Workplace culture

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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ARE the Future of Work
by Stephanie Ranno

by Julie Rutherford

In the space of one week, I flew to Seattle to attend the Autism at Work Summit at Microsoft, returned home to Baltimore to join leaders at AARP’s DC headquarters for a conference entitled The Future of Work for All Generations, and then, with many companies and communities, kicked off Pride month. If there is […]

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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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Stephanie Ranno Honored Among Maryland’s Leading Women of 2017

by Gaby Gramont

Torchlight’s Director of Enterprise Business Development recognized by The Daily Record for exemplary professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change ALEXANDRIA, Va. (December 5, 2017)— TorchLight Hire’s Stephanie Ranno, Director of Enterprise Business Development, has been honored as one of Maryland’s Leading Women of 2017 by The Daily Record of Baltimore. The award […]

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Stephanie Ranno Joins Alexandria-Based TorchLight Hire as Director of Enterprise Business Development

by Gaby Gramont

Recruiting industry veteran joins D.C. region’s fastest-growing marketing and communications search and staffing firm to lead strategic partnerships with Fortune 5000 enterprises ALEXANDRIA, Va. (November 14, 2017) — TorchLight Hire, one of the Washington, D.C. region’s fastest-growing marketing and communications search and staffing firms, today announced that recruiting industry veteran Stephanie Ranno, formerly with Profiles of […]

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How to Create a Work Environment That Leads to Better Brainstorming and Creativity

by Gaby Gramont

Marketing, PR, and other creative teams need creative work environments to be successful. Without new ideas, your company can’t compete. The good news? Improving workplace creativity doesn’t have to take a lot of time or even a lot of effort. Use these strategies to turn your team into a creative machine. Build Diverse Teams If […]

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