Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering career development, IT management, training, and diversity.

Scrum master certification: Top 13 certs for agile pros

9 reasons good employees leave — and how to prevent it

9 reasons good employees leave — and how to prevent it

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

Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

Remote work has made competition for tech talent fiercer than ever, which makes retaining talent a CIO priority.

The H-1B visa: Facts, requirements, processes

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.

How COVID-19 is changing the IT hiring process

How COVID-19 is changing the IT hiring process

Technology companies and IT organizations are still hiring, but are relying on new technologies to screen and hire talent — with an added emphasis on soft skills.

The keys to a successful remote work strategy

The keys to a successful remote work strategy

Getting remote work right is tough. But with a mission-driven approach and effective technology, a productive remote work strategy can really pay off.

IT automation shakes up the entry-level career path

IT automation shakes up the entry-level career path

The advent of IT automation — and the desire for more meaningful work — is transforming how CIOs think about internal talent pipelines and entry-level IT work.

10 developer skills on the rise — and five on the decline

10 developer skills on the rise — and five on the decline

Developers remain in high demand, but the skills they need to succeed are in constant flux. Here’s how to ensure your programming chops are on point and sharp.

Podcast: How the new H-1B visa process works

Podcast: How the new H-1B visa process works

March 20 was the deadline to apply for an H-1B visa for 2020-2021. This was the first year that USCIS rolled out a new application portal and process, which could result in more applicants to fill 85,000 visas through a lottery....

IT burnout: A productivity killer IT leaders must address

IT burnout: A productivity killer IT leaders must address

Burnout is a significant growing problem, especially in IT. And it has the potential to cripple your workforce. Here’s how to handle it.

What is an HRIS? A key tool for all your human resources needs

What is an HRIS? A key tool for all your human resources needs

A human resources information system makes managing people, policies and procedures simple, efficient and effective for organizations of all sizes.

10 ways you’re getting workplace diversity wrong (and how to get it right)

10 ways you’re getting workplace diversity wrong (and how to get it right)

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful diversity and inclusion strategy, but best practices can help ensure you’re establishing a diverse workplace that can innovate and thrive.

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