Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, 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.

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Why your company needs a CHRO

Why your company needs a CHRO

What’s the biggest HR mistake you can make? Not hiring a chief human resources officer. Here’s what to look for in filling this key workplace culture leadership role.

Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2018

Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2018

Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand. Here’s what companies are looking for in 2018.

How VR can improve anti-harassment training

How VR can improve anti-harassment training

Startup Vantage Point uses VR to improve anti-harassment training, allowing participants to experience a situation in which they're a bystander and practice responses.

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

Looking to hire great talent quickly? There are certain benefits and perks job candidates truly want that can speed up time-to-hire.

8 reasons good employees leave — and how you can prevent it

8 reasons good employees leave — and how you can prevent it

Talent is your biggest asset, and while you’ll never eliminate employee turnover, the following strategies can help you keep your best.

Meet the woman making sure fans get Super Bowl tickets

Meet the woman making sure fans get Super Bowl tickets

Camila Franco, the woman behind the scenes at StubHub, is making Super Bowl LII dreams come true for New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Don’t let crappy software drive your employees away

Don’t let crappy software drive your employees away

User experience has a much more significant impact on talent acquisition and retention that you’d think.

10 under-the-radar cities with great tech career opportunities

10 under-the-radar cities with great tech career opportunities

Just off the well-trod IT path are 10 smaller metro areas that offer incredible job opportunities, short commutes, lower cost of living and amazing quality of life.

94 women entrepreneurs on how to fix sexism in the VC world

94 women entrepreneurs on how to fix sexism in the VC world

Amanda Greenberg's survey offers suggestions for addressing sexism in the tech venture capital world.

Want a more diverse workforce? Hire bootcamp graduates

Want a more diverse workforce? Hire bootcamp graduates

Coding bootcamps are producing more than double the number of graduates as the U.S.’s largest traditional CS programs, and those graduates are far more diverse.

6 effective strategies for improving employee retention

6 effective strategies for improving employee retention

In an improving economy, retaining talent is of utmost concern. Here’s how to keep your most valuable business asset: your employees.

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