Green Street News: Data Centre Boom Sparks War for Talent

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The data centre boom is fuelling a war for talent, forcing employers to hire staff from a broader range of backgrounds.

Data centre investment has spiked in recent years. In the first five months of this year alone, $22bn was invested in data centres globally – including $7bn in Europe, according to Linklaters.

As new businesses are established and existing platforms expand, recruitment has gone into overdrive.

Gail Stapleford, a senior director in the human resources team at CyrusOne, a well-established data centre business backed by KKR and GIP, says its recruitment needs have doubled year on year and that its headcount in Europe has grown 400% over the past five years.

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