“We have a situation here...” admit recruiters. It's called ghosting. And it's a real phenomenon with which HR managers are increasingly struggling all around the world.
The term “ghosting” originally comes from the area of partnership and refers to a situation in which one of the partners breaks all contact without any explanation. However, due to the ever-decreasing unemployment rate and the growing shortage of skilled people, it was only a matter of time before such practices were reflected in the labor market.
But it's not only work candidates who disappear; sometimes it's even existing employees. Reason? According to surveys, this is usually because of better job offers. However, it is also often caused by poor communication of recruiters and HR managers or an unpleasant corporate culture.