How to prevent ghosting by job candidates

May 13, 2022

Amid the great resignation, employers are also dealing with candidates disappearing on them without so much as an adieu.

Candidate ghosting (37 per cent) is now the top challenge for talent acquisition teams, according to a report from Brazen and Talent Board.

This ranks ahead of engaging passive talent (34 per cent) and application volume drop-off rates (34 per cent), finds the survey of 375 employers globally, conducted in February and March.

“It’s across all job types,” says Kevin Grossman, president of Talent Board, in speaking with Canadian HR Reporter. “Professional candidates, especially those that are in the running for multiple jobs, with multiple offers, may verbally accept, and then never respond again, because they took another job somewhere else.”

That number of jobs available to applicants is one of the factors powering this trend, he says.

“For every candidate, there are two or three jobs available. So there’s a lot of jobs in the market, across industries.”

Source: HR Reporter