With 57 million U.S. workers participating in the gig economy, it’s no secret that many professionals use their skills outside of the office. Side projects provide employees with opportunities to learn new skills, perfect current ones, and explore other industries. Plus, they can be a source of entertainment, a passion project, or a means for additional income.
When it comes to professional choices, people at all stages will inevitably ponder whether their first priority should be salary or career satisfaction. Fortunately, in our society we are able to consider this choice at all, but the perceived idea that we can only have one or the other can lead to anxiety in our jobs and dissatisfaction with our chosen paths. The popular narrative says that if you only care about money, you can’t pursue your passions, and vice versa. But the truth is, you can strive for a balance of both, if you desire.
In today’s competitive job market, applicants and employees seek companies committed to learning and development. This focus on growth is critical for attracting and retaining top talent. To develop or increase your company’s focus on professional development, you need to take specific steps to both offer learning opportunities and gain employee participation. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you create a learning-oriented workplace culture.
With spring just around the corner and summer not far behind, it’s a great time to start thinking about hiring an intern to help manage tasks that may otherwise fall through the cracks during a busy time of year. Below, you will find five ways to create an effective internship program for both you and your interns:
Over the years, TorchLight has placed contractors in a variety of positions at D.C. metro area companies, including digital marketing, marketing operations, customer experience, and membership marketing. Recently, a team of talented contract marketers had the opportunity to work on an exciting project for AARP, one of our longstanding partners.
When companies like yours bring in contractors from recruiters and staffing firms in DC, they are usually focused on short-term needs. However, the nature of your operations and your relationship with the worker often shift over time, making hiring them on full time a better choice.
To put it simply, your conversion funnel is critical to the success of your online marketing efforts. Without effective conversion funnel marketing pathways, you won’t be able to generate leads or land new customers efficiently.
For business professionals, LinkedIn is the most important social media platform around. It allows you to showcase more than you can fit into a resume, making it a powerful supplement to traditional application materials.
Happy New Year from TorchLight! To help hiring managers like you recruit the best employees in 2019, our team members put together our top recommended resolutions for the upcoming year. Enjoy!
Top 10 Resolutions for Hiring Managers