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Stories by Sharon Florentine

How Far Will Businesses Go to Lure Developers

From sign-on bonuses to long-term equity bonus incentives to perks such as paying for the lease on a new Tesla, firms are upping the ante to attract and hire elite software development talent in a tight market.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 Aug. 14 06:26

How to Motivate Your IT Team After a Setback

It can be difficult enough to manage and motivate your teams when things are going well, but keeping morale high and people productive is even tougher if you've suffered a setback -- a failed project, layoffs, losing a major client -- or if personal issue are affecting a member of your team.

Written by Sharon Florentine13 Aug. 14 23:27

Construction Company CIO Builds a Better Business With the Cloud

There's no question the cloud has revolutionized the way global business is done - increasing efficiency, cutting costs and making collaboration simpler, even when customers and partners are half a world away. Vince Sarrubi, CIO of Webcor Builders, talks with CIO.com about changing older workers' minds, finding technology "cheerleaders," and how his company has leveraged cloud technology to take a bricks-and-mortar business to new heights.

Written by Sharon Florentine01 Aug. 14 23:16

It's a Seller's Market for IT Professionals

While 70 percent of hiring managers plan to hire more IT pros in the second half of 2014, candidates are showing they're not willing to accept just any offer. In fact, 32 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said in a recent Dice.com survey that their offers were being rejected, and a majority (61 percent) of respondents said candidates were asking for higher compensation than they did as recently as six months ago.

Written by Sharon Florentine31 July 14 03:20

How to judge a job candidate's personality (and why you should)

As an increasing number of companies are focusing on personality traits and potential cultural fit when hiring. These new interviewing tactics are designed to help recruiters and hiring managers uncover who candidates are -- rather than just what they can do.

Written by Sharon Florentine23 July 14 14:21

3 Ways to Spot a Bad Boss Before You Take the Job

Everyone suffers under a bad manager - morale sinks, productivity tanks, absences increase. Even those above a bad manager in the corporate hierarchy feel the impact; executives must dedicate time to resolving conflicts, and often end up assuming the role and responsibility for those who aren't adequately doing their job, says says Patty Azzarello, CEO of Azzarello Group, and a business advisor, author and executive.

Written by Sharon Florentine16 July 14 01:10

Intensive Interview Process Ensures You Hire Top Tech Talent

While many organizations struggle to retain top talent in a tight employment market, some firms are using intensive, rigorous hiring and training practices to ensure both that their hires are the right fit and that the employee stays for the long term.

Written by Sharon Florentine11 July 14 04:21

Is the work-life balance a myth?

In theory, the concept of "work-life balance" seems to make sense – splitting your days and weeks between a collaborative and connected working life while also enjoying personal activities and leisure time with friends, family, pursuing hobbies, exercise or just watching TV.

Written by Sharon Florentine07 July 14 23:04

Inside the Changing Role of the CISO

With a number of high-profile security breaches making headlines of late, organizations are increasingly realizing they must beef up their security teams or risk catastrophe. Matt Comyns, global co-head of the Cybersecurity practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive leadership and search firm, sat down with CIO.com to discuss the changing role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the global cybersecurity landscape and why finding and retaining elite security talent is critical.

Written by Sharon Florentine01 July 14 06:28

5 Ways to Make Telecommuters and Remote Workers Feel Included

Making remote workers feel like part of the team is one of the trickiest parts of management. However, by focusing on the right technology and on effective communication and personal interaction you can create a productive remote work scenario.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 June 14 00:47

How to Clean Up Your IT Resume

As spring comes to a close, it's an ideal time to clear the clutter from your resume. It's key to make sure you present only relevant, current information in the most attractive way possible. Here, three experts weigh in on what to toss out and what to keep.

Written by Sharon Florentine12 June 14 05:03

How to Create High-Performing Project Management Teams

What do high-performing IT teams have in common? Why do some teams consistently deliver innovative products on schedule and with high levels of customer satisfaction, while others seem to consistently fall short?

Written by Sharon Florentine03 June 14 03:03

How to Build a More Diverse IT Workforce

If you're looking for a way to more easily identify talent from underrepresented groups, Entelo Diversity offers a service that it claims leads to a more diverse tech team.

Written by Sharon Florentine29 May 14 04:21

How to Attract and Retain Talent With the Right Benefits

Multiple generations in the workforce simultaneously can make benefits a tricky issue for businesses. The key is understanding how benefits can help you attract and retain top talent by offering the right solutions for each generation.

Written by Sharon Florentine22 May 14 03:59

How to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

You got the job offer. While you cleared the biggest hurdle, you're not finished yet. Now it's time to negotiate your compensation package. These tips will help you get the best deal while keeping the process a positive one.

Written by Sharon Florentine16 May 14 23:15