Vice President of Global Talent Management
As the vice president of global talent management at Equinix, Larry McAlister is on a mission to promote HR transformation. Leveraging his ability to find a better way, McAlister is defining and refining talent initiatives with a focus on authenticity, efficiencies and an all-around better experience for all stakeholders. The status quo brings out a nervous tick in McAlister. Fortunately, he is adept at identifying trends in performance, hiring and leadership and translating those trends in to tangible programs to solve business problems and effectively drive change. In his two years at Equinix, McAlister has codified the company culture to lead the successful launch of the Magic of Equinix, has increased hiring volume with a 2.0 approach, and replaced traditional performance ratings with quarterly conversations and a focus on impact, values and a growth mindset.
Equinix’s human resources function in 2015 undertook a massive overhaul of its performance management program to bolster the organization’s rapid growth. It needed to move performance management from a quantitative, annual appraisal-based system to a more personal, ongoing conversation-based process aimed at maximizing the growth potential of each of its 5,000 worldwide employees —with only…
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