Chris Penttila

About Chris Penttila

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

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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'

Consider this advice for bringing out the best in employees and keeping your top talent motivated.
Growth Strategies

Sell Your Company With Savvy

Are you coming off as too desperate to sell your company?
Growth Strategies

In With the Out(sourcing)

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

How to Find Ambitious Employees

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

5 Ways to Break the Silence Barrier

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

Build a Social Media Hiring Strategy

Use your online network to lure quality talent.
Growth Strategies

Layoffs: Who Stays, and Who Goes?

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

Knowledge is Power

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

Hiring Temporary Talent

Temporary employment is expanding beyond the typical clerical assignment.

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.

Set the Model for Office Behavior

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

Return of the Stay-at-Home Parents

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


10 Potentially Sticky Work Situations and How to Manage Them.