Ghosting by Job Candidates (and Employers) on the Rise in a Tight Labor Market

Survey finds rise in ghosting in the hiring process

Why didn’t your top candidate return your emails? Why are your prospective applicants ignoring your phone calls? A Visier survey on ghosting in the workplace in both the U.S. and the U.K. revealed an uptick in the practice—by both employees and employers.

While survey respondents had concerns about the negative impacts of their actions, they still reported a willingness to ghost employers at various stages of the hiring process. So why are candidates going dark and what can hiring teams do about it?

What you’ll learn:

  • Why there’s been an increase in ghosting
  • How job level impacts the likelihood to ghost
  • What employers can do to improve their hiring process