of the TorchLight team – Senior Director of Recruiting Operations & Engagement Heather Pederson! Heather is responsible for finding talented job candidates for our clients and making sure they have a great experience with us from beginning to end.

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Women Business Owners Series: Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, founders of Finishing Touch Painting

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, Owners and Founders of Finishing Touch Painting, to learn more about why they started their painting business, the most challenging parts of being an entrepreneur and their advice to women who are thinking of starting their own businesses.

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How to prepare for a job reference call—and give your former employee the best shot at a new job

by Gaby Gramont

Have you ever been asked to serve as a reference for a former employee? Do you usually prepare for your call with the hiring manager or HR representative? Whether you’re new to reference calls or have completed dozens, it’s important to be 100% prepared for the conversation to make it easy for the hiring manager to understand what the candidate can bring to the role.

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Posted in , Hiring Managers

How to land a marketing job with the help of a recruiter: “CEO You Should Know” Heidi Parsont on the Two Marketing Moms podcast

by Gaby Gramont

Our CEO and Founder Heidi Parsont was recently featured in iHeart Radio’s “CEOs You Should Know” including a guest appearance on the “Two Marketing Moms” podcast. Listen to Heidi’s valuable insights for job seekers including information on today’s hot job market, how to work with a recruiter to land a top marketing job and other […]

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Posted in , Candidates, Job Search Tips

Ask the Recruiter:  How to find the RIGHT job in a hot job market 

by Gaby Gramont

As you’ve probably heard, the job market is hot right now and jobs are plentiful. Whether you have multiple job offers in hand or are just starting your search, it’s important to think about a range of factors from salary and title to work culture, management style and others.

Our CEO and Founder Heidi Parsont has nearly 20 years of experience working with job candidates to match them with positions that fit their skillsets, work styles and goals. Read on for her advice on what to consider to make sure your next career step is the right one.

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Posted in , Job Search Tips