Ghosting: What It Is & How to Respond

In the world of dating, to be ghosted means to have someone abruptly end all contact and the relationship without any explanation. This situation of someone dropping off the face of the planet doesn’t just happen to people romantically (unfortunately!). In recent trends, employers are seeing more and more applicants blowing off interviews, new hires not showing up, and workers abruptly not return to work.

Current talent markets work in favour of the candidates and allow them to be picky about which opportunities they pursue and stick around for. So what can you, as an employer or recruiter do to keep candidates engaged enough to see your opportunities through? Consider the following perspectives:

Understand the candidate’s motive from the start

Frances Wilk, Head of Talent Acquisition at  Breather says that “Oftentimes, candidates can be passively going…



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