Older tech workers face ageism in hiring

Employers missing out on top performers as companies target millennials: Report
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2017
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Older workers face systemic ageism when it comes to recruitment in the tech sector, according to a report. Credit: Uladzik Kryhin (Shutterstock)

While older workers in the tech sector are more likely to be considered top performers, they also face systemic ageism when it comes to recruitment, according to a report from Visier Insights.

The ageism is evident even when the availability of talent is considered, said David Weisbeck, chief strategy officer at Visier in Vancouver.

“It shifted way towards millennial hires, so to us that’s where we see very strong evidence for bias here. It’s very different by comparison from other industries, in a dramatic way,” he said.