Intelligent Data Centres Issue 49 | Page 35

Fay Thompson , VP Human Resources , EMEA , STACK Infrastructure , discusses the areas of interest when recruiting and retaining the correct talent in order to prosper in the data centre industry , as well as the skills involved in operating such a complex facility .

Casting a wider net to land the right talent

It ’ s no secret that there is a battle for highly skilled talent in the data centre industry at every stage of design , build and operations .

Getting the right people is a critical consideration as industry growth continues to accelerate and customer expectations increase . The drivers vary slightly between regions – more developed markets have more competition but a deeper pool of talent , fast growing markets have more opportunities than can be met by existing resources but , in essence , the challenges remain the same . To sustain the high levels of growth currently being experienced , it is imperative that organisations focus on attracting , retaining and developing the talent they need to prosper . In my experience there are three main pillars to www . intelligentdatacentres . com