Ghosting at Work – Boo!

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Recruiting & Hiring

The ghosting phenomenon started in the online dating world - it's when someone ends a relationship suddenly by simply cutting off all communication.

But… ghosting is also happening at work.
Empty Office Space

Sure signs of ghosting:

  • An applicant schedules an interview but doesn’t show up.
  • Someone accepts a job, the start date comes and goes, and they are nowhere to be found.
  • A person decides they are done at their current company, so they head out for lunch and don’t come back.
Here are a few tips to get job applicants to show up—and keep them coming back:
  • Connect with candidates. Find something specific on their resume to relate to.
  • Be memorable. Tell them why your company is better than the others. Know what your candidate is looking for and promote those perks.
  • Maintain a sense of urgency during your hiring process. Interview and give feedback within 48 hours or less.
  • Keep the candidate engaged. Give them updates during the process.