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Ghosting in the Workplace

How HR Pros Can Combat this Troubling Trend

Oct
20

October 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST

Have you been on the receiving end of a candidate not showing up to a scheduled interview, a new hire standing you up on their planned first day of work, employees quitting without notice, or workers in general disappearing without a trace?

If so, you’ve been ghosted.

This phenomenon is manifesting itself in a number of ways in professional settings, and unfortunately, the trend seems to be on the rise. A recent survey found that 76 percent of employers have been ghosted by candidates. Not only is being ghosted leaving HR pros feeling confused, let down, and frustrated – it’s costing their businesses a tremendous amount of money and lost productivity.

Join us for this one-hour session where we’ll cover what exactly professional ghosting is, why it can happen, and strategies to combat it.

During this conversation, you’ll learn:

  • What constitutes ghosting in the workplace & common forms of ghosting
  • Explanations for why people ghost in various stages of the recruitment, onboarding, or employment process
  • Causes for this sudden rise in ghosting
  • The impact ghosting can have on your business
  • Strategies for minimizing ghosting from candidates, new hires, and employees

Your Speakers:

Joy O’Steen

Delia J. O’Steen is co-owner of ROI Talent Development, a Texas-based HR consulting firm. She is also a faculty member and the Director of Business and Professional Communication in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.

LeAnne Lagasse

LeAnne Lagasse is co-owner of ROI Talent Development, a Texas-based HR consulting firm. She is also a Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach, and previously served as the Director of Public Speaking and an Instructor in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.

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