Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

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.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions: 10 tips for hiring your perfect match

LinkedIn Talent Solutions: 10 tips for hiring your perfect match

Looking for the perfect candidate? LinkedIn Talent Solutions offers powerful tools and services for leveraging real-time data and machine learning to find your match.

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.

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.

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: Costs, requirements, levels and paths

ITIL certification guide: Costs, requirements, levels and paths

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.

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