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Stories by Sharon Florentine

The one major downside of employee referrals

While it’s true that employee referrals often result in more loyal and productive hires, companies targeting innovation or growth should beware the unwanted impact referrals can have on your workforce.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 Feb. 18 22:00

Why your company needs a CHRO

What’s the biggest HR mistake you can make? Not hiring a chief human resources officer. Here’s what to look for in filling this key workplace culture leadership role.

Written by Sharon Florentine16 Feb. 18 22:00

10 critical security skills every IT team needs

Focus on hiring talent with the following security skills and your team will be equipped to prevent, protect and mitigate the damage of cybersecurity attacks — and speed recovery efforts.

Written by Sharon Florentine30 Sept. 17 16:05

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

Written by Sharon Florentine13 July 17 20:00

7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and has increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are seven agile-focused certifications to benchmark your knowledge.

Written by Sharon Florentine22 June 17 20:00

Define your organization’s culture before it defines you

Company culture is an important part of attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. If your organization isn't taking steps to codify and enforce the culture you want, you may end up with exactly the one you don't.

Written by Sharon Florentine07 June 17 05:12

5 steps to ending generational stereotypes

Stereotypes of any kind are harmful to an organization, and that includes generational stereotypes. Here's how to get rid of them.

Written by Sharon Florentine17 May 17 21:22

Why human interaction is the 'killer app' for recruiters

In an age of automation, recruiters must focus their energy on higher-value, high-touch activities that emphasize personal connection to help attract and retain the best talent.

Written by Sharon Florentine30 March 17 20:00

Shattering remote worker stereotypes

Contrary to popular beliefs, remote workers are more empathetic, desire human connection and pick up the phone more than their in-office counterparts.

Written by Sharon Florentine29 March 17 20:13