Have you ever heard about "candidate ghosting"? It's a strange thing that sometimes happens in the world of recruitment. It's when people who seem interested in a job suddenly disappear without a trace. This can be confusing and frustrating for the people trying to hire them.
But don't worry! We're here to help you understand why this happens and what you can do to avoid it from happening to you. Imagine it as a mystery we're going to solve together. We'll also talk about why it's become more common lately.
Believe it or not, many job seekers have done the ghosting in the past year and a half, and lots of companies have felt the impact of it over the last two years. So, why do people do this, and how can employers make it stop? Let's find out!
Let's talk about why some people don't respond or disappear during the job application process. It's a bit puzzling for many people, including those who help with hiring. This can happen at different times:
In today's job market, candidates have more choices, and they know it. Recruiters sometimes unintentionally mislead candidates, which doesn't help. In such a job market, it's clear that job seekers have a lot of power. While it's okay to be selective about job opportunities, it's also important to think about how this affects your professional reputation during the hiring process.
In today's world, most of the hiring process happens online because of the pandemic. You don't meet a hiring person in person, shake their hand, and give them your resume. Instead, you send your resume online. But because there's no real connection, some people don't reply to emails, listen to voicemails, or even start a new job properly. They do things when they feel like it without any worries.
Even though sometimes people disappear during hiring, you can do some things to make it better. Here's what we suggest:
In the job ads, only say what's really important for the job. Don't leave any room for confusion. This way, you'll get better candidates who know what to do and are excited about the job.
People don't like waiting, so try to hire people fast. From applying to interviews to giving a job, keep it moving. Don't make people wait too long. Bring as much of this hiring process in house as possible or partner with agencies that help you get those candidates in the door as quickly as possible.
If you don't pay well, people won't take the job. Look at what others pay in your area and offer a good salary.
Don't keep people guessing about the job. After talking on the phone or an interview, check in with them. If you wait too long, they might find another job. Don't let them go!
In a world where job candidates sometimes vanish without a trace, it's crucial to understand why and how to prevent it. TriOptus is here to help solve this hiring mystery together. Many job seekers have done this disappearing act lately, causing frustration for both candidates and employers.
TriOptus can assist in solving this problem. We emphasize clear communication, setting expectations, building personal connections, and offering valuable information. By improving your hiring process with these strategies, you can reduce the chances of candidates ghosting and ensure a smoother recruitment experience for all.