UII UPDATE 167 | Q4 2022
Intelligence Update

Data center staffing — an ongoing struggle

15 Nov 2022
4 min read

Attracting and retaining qualified data center staff has been a major industry challenge for years — and continues to cause substantial problems for operators worldwide. Uptime Institute’s 2022 Management and Operations Survey shows staffing and organization (54%) is the leading requirement cited by operators (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. Staff is operators' key requirement

In an environment where rapid growth in data center capacity has led to an increase in job openings that continues to outpace recruitment, it’s hardly surprising that attracting and retaining staff is a key pain point for data center operators.

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