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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What 2019 holds for diversity and inclusion

What 2019 holds for diversity and inclusion

Several groups predict diversity and inclusion in the workplace will improve in 2019—that it has to if companies want to attract and retain employees. Hopefully they are right.

The best things about being a woman in tech

The best things about being a woman in tech

Rebook Digital Marketing took a positive look at the results of Ivanti’s recent Women in Tech survey and identified seven of the best things about being a woman in this industry.

Hiring tips: 9 secrets to working with IT recruiters

Hiring tips: 9 secrets to working with IT recruiters

CIOs and IT recruiters share insights on how to get the most out of recruiting relationships.

Google employee walkout results in forced arbitration policy change

Google employee walkout results in forced arbitration policy change

Google employees worldwide walked out to protest how the company handled sexual misconduct claims against executives. In response, Google ended forced arbitration for some cases.

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

Looking to hire great talent? Just the right benefits package could tip the scale. Here are the perks that can help you fill key roles fast.

Why women leave tech

Why women leave tech

A new report from Indeed.com reveals why women leave the technology industry, including lack of career growth, poor management, and slow salary growth.

Employee retention: 6 strategies for keeping top talent

Employee retention: 6 strategies for keeping top talent

In an improving economy, retaining talent is of utmost concern. Experts offer advice on how to keep your most valuable business asset: your employees.

9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters

9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters

Recruiters, executive search firms and employment agencies are all valuable tools in your job search arsenal. Here are nine tips for making the most of your relationship with them.

Some good news about diversity in tech, for a change

Some good news about diversity in tech, for a change

Intel achieves its diversity and inclusion goal two years ahead of schedule – but that’s just the beginning.

8 things you need to know about rescinded job offers

8 things you need to know about rescinded job offers

It is rare for an employer to rescind a job offer, but it does happen. Here, two legal experts share what you need to know to reduce the risk that it will happen to you … and what to do if it does.

Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

A culture of engagement can improve business productivity and employee retention. CIOs and experts share tips on keeping your staff engaged.

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