Sharon Florentine

Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

Articles by Sharon Florentine

Top 15 project management certifications
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Top 15 project management certifications

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add value to your career. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements, and cost.
April 22, 2022
Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent
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Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

A comprehensive employee retention program is a key differentiator in tight talent markets. Here's how to reduce employee turnover, retain top talent, and establish an engaged workforce.
March 12, 2022
How COVID-19 is changing the IT hiring process
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How COVID-19 is changing the IT hiring process

Technology companies and IT organizations are still hiring, but are relying on new technologies to screen and hire talent — with an added emphasis on soft skills.
May 8, 2020
The keys to a successful remote work strategy
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The keys to a successful remote work strategy

Getting remote work right is tough. But with a mission-driven approach and effective technology, a productive remote work strategy can really pay off.
May 5, 2020
IT automation shakes up the entry-level career path
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IT automation shakes up the entry-level career path

The advent of IT automation — and the desire for more meaningful work — is transforming how CIOs think about internal talent pipelines and entry-level IT work.
April 17, 2020
Podcast: How the new H-1B visa process works
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Podcast: How the new H-1B visa process works

March 20 was the deadline to apply for an H-1B visa for 2020-2021. This was the first year that USCIS rolled out a new application portal and process, which could result in more applicants to fill 85,000 visas through a lottery. Listen now as CIO.com’s Sharon Florentine joins Juliet to discuss how the process worked, when applicants will learn if they’re selected and shutdowns due to the coronavirus have affected the visa process.rn
April 10, 2020
New H-1B application process begins March 1
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New H-1B application process begins March 1

Employers that rely on foreign national talent face new electronic filing system and modified registration timeline for FY 2021 filing period.
February 14, 2020
Top IT spending priorities for 2020
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Top IT spending priorities for 2020

From data analytics to cybersecurity to customer experience, here’s where CIOs will direct their IT budgets this year.
February 7, 2020
6 tips for becoming a better mentor
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6 tips for becoming a better mentor

Being a mentor can be a rewarding experience — not just for those you are advising. IT leaders offer insights on how to establish strong, productive mentoring relationships.
January 31, 2020
For BMC, internal IT is its own best customer
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For BMC, internal IT is its own best customer

BMC’s shift to vetting its software on the front lines of its own IT department has been a game changer for improving customer experience, says CIO Scott Crowder.
January 24, 2020
What Gen Z workers look for in an IT employer
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What Gen Z workers look for in an IT employer

Gen Z is just beginning to enter the workforce en masse. Here’s what tomorrow’s IT pros and leaders are looking for in an employer today.
December 13, 2019
10 best tech MBA programs for 2019
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10 best tech MBA programs for 2019

Looking to launch a career in IT leadership? These top-ranked tech-focused MBA programs can help vault you to the top.
December 2, 2019