Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

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.

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.

Why LinkedIn Premium is worth the money

Why LinkedIn Premium is worth the money

LinkedIn Premium doesn’t come cheap. But subscribers say the service is well worth the money, and new features and improved access to data, analytics and training could win over even the most skeptical LinkedIn user.

How H-1B changes will impact U.S. IT

How H-1B changes will impact U.S. IT

Many IT employers rely on foreign national talent with H-1B visas to fill thousands of technical roles. New and proposed changes have many tech companies worried about the consequences.

Stopping workplace violence is everyone’s responsibility

Stopping workplace violence is everyone’s responsibility

Tech companies have a social responsibility to help stem the tide of hatred and violence.

4 key changes to the H-1B visa program

4 key changes to the H-1B visa program

Changes to the H-1B visa program went into effect April 1, aiming to improve and streamline the application and selection process of foreign national talent.

Gender pay gap shrinks, but there’s still a lot of work to do

Gender pay gap shrinks, but there’s still a lot of work to do

Computer programmers saw the greatest pay gap reduction, but look beyond that, and you see how inequality for women exists in different ways.

Shared learning: Establishing a culture of peers training peers

Shared learning: Establishing a culture of peers training peers

Enabling a culture of shared learning can help bridge the skills gap and improve engagement and retention.

ITIL certification guide: Mastering IT services management

ITIL certification guide: Mastering IT services management

ITIL is IT’s go-to framework for delivering IT services. From ITIL Foundation to ITIL Master, here’s everything you need to know about the latest ITIL certifications.

Diversity and inclusion technology tools on the rise

Diversity and inclusion technology tools on the rise

Research from RedThread and Mercer shows a robust market for D&I technology tools. Here’s an overview of tools for supporting your diversity and inclusion strategy.

Top IT spending priorities for 2019

Top IT spending priorities for 2019

From data analytics to cybersecurity to customer experience, here’s where CIOs will direct their IT budgets this year.

11 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

11 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

From data scientists to DevOps engineers, the 2019 State of the CIO report reveals which IT roles are most difficult to fill.

D&I tech market grows as diversity and inclusion become a business priority

D&I tech market grows as diversity and inclusion become a business priority

There’s been a flurry of activity in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) technology space as the tech industry uses its strengths to address discrimination and lack of representation.

Employee retention: 8 strategies for retaining top talent

Employee retention: 8 strategies for retaining top talent

In a tight talent market, retaining talent is of utmost concern. Experts offer advice on how to keep your most valuable business asset: your employees.

4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

Agile teams are only as effective as their members. These core factors and key questions will help you select and develop the best.

Intel’s Native Coders program offers pathway to STEM for Native American students

Intel’s Native Coders program offers pathway to STEM for Native American students

Intel’s Native Coders initiative provides pathways to computer science for hundreds of Native American high school students through a culturally sensitive curriculum.

Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

A strong diversity and inclusion strategy can help your organization attract top talent and drive innovative results. Here’s how to launch a D&I initiative that works.

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