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Remote work and productivity: How productive are you now?

by Julie Rutherford

This past June, TorchLight conducted a Remote Work Survey focused on various aspects of working at home during the pandemic. During the first three months of COVID-19 (March-May), respondents were surprised by how much they enjoy working remotely, as well as thelevel of productivity they were able to achieve with home as their base. The […]

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Linkedin’s latest feature: let recruiters know that you are #OpenToWork

by Julie Rutherford

In the latest of LinkedIn’s additions to the every-growing network platform is lies the “#OpenToWork” feature. Designed for those who are currently employed but in the search for new job opportunities, this feature lets recruiters know that you are actively job searching despite already having a position. To enable it simply go to your LinkedIn […]

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Interview questions to ask when hiring new talent

by Gaby Gramont

A bad hire can cost you thousands of dollars on training, salaries, and more. The hiring process can be quite stressful as you narrow down several candidates to just a handful who can fit into your company. A mix of intuition, knowledge, and evaluation is needed to figure out which candidate meets your needs. Therefore, […]

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Alexandria-Based TorchLight Hire Named Among Washington, D.C.’s 2020 Best Places to Work for the Third Time

by Julie Rutherford

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 8, 2020)—Washington Business Journal recently announced that TorchLight Hire, Washington, D.C.’s leading marketing and communications recruiting firm, has been named among the Washington region’s 2020 Best Places to Work. This is the third time that TorchLight has been recognized as part of this prestigious list. This year’s 110 honorees boast the highest […]

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TorchLight Hire named to Inc. 5000 Series list of the fastest-growing private companies in U.S. for fourth time

by Julie Rutherford

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 8, 2020)—Inc. magazine recently announced that TorchLight Hire, Washington, D.C.’s leading marketing and communications recruiting firm, ranks number 3,562 of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies of 2020. This is the fourth year TorchLight has been ranked on this prestigious list. View the Inc. 5000 Series here. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA., TorchLight joins high-performing […]

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Alexandria-Based TorchLight Hire Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies of 2016

by Julie Rutherford

Leading marketing and communications search and staffing firm continues growth trajectory ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 17, 2016)—Marketing and communications search and staffing firm TorchLight Hire, LLC, ranked No. 621 of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, according to Inc. Magazine’s 2016 rankings, released today. TorchLight, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., now joins an elite group of […]

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Remote team setup part 3: The role of trust

by Julie Rutherford

Probably the most important aspect of remote work is trust. It’s important to trust your employees to get the job done until proven otherwise, so remote work can be difficult for those used to being a micromanager or even those who aren’t! If you have tendencies to overmanage, think about what you’ll do to show […]

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