Chris Penttila

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

Payback Time

Thinking of striking back at an employee? Think twice.

No Deal

An immigrant exodus could hurt your bottom line.

Savvy Spending

An entrepreneur makes the most of his VC by spending wisely and thinking strategically.

All Things Being Equal

A company that embraces producer-friendly business practices? It's only fair.

Know Your Stuff

Are you sure your customer information is secure? If not, consider developing a data governance policy to lock info up tight.

Paying the Price

The rising cost of healthcare could lead to surcharges.
Growth Strategies

Raising the Minimum Wage

Will a higher minimum wage hurt entrepreneurs? Many say no.
Technology

Are Barter Sites Right for You?

Online bartering sites want to change how consumers shop.

Mix It Up

Thinking about diversifying your business? Here are some things to consider before adding to your company's offerings.

Pilot Project

New database allows you to check employees' legal status.

Cover Me

Mandatory health insurance may be bad for business.
Growth Strategies

Joining Forces With Japan

Japan's economy is picking up. Should your company explore the possibilities?

Got Skills?

Corporate volunteering is becoming less about envelope stuffing and more about letting employees apply their specific skills.

Payback Time

Think interns are free labor? That could be changing.
Growth Strategies

Check 'Em Out on MySpace

Social networking sites spark unofficial background checks.
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