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.
Writers are notoriously undervalued. Online writers’ groups are filled with horror stories about prospective clients who expect to get something for nothing. Check out some real-world examples from professional freelance writers, many of whom have decades of experience and/or advanced degrees.
TorchLight Weekly News Roundup: Top 5 must-read articles and posts for managers, employees and job seekers
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 […]
TorchLight Weekly News Roundup: Top 10 must-read articles and posts for managers, employees and job seekers
We know it can be challenging to keep up on all the latest news and trends in hiring, management, the job market and other important topics. To make it easier for you to stay up-to-date, we’ve launched a new blog featuring our team’s top 10 list of must-read articles and posts from this past week. […]
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.
By Sarah Wyland This unforgettable year has changed so many aspects of our lives—from education and social gatherings to our work environment, leisure and more. As a result, expectations are evolving, which requires organizations to consider new ways of marketing to and communicating with consumers. Whether you work for a B2B, B2C, non-profit or another […]
If you plan to hire a social media manager, you need a job description that attracts candidates with the skills you need—and weeds out those who don’t. This can save you a lot of time screening unqualified candidates and help you find the right person for the job. What specific skills do they need? What […]
So you finally got approval for your new digital marketing manager position and are ready to start recruiting. Not so fast. In an effort to speed up the recruiting process, many hiring managers fall into the trap of using fairly generic digital marketing manager job descriptions–which often results in wasting time you don’t have screening unqualified candidates.
In response to client needs, TorchLight now offers recruiting services for development and fundraising positions. Whether you are looking for a Director of Development, Grants Manager, Event Coordinator or many other positions, TorchLight can help you find top talent to meet your staffing needs–and organizational goals.
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, […]