You’ve been trying to fill a role for months, you find a great candidate – only for them to disappear. Candidate ghosting, where candidates simply go missing during the interview process or, worse, fail to show up for their first day of work, is on the increase.
Here are 5 things you must do to eliminate ghosting.
𝟭.) 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗸𝗲𝘆. Make sure every step of the recruitment process leaves them feeling good about themselves, the process, and the company.
𝟮.) 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀. Reduce the amount of time and friction in the hiring process – without sacrificing quality and effectiveness.
𝟯.) 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 than you do, keep that in mind every step of the way.
𝟰.) 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹. Most managers are terrible at it, and it costs you dearly.
𝟱.) 𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸. Keep them excited about the opportunity or you risk losing them.
Who you gonna call to make sure the perfect candidate doesn’t ghost you?