What are some challenges slowing a successful transition by veterans into civilian jobs? And how can companies more quickly address these issues and maximize what veterans have to offer?
At Equinix, our culture is who we are. It’s critical to how we hire, how we recognize and reward our employees, and how we do business. And cultivating a healthy culture may be the most important thing a company can do.
From our first days in 1998, we believed interconnection would be essential to the emerging digital economy. As our world has become increasingly connected, these early theories have been proven out. This puts us far ahead of the curve, and our lead is accelerating as businesses become increasingly digital.
As we approach Independence Day, we wanted to go a little deeper into why we think Equinix and veterans are a great match and focus in particular on the operations teams at our International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.
Our expanding summer intern program is an important way Equinix is bringing Millennials on board. Last year, we launched the program with about 60 hires, mainly in the U.S. This year, we’re expanding to Asia-Pacific, where we’ll hire an additional 60 interns.
Now – in our 18th year – we’re making changes that we hope will help us keep pace with the growth in our workforce and changes in the business, so we can stay as agile as the global interconnection we’re enabling.
Marine Corps veteran Maria Cruz, who works in operations in our LA1 data center in Los Angeles, said the pressure of keeping systems up-and-running all the time, no matter what, is something her military experience taught her to handle.
An emphasis on being fast and nimble globally is helping us meet the demand for top talent worldwide.
Equinix's Larry McAlister talks about how strong companies purposefully cultivate an environment that leads to growth.
As businesses become increasingly global, it’s imperative that employees who want to advance their careers think about becoming more global, too.