Have You Been Ghosted?

David Adragna

Ghosting is a relatively new term its beginnings traced back to about 2004 with the prevalence of electronic communication like email, voicemail, and chat. According to Merriam-Webster, the term ghosting means to "leave suddenly and without saying goodbye." It's often associated with online dating and personal relationships, but the practice has become commonplace in all walks of life, even with job seekers. Have you been ghosted when trying to hire?

The July 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the unemployment rate at 4 percent. These are ten-year lows. Applicants can be pickier than ever about where they want to work, but it also created some very bad habits with those who've grown up in the technology era.

Hiring managers are complaining that job applicants:

  • Don't show up for scheduled interviews
  • Do an interview and are offered a job but don't respond
  • Take a job and don't show up for their first day
  • And even show up for their first day, then don't show up again.

So how can you combat this growing trend? The answer is time, research and an extensive interview process. This is where a recruiter, like Autopeople, can be of assistance. We take the time to vet candidates, look into their background, and help spot red flags. We also have the pulse on what other opportunities are out there that might be enticing to candidates, saving you energy pursuing the wrong candidates.

The reality is that in a tight job market, ghosting is gonna happen. But we can certainly do the legwork to lessen the possibilities and help you find candidates that will help your dealership to flourish. So, make the most of your time, and utilize Autopeople to increase your probability of finding great top-tier professionals. Visit our website at www.autopeople.com, call 1-800-659-9501 or email us at info@autopeople.com.

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