The term “ghosting” doesn’t just apply to the dating world. If you’ve ever been “stood up” by an employee who stopped coming into work as if they vanished into thin air, you’re not alone. Employers everywhere have experienced both potential and current employees suddenly cut off communication for a variety of reasons.
This phenomenon happens in all industries for any number of positions. A promising candidate for your vacant position aced their interview, and they seemed genuinely excited to get started, but come their start date, they’re nowhere to be found. You call, email and leave multiple messages, but they all go unreturned. This is especially frustrating if this is after you closed the job listing, forcing you start the hiring process all over again.