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This is why candidates are ghosting you

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You think you’ve found the perfect candidate to fill a vacancy. You scheduled the next interview, but they don’t show up. Your emails and voicemails are going unanswered, too. Sound familiar? You’ve probably been ghosted.

It’s a growing phenomenon in the professional world. According to research from Indeed.com, 28% of candidates ghosted an employer during 2020, which is up from 18% in 2019.

In a tough hiring market, ghosting puts companies in a rough spot. More than two-thirds of hiring managers say that candidates dropping off during the application process is a problem for their company, according to research from CareerBuilder.

“In the current market, candidates really have a lot of options,” says Liz Cannata, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “And I think they have very high standards for what they expect out of both the recruitment process and the company.”

According to the CareerBuilder study, two-thirds of candidates ghost potential employers because they found a job with higher wages or better benefits. This type of........

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