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Remote Hiring

How to Hire Remote Workers During COVID-19

by Julie Rutherford

Does making a remote hire seem impossible during this chaotic time? February 2020: The economy is chugging along, and hiring is going well. You are in the middle of several searches for full-time hires and are pleased with the candidate pool. March 2020: COVID-19 hits and life suddenly stops both personally and professionally. How do […]

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Remote work – what it means to the TorchLight Team

by Julie Rutherford

To celebrate 2019 National Work From Home Week, TorchLight’s fully remote team shares what working from home means to us both personally and professionally. Read on to hear how remote work positively affects our families, work, health, and happiness! Kathryn Bailey, Recruiting Manager Working from home is a winning formula for Kathryn. “Not commuting to […]

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Gender equality in the workplace: Steps in the right direction
By Gabrielle Gramont

by Julie Rutherford

Women continue to fight for gender equality and strive for an even playing field in the workplace. Although there are still areas for improvement, recent statistics reflect notable progress in reducing gender inequality in both the professional and academic realms. Here are some positive numbers showing that women are slowly but surely closing these gaps.

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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 Heidi Parsont

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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Four Signs You Should Hire Your Contractor Full Time

by Heidi Parsont

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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8 Skills Every DC Marketer Must Have…How Do You Stack Up?

by Heidi Parsont

Whether you’re looking for that next marketing job here in Washington or whether you’re happily employed but keeping your options open, it pays to stay on top of your skills to stand out from the competition. You likely know that content is king in today’s digital age and social media skills are essential. But did […]

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3 Great (and Easy!) Ways to Enhance Your Marketing Skills

by Heidi Parsont

Staying on top of the marketing trends in DC’s competitive job market has never been easier! You’ve heard the expression: “You snooze, you lose.” Well, the same can be said for life in today’s fast-moving marketing world. The marketing pro who fails to keep his or her skills sharp and up to date risks falling […]

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4 In-Demand Jobs in the Washington, DC area

by Heidi Parsont

If you have these skills and experience, TorchLight marketing recruiters want to know about you! You never know when our clients are looking for someone just like you. Marketing is vital to any business for attracting customers, securing loyalty and generating more sales—and the race is on to attract the best and brightest to fill […]

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