Val Matta

About the Author

Val Matta is the vice president of business development at CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution for companies, outplacement firms, job seekers and university career centers. Connect with Val and CareerShift on LinkedIn.

What You Can Do to Help New Parents

New mothers and fathers everywhere wrestle with the issue of juggling a career and family. Traditionally, it’s an issue that has most impacted mothers. Some want to stay home, but have to work to supplement the household income. Others want to work, yet worry over trusting someone else to care for their child….

How to Keep Working Parents Working For You

Becoming a new mom or dad can present trials for both employees and employers. Working parents are looking for more work-life flexibility in order to continue working, but not completely sacrifice being a good parent. An August FlexJobs survey of 1,200 parents found 91% of working parents say having children living at home…

You Don’t Need to Be Outrageous, Just Creative, With Your Benefits

Job seekers care about the benefits you offer. In fact, 4 out of 5 say that the benefits offered are the deciding factor in taking a new job, according to data from The Guardian 2014 Workplace Benefits Study. But what does this mean for your company? How can you compete with the outrageous…

3 Things to Help Hold on to Recent College Graduates

In many ways, recent college graduates are the perfect candidates to hire. They’re young, fresh, and willing to learn. However, they also come with a problem: Most recent grads don’t stay with an organization very long. A new study by America Employed found that 77 percent of franchises surveyed said they expected new…

If Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top Graduates, Should You?

By all other accounts, you probably aim to hire the best people for your organization. This includes targeting those who went to elite universities, were top of their class, and come with a bevy of recommendations from professors and advisors. But, do top grads always equate to the best workers? Not according to…