Chris Rhatigan

Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor. He is a former newspaper reporter for The New Haven Register and The Iowa City Press-Citizen. He enjoys playing old video games, studying (and trying to speak) Hindi, and walking his dog on the local trails. He lives in India.

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How the Gig Economy Is Redefining Modern Employment

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7 Practices That Destroy Employee Engagement

Parental Leave: More Than a Political Question

How Companies Need to Set Their Business Goals

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Are Video-Call Interviews Really Enough?

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