Tom Starner

Tom Starner is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia who has been covering the human resource space and all of its component processes for over two decades. He can be reached at

What can HR expect after the midterms?

With the 2022 midterms past, a benefits expert says critical legislation will continue the trend of inaction due to a missing middle ground.

As more states are legalizing marijuana, how should employers respond?

Nearly half of the U.S. population lives in a state where cannabis is fully legalized.

The HR troubles with Twitter’s layoffs—and how to avoid them

What HR experts and leaders can learn from Elon Musk's controversial approach to managing his newest company.

‘Labor hoarding’: A key to the talent troubles of a recession?

Instead of layoffs, some employers may be planning to weather uncertain economic conditions by hanging onto their talent.

Seasonal hiring is different in 2022; how talent leaders can make the most of it

With more workers seeking seasonal roles, experts advise employers not to let the economy hinder their holiday hiring game.

Employees are demanding pay transparency. Here’s how HR should respond

As new laws mandate pay transparency, near-universal backing among candidates and employees may also push more employers to act.

Election day is coming: Employers need to be ready

Now is the time for HR to ensure policies around issues like voting leave are well-understood by both leaders and employees.

The communication, empathy tactics you need to conquer ‘quiet quitting’

Experts say HR leaders need to focus on building trust with the workforce to combat the growing trend.

When disaster hits, what is HR’s role in avoiding ‘confusion and chaos’?

Hurricane Ian is a powerful reminder that HR needs to be proactive in planning for emergencies that affect their workforce.

With salary budgets at a 20-year high, what HR needs to know

A new WorldatWork survey finds that budgets continue to rise globally.