Note from the CEO: So there is (or may be) hope for the over 30-set. Very nice article which nails it that tech firms are predominantly a 20-something crowd. But, diversity is also good and needed. Older employees feel energized by the younger ones and younger workers can get some “experience insight”. Ping pong anyone?
“Like many tech companies these days, Vancouver-based Global Relay Communications Inc. boasts a bubble hockey table and an employee lounge stocked with food, drinks and games.
We have to appeal to our younger crowd and they like things like that,’ says Kelvin Ng, director of business operations for the messaging and archiving solutions provider.
But the company, founded in 1999, also offers the kinds of perks that anyone over 30 values as well: benefits, competitive salaries and an RRSP-matching plan. After all, co-founder Warren Roy contends, a successful company must attract a range of employees with varying skills and perspectives.”