Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

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.

How to get the most out of mentoring

How to get the most out of mentoring

Mentoring can be a tricky practice. CIOs from VMware and Rice University share their tips for getting it right.

Oracle the latest to face pay discrimination lawsuit

Oracle the latest to face pay discrimination lawsuit

Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers and women, according to a U.S. Department of Labor complaint filed last week.

How to run a successful IT internship program

How to run a successful IT internship program

Internship programs give IT organizations an opportunity to identify and nurture tomorrow's talent. Here, three IT leaders share their best practices for running successful internship programs.

More sexist controversy at CES 2019

More sexist controversy at CES 2019

CES has included “sex tech” in its show for years – why, then, was Lora DiCarlo’s invitation to the show revoked and their product’s award rescinded?

Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2019

Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2019

Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand. Here are the fastest-growing skills in tech job searches that could land you a role in tech in 2019.

Best practices for hiring and recruiting on LinkedIn

Best practices for hiring and recruiting on LinkedIn

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

New organization aims to accelerate progress of women in leadership

New organization aims to accelerate progress of women in leadership

Progress toward equal representation of women in corporate leadership roles has been slow, especially in Silicon Valley. But Lead Up for Women plans to change that in 2019.

IT training: The most effective options for upskilling IT staff

IT training: The most effective options for upskilling IT staff

Continuing education and skills training are vital tools for remaining competitive, engaging staff, and retaining top talent.

What’s driving IT budgets for 2019

What’s driving IT budgets for 2019

Technology leaders weigh in on where IT spend will shift, with many companies focusing on infrastructure, security, and user experience.

How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace

How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace

To get more women in leadership roles, organizations must overcome awareness and accessibility gaps in their learning and development programs.

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