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Candidate Ghosting: What It Is and What to Do About It

Candidate Ghosting: What It Is and What to Do About It

Who you gonna call? The best candidate for the job. And maybe text them, too, if you want to bust ghosting in the hiring process


What is Candidate Ghosting?

If you didn’t know already, ghosting is a term that originated on the dating scene and refers to an abrupt ending of all communication without explanation. In the corporate context, candidate and employee ghosting have been pervasive in retail and hospitality for some time, but since the Great Resignation, the problem has been haunting more employers than ever before. 

So, what is a recruiter to do? In this episode of HR Party of One—BerniePortal's popular podcast and YouTube series—guest host Taylor Dennis covers what candidate ghosting is, including what to look for. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of what your organization can do to avoid this problem.


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