Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity, as well as software, Agile, cloud tech, data center and security topics. For the last five years, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors such as Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

5 tech jobs that will boom (and 2 that will bust) in 2017

Unconscious bias hurts more than diversity

Unconscious bias hurts more than diversity

Biases don't affect only your ability to hire diverse candidates -- they limit your ability to hire all qualified candidates.

5 ways to recruit more women in 2017

5 ways to recruit more women in 2017

Recruiting and retaining women in your organization starts with asking what's really important to them and then following through to make sure they get it.

6 tips for negotiating your next raise

6 tips for negotiating your next raise

If one of your New Year's resolutions to negotiate a raise, here are some tips from industry professionals to help you get your fair share.

5 workforce management trends to watch in 2017

5 workforce management trends to watch in 2017

Workforce management and HCM will continue to evolve in 2017. Here are five trends to watch for in the coming year.

Companies delay diversity reports -- what's the hold up?

Companies delay diversity reports -- what's the hold up?

No news is probably bad news when Silicon Valley companies delay the release of their 2016 reports on diversity and inclusion.

Should software developers have a code of ethics?

Should software developers have a code of ethics?

With the power to drive technology, comes great responsibility. What should developers do when faced with ethical dilemmas?

How workplace equality perceptions are shaped by gender

How workplace equality perceptions are shaped by gender

New research shows just how differently men and women perceive issues of workplace equality -- and how those perceptions shift (or don't) over time.

14 tips to land the job you want in 2017

14 tips to land the job you want in 2017

If finding a new job is one of your New Year’s resolutions, these 14 tips will help you make your career goals a reality.

Why you should ditch your dress code

Why you should ditch your dress code

Dress codes are a symptom of the underlying problems of bias. Get rid of ‘em.

10 roadmaps to IT career success

10 roadmaps to IT career success

Looking to start a new career in 2017, but want to get a feel for what different roles actually entail? We've rounded up our Career Roadmap series from 2016 so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at 10 hot IT career options.

10 biggest recruiting and hiring trends of 2016

10 biggest recruiting and hiring trends of 2016

IT recruiters faced a challenging 2016 and had to get creative to find the elite talent their clients needed. Here are CIO.com's top 10 recruiting and hiring stories from a busy year.

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