Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.
30 Recent Stories
An entrepreneur makes the most of his VC by spending wisely and thinking strategically.
A company that embraces producer-friendly business practices? It's only fair.
Are you sure your customer information is secure? If not, consider developing a data governance policy to lock info up tight.
Will a higher minimum wage hurt entrepreneurs? Many say no.
Online bartering sites want to change how consumers shop.
Thinking about diversifying your business? Here are some things to consider before adding to your company's offerings.
Japan's economy is picking up. Should your company explore the possibilities?
Corporate volunteering is becoming less about envelope stuffing and more about letting employees apply their specific skills.
Social networking sites spark unofficial background checks.
Compensation and Benefits
If you think a retirement plan doesn't matter to recent college graduates, think again.
Prepare your business for the outbreak of bird flu or any other possible pandemic before you're really in trouble.
Should you eliminate health coverage entirely or limit it to a few key employees?
Are more features what your customers really want? Try to make your product do too much, and it may end up doing nothing at all.
The EEOC just passed a milestone, but we're still striving for workplace equality.
Time Management and Organization
What was that awesome thing you did for that one project last year? Don't know? You need to start keeping a project archive.
For one international entrepreneur, giving back is just part of smart business.
Creating accessories for a hot-selling product line can be the path to quick riches, but it's also a very risky business.
To truly unlock your employees' talents, you need to understand who they are and what roles best suit them.