Myth: Older Tech Workers Are Less Valued Part II
January 4, 2020
Here are some final beliefs that need setting right:
Myth #2: Newly-hired Older Tech Workers Are Not Paid Equitably.
According to Visier’s findings, a website to “help organizations create a better future with data,” if you are an older adult, your starting pay is not, on average, lower than that of a younger hire. It seems that new employees are paid the same as more tenured workers, where ever they fall on the age timeline.
Myth # 3: Older Workers In Tech Resign At Higher Rates.
Looking at all the employees on both sides of the forty-year mark, first year resignations among the entire spectrum average 10%, with older workers staying in the job at basically the same rate as younger hires. I found it very interesting that first year resignations among Millennials to be much higher in non-tech industries than in the tech world.
Again, not being in the tech world, I welcome all thoughtful discussion about these beliefs. Thank you!