Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

How to prepare for (and ace) the technical interview

How to prepare for (and ace) the technical interview

Technical interviews can make or break your chances for landing a new job. Here’s how to prepare yourself for success, even if you’re a self-taught programmer.

What is employee experience? Your key to talent retention and recruitment

What is employee experience? Your key to talent retention and recruitment

A strong employee experience can be a key differentiator in tight talent markets and essential to success as digital transformation increasingly takes hold.

5 strategies for improving employee experience

5 strategies for improving employee experience

A positive employee experience can greatly impact engagement, retention, and productivity. Here’s how to make sure yours is second-to-none.

Insourcing, automation spark GE’s IT transformation

Insourcing, automation spark GE’s IT transformation

GE’s bold move to insource IT support and automate IT workflows has paid off in cost efficiencies and a vastly improved employee experience.

Cornell’s unique CMS/CRM solution unifies the student experience

Cornell’s unique CMS/CRM solution unifies the student experience

The Ivy League university knit together Drupal and Salesforce to create a university-wide system of engagement centered on the student experience.

Product-based IT makeover pays off at PVH

Product-based IT makeover pays off at PVH

The parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger shifted to agile in delivering an innovative digital assistant that increases sales and enhances the retail experience.

Leon County Florida saves lives by digitizing hurricane response

Leon County Florida saves lives by digitizing hurricane response

The county leveraged GIS technology and dashboards in innovative ways to gather and analyze response data during and after Hurricane Michael, saving lives.

7 signs you’re ready to hire a career coach — and 3 signs you’re not

7 signs you’re ready to hire a career coach — and 3 signs you’re not

If you are at a career crossroads, or have hit a wall, a career coach can help you maximize your potential — but only if you’re willing to put in the work.

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

9 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.

Unlocking innovation: Tips for transforming a risk-averse IT culture

Unlocking innovation: Tips for transforming a risk-averse IT culture

A new book from Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review offers insights on how to cultivate a culture of innovation.

What is a career coach? Your partner in growth

What is a career coach? Your partner in growth

A career coach offers certified expertise in maximizing your potential, whether it’s helping you land a promising new job, navigate a career change, or find fulfillment at work.

Top HRIS certifications to boost your career

Top HRIS certifications to boost your career

Certification is a great way to benchmark skills and prove value for organizations. Here are the best-known HRIS certifications available.

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.

H-1B visa cap fills quickly — and tech talent looks elsewhere

H-1B visa cap fills quickly — and tech talent looks elsewhere

USCIS reports the H-1B visa cap has been reached on April 5, only four days after the application period opened.

How to create team building activities your IT department won’t hate

How to create team building activities your IT department won’t hate

Team building is critical to establishing a winning culture. Here’s how several IT organizations are strengthening staff bonds both inside and outside work.

DXC takes open badge approach to team-focused AI training

DXC takes open badge approach to team-focused AI training

DXC is leveraging Open Badge Academy to help individuals and organizations gain cutting-edge skills with an emphasis on teamwork.

The changes coming to H-1B visas | TECH(talk)

The controversial H-1B visa program is seeing some changes that could smooth the visa application process – and proposed changes that could make it more restrictive. CIO's Sharon Florentine explains what's going on.

Google workers hold sit-in to protest retaliation

Google workers hold sit-in to protest retaliation

In November 2018, Google workers walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Now, many say the company has retaliated, and they had no choice but to hold a sit-in.

Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

A Scrum master certification can prove you have the knowledge and competency to lead agile teams successfully.

4 critical roles for agile success

4 critical roles for agile success

Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams.

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