Recruiting takes time. It can take months to recruit, engage, and hire the right person for a job vacancy. Occasionally, as you move forward through the hiring process, some candidates drop out. Maybe they’ve received a better offer, they’ve decided to stay with their current employer, or they’ve decided your company is not the right fit for them. Fair enough.
When this happens, it’s commonplace for candidates to notify you they are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity – until now.
There has been a large increase in companies getting ghosted by candidates. This is an alarming trend for hiring companies. You invest a lot of time and resources into the hiring process and for candidates to drop out it could significantly cost your organization.
While the term originally referred to dating, it’s defined as a person cutting off all communication with no warning. They will ignore all calls, emails, texts, social media messages and communications.
When a hiring company is ghosted, it puts them in a compromising situation. It can be difficult to tell if a candidate is doing it purposely, and it can be difficult to determine if you should move on from the candidate, especially if you believed them to be the right candidate for the job.
Obviously, your organization doesn’t want to be ghosted by a candidate. Here are some ways to reduce the odds of it happening to you:
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Mary is responsible for recruitment activities within the IT space, where she works as part of a larger team to ensure that all clients are fully serviced with high quality candidates. A native Montrealer with a background in Communications from McGill University, she began her career in newspaper ad sales. She has now found her home in executive search and recruitment, where she’s able to leverage her bilingual and international experience to help her find the best candidates for her clients.