network of golden pins connected by wire Well over half of workers aged 55 to 64 say their employer doesn’t provide them with assessments to determine their talents and strengths. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When organizations develop and implement their DEI initiatives, many include policies or protocols around race, gender, and whether an individual identifies as LGBTQ+. Often what is missing is dialogue around age—especially in the tech industry. DEI initiatives need to embrace our most senior workers, who are often not considered as valuable to the organization as younger generations.

Jennie Yang, director of talent transformation at 15Five Jennie Yang, vice president of people at 15Five.

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