Chris Penttila

Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.

30 Recent Stories

How to Keep Cold and Flu Out of the Office
Human Resources

How to Keep Cold and Flu Out of the Office

Cold and flu season is here. How do you keep sick employees from becoming a drain on productivity?
How Not to Be a 'Bosshole'
Managing Employees

How Not to Be a 'Bosshole'

Consider this advice for bringing out the best in employees and keeping your top talent motivated.
Selling Your Biz

Sell Your Company With Savvy

Are you coming off as too desperate to sell your company?
Hiring Center

In With the Out(sourcing)

Small businesses are hiring more independent contractors, but be aware of the pros and cons.
Human Resources

How to Find Ambitious Employees

Attracting proactive people isn't easy, but it's well worth the effort.
Growing Your Business

5 Ways to Break the Silence Barrier

When your employees are scared, the best thing to do is get them talking.
Business Management

Build a Social Media Hiring Strategy

Use your online network to lure quality talent.
Managing Employees

Layoffs: Who Stays, and Who Goes?

Assess what makes your company profitable, and who makes it happen.
Business Management

Knowledge is Power

Ensure that important company clients, projects and processes aren't lost when an employee walks out the door.
Human Resources

Hiring Temporary Talent

Temporary employment is expanding beyond the typical clerical assignment.
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Transform Your Business Model

The old business methods won't work anymore. It's time to evolve.
Growth Strategies

Learn to Evolve

7 ways to transform your business model.
Management & Operations

Set the Model for Office Behavior

Even seemingly trivial acts of incivility can lead to reduced employee productivity and loyalty.
Business Management

Return of the Stay-at-Home Parents

Employers are embracing parents who took a stay-at-home detour.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Awkward!

10 Potentially Sticky Work Situations and How to Manage Them.
Human Resources

How to Manage Generational Dynamics

Gen Xers, Gen Yers, Millennials and Boomers are all working alongside each other. But how do you get them to work well together?
Business Management

The Corporate Experience Conundrum

Now is a good time to find great talent, but entrepreneurs ask, 'Should you hire workers from big companies?'
Human Resources

CEO Salaries in the Crosshairs

Pay-for-performance structures are enjoying a resurgence.
Marketing

Do Marketing Counterstrikes Work?

It's tempting to answer a competitor's ad campaign, but stick to what makes you unique.
Compensation and Benefits

Salaries Are In The Open

New websites let employees share pay rates; employers should take heed.
Compensation and Benefits

Walking the Employee Benefits Tightrope

In tough times, company perks tend to take the hit first. But how do you axe them while keeping employees happy?
Leadership

Do Tech and Meetings Mix?

There comes a point when gadgets detract from meetings. Or does there?
Management & Operations

Know Your Return on Innovation

Endless ideas and prototypes don't mean anything if they're sitting on shelves. Get your innovations out there, and then get tracking.
Business Management

Risky Business

Is your business ready to deal with the unexpected?
Hiring Center

Recruit Reboot

Fill your job openings the right way with these solutions.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Get Thoroughly Green

Take a look at your company's eco-friendliness from start to finish.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Personal Effects

Should you brand yourself along with your business?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Going, Going, Gone?

Coverage for your business in the local newspaper might be increasingly hard to come by.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Rush Hour

Don't let downtime turn into lost time. Learn how to make the most of it.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Ready for Anything

Make sure you're fully prepared for when disaster strikes.
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