Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

Project managers, tech sales pros are in high demand

Project managers, tech sales pros are in high demand

After engineers, IT companies are struggling to keep up with demand for two other hard-to-fill roles: technical salespeople and IT project managers.

Who's the boss of workplace culture?

Who's the boss of workplace culture?

Everyone can agree that culture is important in the workplace. But who really drives it? What makes a good culture? And what can destroy it?

Why you shouldn't completely unplug on vacation

Why you shouldn't completely unplug on vacation

You owe it to yourself to think twice before completely disconnecting from the office on your next vacation.

5 security bad habits (and easy ways to break them)

5 security bad habits (and easy ways to break them)

Your end-users are often the weakest link in your organization's security strategy. Here are five solutions to help users strengthen their security posture.

6 ways you're getting teamwork wrong

6 ways you're getting teamwork wrong

Teamwork and collaboration are great enterprise goals. But to be effective, they have to be done right. Here's what not to do.

Flexibility keeps me focused, excited and engaged in my work

Flexibility keeps me focused, excited and engaged in my work

Remote work and flexibility (combined with a healthy dose of compassion and understanding) are major reasons I love my job and my company. That's why I'm advocating that you help your employees achieve a work-life balance. Trust me –...

How to use CRM, marketing automation to improve hiring

How to use CRM, marketing automation to improve hiring

Next-generation talent management platforms offer new features that will help companies better source, engage and hire candidates.

Education key to combating gender discrimination

Education key to combating gender discrimination

A recent Elephant in the Valley survey shows that sexism, discrimination and harassment are prevalent in the Silicon Valley. But another survey reveals that awareness and education around gender sensitivity can help reduce bias,...

How MSSPs can address the cybersecurity talent gap

How MSSPs can address the cybersecurity talent gap

Managed security services providers can help companies struggling to fill security roles.

Why you need a CSO/CISO

Why you need a CSO/CISO

When it comes to security, you're better off employing a specialist. However, according to recent research, less than half of companies employ a CSO/CISO.

8 tips to handle IT job search rejection

Didn't land that dream job? Rejection can be difficult, but there are eight tips for handling the loss and moving forward with your career search.

Diversity's more than gender

Diversity's more than gender

There's more to the diversity-in-tech equation than just gender. Two solutions that I've heard of recently are tackling the lack of black professionals in these fields.

Why your business can't afford toxic employees

Why your business can't afford toxic employees

You simply can't tolerate the toll toxic employees take on your workplace. The problem is that the same qualities that make aggressive, nasty bullies can also make them good at their job.

This time it’s personal

This time it’s personal

I'm a woman (who writes about tech) on the Internet. The question isn't ‘if’ I'll be harassed, trolled and threatened, it's when.

Career roadmap: How a mobile developer found his calling

Career roadmap: How a mobile developer found his calling

Chris Turner is now a successful mobile developer for a home automation and application development company. But his career path took some unexpected turns along the way.

How creating an alumni strategy closes the skills gap

How creating an alumni strategy closes the skills gap

Smart companies are looking to their past employees to help drive future success and are actively encouraging boomerangs. Here's how to get your alumni strategy right.

On writing, collaboration and software development

On writing, collaboration and software development

Software engineers need to learn from writers, come out of the basement and become comfortable with collaboration.

7 cringe-worthy video job interview bloopers

7 cringe-worthy video job interview bloopers

As the popularity of video interviewing increases, so does the possibility of on-air flubs. Here are seven common (and easy to avoid) mistakes that could cost you the job.

Employers get creative with compensation

Employers get creative with compensation

Savvy companies are coming up with new ways to recognize their best employees, according to PayScale's 2016 Compensation Best Practices report.

How to avoid collaboration overload

How to avoid collaboration overload

Collaboration can do wonders for your organization's productivity, but there's a dark side. With an increase in collaboration comes an increase in burnout and attrition. The good news: Technology can help.

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