Sarah K. White

Sarah K. White

Senior Writer

Sarah White is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, hiring & staffing, and diversity.

Articles by Sarah K. White

What is Kanban? Workflow management simplified
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What is Kanban? Workflow management simplified

Kanban helps organizations focus on specific tasks until completion. This simple workflow management system is an effective method for fostering collaboration and productivity.
January 11, 2022
AAMC proves the power of a formal DEI strategy
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AAMC proves the power of a formal DEI strategy

The American Association of Medical Colleges has taken a strategic approach to fostering an inclusive workplace culture, earning it a spot on IDG’s Best Places to Work in IT.
December 27, 2021
Altria’s investment in career development pays off
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Altria’s investment in career development pays off

Giving employees a clear path forward in their careers is a key factor in retaining them. At Altria, IT careers are a top priority, with defined goals and a variety of opportunities.
December 24, 2021
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IT training pays off big for MetroStar

The midsize government IT contractor’s focus on training and upskilling is helping it retain employees and improve job satisfaction, earning it a spot on IDG’s Best Places to Work.
December 6, 2021
Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose
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Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose

Lean and Six Sigma are the perfect pair for improving customer value by reducing waste, boosting productivity, and reducing defects and variations in products and services.
November 29, 2021
15 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career
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15 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career

IT certifications can verify your knowledge in various skillsets, boost your pay, and set you apart from other entry-level candidates. Here are 15 entry-level certifications worth pursuing.
November 16, 2021
17 IT management certifications for IT leaders
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17 IT management certifications for IT leaders

IT management requires both technical skills and the ability to lead teams, projects, and processes. These 17 certs will help you to hone and showcase your IT management bona fides.
November 4, 2021
What is supply chain management? Mastering logistics end to end
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What is supply chain management? Mastering logistics end to end

Supply chain management (SCM) enables enterprises to source the raw materials or components needed to create a product or service and deliver that product or service to customers.
October 28, 2021
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20 IT certifications paying the highest premiums today

Certifications can boost your salary and make you more marketable to hiring companies. These 20 certs are rising in value, offering the biggest boosts right now, according to the latest report from Foote Partners.
October 8, 2021
12 IT skills paying the highest premiums today
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12 IT skills paying the highest premiums today

From risk analytics to deep learning, these 12 IT skills are earning the highest pay premiums in 2021, according to data from Foote Partners.
September 24, 2021
AI in hiring might do more harm than good
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AI in hiring might do more harm than good

AI hiring tools claim to reduce bias in hiring by incorporating machine-based decisions, but at least in its early stages, AI hiring strategies have the potential to hurt DEI in your organization.
September 17, 2021
15 top RPA certifications
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15 top RPA certifications

Demonstrate your mastery of robotic process automation (RPA) tools and concepts with these certifications.
August 9, 2021
4 ways to diversify your IT hiring pipeline
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4 ways to diversify your IT hiring pipeline

Diverse teams deliver better results. Here’s how companies are reevaluating their hiring strategies to ensure they’re reaching qualified candidates outside traditional hiring avenues.
July 28, 2021
20 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech
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20 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 20 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ tech pros.
July 22, 2021
IBM returnship helps restart IT careers
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IBM returnship helps restart IT careers

IBM’s Tech Re-Entry Program helps bridge the gap for adults who have taken time away from the tech industry and are interested in getting back into an IT career.
July 1, 2021
13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers
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13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers

Offering networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities, these 13 professional orgs foster community for LGBTQ+ workers in an industry that isn’t always welcoming.
June 8, 2021
What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes
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What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) helps organizations streamline process improvement, encouraging a productive, efficient culture that decreases risks in software, product, and service development.
June 1, 2021
CMMI certifications: A complete guide
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CMMI certifications: A complete guide

The CMMI institute offers certifications and training courses for individuals, appraisers, and instructors, but you’ll have to start at the associate level and work your way up.
May 27, 2021
Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader
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Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader

Transitioning to an IT leadership role takes new skills, self-awareness, and an eye for the business value of tech as you become a key point-person for business-IT collaboration.
May 21, 2021
Allyship: Stepping up for a more inclusive IT
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Allyship: Stepping up for a more inclusive IT

IT leaders seeking to make a difference on diversity must become better allies of marginalized groups in IT, a process that requires reflection and courage in assuring issues are addressed and voices are uplifted.
May 14, 2021
7 IT hiring trends for 2021
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7 IT hiring trends for 2021

COVID-19 sparked immediate change in the technology industry — and businesses have overhauled how they recruit, hire, and retain IT talent as a result.
April 23, 2021
12 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)
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12 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)

Have you made any of these top resume mistakes? If so, take some time to revisit, review and update your resume before you apply for your next job.
April 16, 2021
Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship
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Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and CISO Christina Quaine are bridging the gap between IT and security by drawing on their experiences as women rising the ranks in IT.
March 26, 2021
CIO resumes: 9 best practices and 8 strong examples
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CIO resumes: 9 best practices and 8 strong examples

If you’re stuck on how to write your resume for a CIO position, here are nine best practices from industry professionals — and real-world examples of winning CIO resumes.
March 12, 2021
The H-1B visa: Facts, requirements, processes
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The H-1B visa: Facts, requirements, processes

The H-1B visa allows US employers to hire foreign professionals to work in the US when qualified Americans cannot be found. Here are the requirements, processes, and latest changes to this program.
February 25, 2021
5 tips for retaining diverse hires
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5 tips for retaining diverse hires

Diversifying your workforce goes beyond just setting a hiring strategy. You have to overhaul your culture to ensure new hires feel welcome and can thrive.
February 5, 2021
How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion
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How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion

Black Lives Matter protests have spurred many organizations to reassess equity and diversity in their respective industries. Here’s how five tech giants — and one small standout — have responded to calls for improved inclusion in tech.
February 4, 2021