Workplace culture

Meet the TorchLight Team: Heather Pederson

by Gaby Gramont

Introducing a key member of the TorchLight team – Senior Director of Recruiting Operations & Engagement Heather Pederson! Heather is responsible for finding talented job candidates for our clients and making sure they have a great experience with us from beginning to end.

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Women Business Owners Series: Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, founders of Finishing Touch Painting

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Lisa and Kimberly Serrano, Owners and Founders of Finishing Touch Painting, to learn more about why they started their painting business, the most challenging parts of being an entrepreneur and their advice to women who are thinking of starting their own businesses.

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace:  An interview with Michael Dumlao

by Gaby Gramont

Note:  This interview reflects Michael’s own view and not that of his firm or any organizational affiliations. We recently sat down with Michael Dumlao, Author, Artist and Activist currently serving as Senior Brand and Diversity Strategist for Defense and Intelligence, to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, the impact of COVID on […]

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Women Business Owners Series:  Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal 

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Del Lim, Owner and Founder of Del the Grocery Gal, to learn more about why she started her personal grocery shopping business, the unique customer service she offers and her advice to other women who are thinking about starting their own businesses.   TorchLight:  Del, thanks joining us today and sharing your story. To […]

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Internal Communications and the Return to Work: 1 Do & 1 Don’t

by Gaby Gramont

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.

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July Contractor of the Month: Kelley Rosati

by Gaby Gramont

Congratulations to Kelley for her selection as TorchLight’s Contractor of the Month! Read on to learn more about Kelley – where she grew up, her advice to marketing professionals and what she likes most about the TorchLight team! Where did you grow up and where did you go to college? What did you study? I grew […]

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Contractor of the Month: Marie Huddle

by Gaby Gramont

Congratulations to Marie for her selection as TorchLight’s Contractor of the Month! Keep reading to learn more about Marie – where she grew up, her journey with computers and what she likes most about the TorchLight team! Where did you grow up and where did you go to college? What did you study?I grew up […]

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Women Business Owners Series: Laura Gross, President of Scott Circle Communications

by Gaby Gramont

As part of our series on Women Business Owners, we recently sat down with Laura Gross, President of Scott Circle Communications, to learn about her founder’s story and her agency’s focus on “PR with a Purpose.” Read on to learn about Laura’s path to ownership and her advice to other women who are thinking about […]

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Posted in , Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Job Search Tips, Women Business Owners

TorchLight Contractor of the Month: Alison Pruitt

by Gaby Gramont

Congratulations to Alison for her selection as TorchLight Contractor of the Month! Read on to learn more about Alison – her hobbies, how she got into freelancing and what she likes most about being part of the TorchLight team! Where did you grow up and where did you go to college? What did you study?I […]

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The Ageism Spectrum

by Gaby Gramont

In December 2020, women accounted for 100% of the jobs lost. Neither age nor ability was a factor, just gender.  Why start with such a depressing statistic? Because you or someone you know may have been affected by choice or by default, and this shouldn’t be ignored.   

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