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. Before she joined CIO in 2013, 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.

Does unconscious bias training really work?

Why building candidate personas helps you hire the right talent

Why building candidate personas helps you hire the right talent

Learn how using candidate personas can improve the diversity of your candidate pool when sourcing and recruiting.

How AI, machine learning will impact tech recruiting

How AI, machine learning will impact tech recruiting

You're already reaping the benefits of AI and machine learning when you watch TV, get a ride to the airport or shop for clothing -- here's how the technology can help you recruit hard-to-find IT talent.

IT Career Roadmap: It takes a village to 'raise' a CIO

IT Career Roadmap: It takes a village to 'raise' a CIO

Lawrence Williams relies on his network of mentors and his finely tuned emotional intelligence to excel as a CIO.

6 tips to avoid job search depression

6 tips to avoid job search depression

Searching for a new job is a tiring and depressing process. Here's how to avoid letting your job search drag you down.

Working while female

Working while female

A Philly freelance writer inadvertently demonstrates the (unconscious?) bias professional women face every day.

More than a third of tech workers are underpaid

More than a third of tech workers are underpaid

New research from Paysa reveals that many tech workers are undercompensated. Here’s how you can address it.

How to get diversity initiatives right

How to get diversity initiatives right

New research shows that the tech industry is still struggling to make progress on diversity and inclusion issues. Here are some strategies to get it right.

10 cities where IT pros aren’t paid what they’re worth

10 cities where IT pros aren’t paid what they’re worth

Though tech careers are lucrative, research from Paysa shows many organizations struggle to keep up with market rates for tech skills. Here are the 10 cities where tech talent is most likely to be underpaid.

Racism in tech runs deep

Racism in tech runs deep

A reader reminds senior writer Sharon Florentine that while racial progress has been slowly made over the decades, racism still exists in a big way in our nation and in tech.

How pay transparency and equity help employers retain workers

How pay transparency and equity help employers retain workers

PayScale's 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report shows that to build more trusting relationships with their workforce, more organizations are emphasizing pay transparency and pay equity.

What the top 5 metro areas pay for hot IT jobs

What the top 5 metro areas pay for hot IT jobs

Live in or around one of the five largest metro areas in the U.S.? Here’s what you can expect to make in three of the hottest IT roles around.

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