Writer Specializing in Workplace and Health Issues


Stephenie Overman is a full-time freelance writer who specializes in workplace and health care issues. She has extensive experience covering the business of managing people.

  • Contributing editor, The HR Agenda, Japan’s first bilingual human-resource focused magazine.
  • Contributor to Fortune.com and HR Magazine.
  • Past editor of Staffing Management magazine, an award-winning quarterly for recruiters and staffing professionals.
    Staffing Management covers internal and external recruiting, interviewing techniques, job boards, employee referrals,
    skills testing and temporary staffing.
  • Past editor of Executive Talent, a magazine for top executives about recruitment and retention. The magazine explored topics such as global leadership, corporate governance, executive coaching and succession planning.
  • Past editor of Human Resource Management News, a biweekly newsletter for HR professionals.
  • Former senior writer for HR Magazine and HR News.

She’s also written for:

Gannett News ServiceĀ  Daily Labor Report Employee Relations Weekly Independent Business Your Money Report The Los Angeles Business Journal Bulletin to Management Employment Management Today Working Smart The Education Standard

Among the health care topics she covers are wellness, prescription drug costs, preparation for possible epidemics, short-term insurance, boutique medicine and consumer-driven health plans.

Stephenie Overman’s management writing ranges beyond the United States. She has written about Europe’s aging workforce, mentoring across borders, outsourcing, compensation and health care plans for expatriates and recruiting in Iraq, Eastern Europe and China.

Overman has earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master’s degree in labor studies from the University of the District of Columbia. She received a Knight Fellowship in Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland and attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She has taught news writing at Rutgers University.

Overman is an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists www.spj.org. She is past president of the Washington D.C. and New Jersey chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists; she was secretary of the Los Angeles chapter. She was COO of the 2004 national SPJ convention in New York and co-chair of the 1996 Washington national convention. Overman received a Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Chapter Member Award.

Publications include:


  • American Legion
  • Consulting Magazine
  • Corporate University Review
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Employee Benefit News Canada
  • Employment Management Today
  • Executive Female
  • Executive Talent
  • Floral Management
  • HRMagazine
  • HRNews
  • Independent Agent
  • Independent Business
  • Mobility (Magazine of the Employee Relocation Council)
  • NACS Magazine
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • People Management (U.K.)
  • Pest Management
  • Quill
  • Restaurants USA
  • Scrap Magazine
  • Staffing Management
  • Stevens Indicator
  • Tea Magazine
  • Textile Services
  • This Active Life
  • Transport Topics
  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • Veterinary Business Journal (U.K.)
  • Veterinary Economics
  • Virginia Business magazine


  • AllHealthcareJobs.com
  • BenefitsPro.com
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Employee Benefit News Canada
  • Fortune.com
  • Recruiting Trends
  • SHRM Online
  • Textile Services
  • Transport Topics
  • World Tea News
  • (Washington Post) Express


  • Bulletin to Management (Bureau of National Affairs)
  • Construction Labor Report (BNA)
  • Corporate University XChange
  • Daily Labor Report (BNA)
  • Education Standard (MII Publications)
  • Employee Relations Weekly (BNA)
  • Employment and Training Reporter (MII)
  • Funding Prospects (MII)
  • HR Focus (American Management Association)
  • Human Resource Management News
  • It’s A Living
  • Labor Relations Week (BNA)
  • Managed Care Reporter (BNA)
  • Ophthalmology Times
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Physicians Management
  • Product Safety & Liability Reporter (BNA)
  • You And The Law
  • Your Money Report
  • Welfare to Work (MII)
  • Working Smart


  • Alexandria (Va.) Gazette Packet
  • Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Courier News (N.J.)
  • Daily Record (N.J.)
  • Gannett News Service
  • Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Military Times
  • New York Daily News
  • The Telegraph (N.H.)
  • (Washington Post) Express