Tech Ageism and the Myth of the ‘Digital Native’


A majority of workers over 30 are worried about losing their jobs because of the ageism in tech, according to a recent report from Visier, an employee data analytics company. It pulled HR data from over 100 enterprise companies and mining the data to obtain answers to workforce questions and the results of this survey.

According to Dave Weisbeck, Visier chief strategy officer, it’s not a surprise to anyone that there is ageism in tech. But, he said in an interview, it plays out in a way that is more subtle than we might imagine.

The Findings: The Good

When we think of the term ageism in the IT sector, we generally think of how employers and project managers will systematically or casually discriminate against individuals simply on the basis of their age.

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