Hiring Managers

How to Make the Most out of Reference Checks
By Julie Lowe

by Julie Rutherford

Reference checks can be challenging—TorchLight’s Chief Culture Officer Julie Lowe explains how to dig in and get the information you need. “Do reference checks really matter? I’ve never gotten a bad reference…” If potential candidates select their references wisely, they are almost always exclusively positive. While this is great for job seekers, it can be […]

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Could You Be Guilty of Unconscious Gender Bias? Here’s What to Do About It
by Shaara Roman, Founder & CEO, The Silverene Group

by Julie Rutherford

We like people who are like us – that’s a human truth. It’s natural to gravitate toward those who are similar in gender, schooling, religion, what have you. The crux lies how we approach people who are different from us. And despite decades of progress for working women, gender bias has proven to be one […]

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What are the best marketing recruiting firms in DC?

by Gaby Gramont

Get hiring help from one of Washington’s top marketing recruiting firms TorchLight is one of the best marketing recruiting firms in DC and we specialize in hiring and placing highly skilled marketing, communications and PR professionals in the area’s leading businesses. And, because this is all we do, we’ve become experts. TorchLight is one of […]

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Are you trying to fill a PR job in DC? Let TorchLight help with communications recruiting

by Gaby Gramont

As a leader in DC-area communications recruiting, TorchLight assists hiring managers by finding and placing top PR job seekers TorchLight is an expert in communications recruiting and we can help you find the right PR job seeker in Washington, D.C. From posting the position to sifting through resumes and screening potential job candidates, it takes […]

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How to Create a Learning-Focused Workplace Culture

by Julie Rutherford

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 […]

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Four Signs You Should Hire Your Contractor Full Time

by Gaby Gramont

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 it a better choice to hire them full time. If you are trying to decide if you […]

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