LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace:  An interview with Michael Dumlao

by Gaby Gramont

Note:  This interview reflects Michael’s own view and not that of his firm or any organizational affiliations. We recently sat down with Michael Dumlao, Author, Artist and Activist currently serving as Senior Brand and Diversity Strategist for Defense and Intelligence, to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, the impact of COVID on […]

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Posted in , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Women Business Owners Series:  Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal 

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal, to learn more about why she started her personal grocery shopping business, the unique customer service she offers and her advice to other women who are thinking about starting their own businesses.   TorchLight:  Del, thanks joining us today and sharing your story. To […]

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Posted in , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

TorchLight Weekly News Roundup

by Gaby Gramont

Happy end of the week! We’ve brought you another TorchLight’s Weekly News Round-up to keep you on top of the latest news and trends in recruiting, human resources, the job market, and all the other important topics that you want to know about. Enjoy! Female workers report higher stress (LinkedIn) Employers, workers have different recruiting […]

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Posted in , Job Search Tips

TorchLight August Contractor of the Month: Irene Lee

by Gaby Gramont

Congratulations to Irene Lee for her selection as TorchLight’s Contractor of the Month! Irene was chosen because of her strong problem-solving skills, business/tech acumen and more. Keep reading to learn more about Irene – what she studied, her career advice to professionals and what she likes most about the TorchLight team!

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Back-to-School advice from the TorchLight team

by Gaby Gramont

The back-to-school season always brings big changes even under “normal” circumstances. Given this year’s uniquely challenging return to school, the TorchLight team offers our advice and ideas to help parents and caregivers make the transition more manageable. Read on for our thoughts and recommendations… Heather Pederson, Senior Director of Recruiting Operations & Engagement “It feels […]

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TorchLight Weekly News Roundup: Top 5 must-read articles and posts for managers, employees and job seekers

by Gaby Gramont

Happy Friday and welcome back to TorchLight’s Weekly News Round-up! We keep you updated with the latest news and trends in hiring, human resources, the job market and other important topics that YOU want to hear about. This week we’ve focused on employee and candidate behavior. Enjoy! The Best Interview Question to Gauge Burnout Among […]

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Posted in , Hiring Managers

TorchLight Weekly News Roundup: Top 5 must-read articles and posts for managers, employees and job seekers

by Gaby Gramont

Welcome back to TorchLight’s Weekly News Round-up! We keep you updated with the latest news and trends in hiring, management, the job market and other important topics that YOU want to hear about. To make it easier for you to stay up-to-date, we’ve launched a new blog featuring our team’s top 5 list of must-read […]

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3 tips to help you find a mentor in the hybrid workplace

by Gaby Gramont

Kelly Jackson, a 27-year-old account director at Ogilvy in Chicago, credits her success with developing mentoring relationships throughout her career. Three years ago, when Jackson was a public relations manager at the Philadelphia-based marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen, she asked three top executives at the firm to be her mentors—to answer her questions, offer advice and help her navigate the workplace. Those relationships helped to advance her career. 

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Posted in , Candidates, Remote Work

Mentorship and promotion for remote workers: Tips for managers and employees

by Gaby Gramont

As organizations head back to the office, opportunities for mentorship and promotion of remote workers are in question. Does working from home equal less visibility and therefore fewer possibilities for growth and advancement than in-office employees? Can remote workers make the connections with senior staff and other mentors to help them ascend to higher-profile roles […]

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Posted in , Job Search Tips

Internal Communications and the Return to Work: 1 Do & 1 Don’t

by Gaby Gramont

Internal communications teams are leaning on their basics and shoring up their foundations as they plan now for the best way to support employees this fall. Coming off the height of the pandemic and the usual disconnect over summer, communicating well with employees is arguably more important now than ever, which is why many professionals are focusing on tried-and-true methods.

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Posted in , Hiring Managers, Workplace culture