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Val Matta is the vice president of business development at CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution for corporations seeking to offer outplacement assistance to former employees that gives job seekers complete control over their job search. Connect with Val and CareerShift on LinkedIn.

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6 Ways to Make Summer Count For Your Job Search

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 2:39 PM

After a long and brutal winter, summer is finally here. It's officially time for fireworks, barbecues, bonfires and whatever else makes your summer special.

It's also a great time for a job search revamp. The truth is, all of those barbecues and bonfires can be the ultimate networking events...

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How to Get Your Recruitment Process Ready for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Looking to hire a new flock of employees this summer? You better listen up!

According to the 2014 Recruitment Technology Trends, there are several new and improved hiring avenues of which employers need to be aware. While you may have some standby recruitment strategies, such as social recruiting...

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The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

(6) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results.

There's a common misconception employers share about the solution to employee disengagement. Many employers believe if they provide more catered lunches, higher salaries and even cool...

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Can't Afford a Severance Package? 5 Alternatives to Consider

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:04 PM

One of the hardest parts about being a manager, HR leader or decision maker is having to let an employee go. Dismissals are never really personal -- usually you need to cut costs, are going in a different direction, or just need a better fit. While benefits like severance packages...

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You're Fired! 4 Optimal Ways to Let Employees Go

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:11 PM

By all accounts, you may be a great employer who just wants what's best for your workforce. But when tides change, revenues fall, and things look bleak, it may be time to let some employees go.

Firing dedicated workers isn't easy -- but many have had to do it. According...

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How to Be the Perfect Hiring Manager in 4 Easy Steps

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Hiring managers, I know you've got a tough gig. I know you have to go through tons of resumes, cover letters and application materials in order to find the perfect fit. I know the headache of trying to acquire someone who'll stick around for the long run. These notions aside,...

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The Reverse Interview: How to Attract the Very Best Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 2:03 PM

As a recruiter or employer, typically you're the one holding all the cards in the hiring process. You scan the resumes, call up prospective candidates and make final decisions. But have you ever thought of your organization as the one in the hot seat?

Recent studies have indicated that candidates...

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They're Just Not That Into You: Why Your Recruiting Strategy Isn't Working

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 6:13 PM

Hiring managers, listen up: Your recruiting strategy may not be working as well as you think, and everyone knows it but you. For example, ever find yourself interviewing the same candidate over and over? What about hiring someone you think is qualified, only to discover they aren't so great after...

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Fight Unemployment by Spicing up Your Outplacement Services

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Compensating discharged employees can be a fine line to walk. Employers and HR managers want to ensure discharged workers receive compensation fitting to their financial needs, but too often, employers skip out on other necessary components of employee outplacement services -- especially when it comes to helping workers fight unemployment.

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