Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

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What women want in the IT workplace: 6 key factors for hiring and retention

What women want in the IT workplace: 6 key factors for hiring and retention

Women are exiting IT in droves, as companies struggle to hire and engage these valuable employees. The first step to change? Listening to what women want.

The changes coming to H-1B visas | TECH(talk)

The controversial H-1B visa program is seeing some changes that could smooth the visa application process – and proposed changes that could make it more restrictive. CIO's Sharon Florentine explains what's going on.

Gender diversity in IT: How companies are getting tangible results | TECH(talk)

How much progress has been made in gender diversity in the IT field in the past few years? CIO writer Sharon Florentine, who frequently blogs about women in IT, talks with Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis about companies that are...

10 cities where IT pros aren’t paid what they’re worth

10 cities where IT pros aren’t paid what they’re worth

Though tech careers are lucrative, research from Paysa shows many organizations struggle to keep up with market rates for tech skills. Here are the 10 cities where tech talent is most likely to be underpaid.

How the company culture can make or break your business

How the company culture can make or break your business

If you don't build a strong culture in your organization, one will appear anyway -- and it likely won't serve your company well.

15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

What's the overall cost of unfilled technology jobs? New research from Glassdoor shows it's in the billions.

How microcertifications work for IT job seekers and employers

How microcertifications work for IT job seekers and employers

Microcertifications are gaining popularity as a way for IT job seekers to quickly and affordably prove their skills, and organizations are coming around to the idea.

What the top 5 metro areas pay for hot IT jobs

What the top 5 metro areas pay for hot IT jobs

Live in or around one of the five largest metro areas in the U.S.? Here’s what you can expect to make in three of the hottest IT roles around.

How pay transparency and equity help employers retain workers

How pay transparency and equity help employers retain workers

PayScale's 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report shows that to build more trusting relationships with their workforce, more organizations are emphasizing pay transparency and pay equity.

Salesforce skills in high demand in 2017

Salesforce skills in high demand in 2017

From developers to project managers to marketing, Salesforce has emerged as one of the hottest skills for IT and business professionals.

Top 10 U.S. cities for employee happiness

Top 10 U.S. cities for employee happiness

New data from employer review site Kununu reveals where you work geographically can have a huge impact on your career happiness.

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