A new challenge for high-volume recruiting

Is ghosting coasting the latest challenge for high-volume recruiters?

As if those managing high-volume recruiting didn’t have enough challenges… There seems to be a new ghosting trend popping up. Not just at the interview stage or acceptance phase – where new hires never show up on the first day. Now “ghosting coasting” is becoming a common issue for employers.

It’s no secret that many industries – particularly those in hospitality and food services – are having significant difficulty hiring and retaining employees in our COVID pandemic environment. To address those challenges, more organizations are offering sign-on bonuses and other high-cost incentives simply to accept a job. As detailed in this quick read from Business Insider, some of those new employees are taking the bonus and running.

The issue may not rest with the talent, however – as frustrating as being ghosted is. The issue is more likely retention. With skyrocketing turnover rates that have largely gone unchecked in recent years, it might be time to focus more on the work environment, pay rates and other key factors that show employees they are valued.

The social disappearing act has arrived in the workplace in a new way as US employers scramble to find staff in a tight labor market.

Read more from the source: Business Insider, Published by: Dominick Reuter

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Chris Hoyt

Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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