Employees and Candidates Give Companies a Taste of Their Own Medicine
For years and years, recruiters and hiring managers have treated employees terribly. They ghost candidates–even after the candidate has come in for multiple interviews. They’ve required multiple interviews over multiple days, requiring candidates to use their vacation time for their own jobs, and then not even bothering to let the candidate know they didn’t get the job. And companies have no problem simply laying people off without notice and without severance.
So, yeah, I’m rejoicing in the karma–experiencing Schadenfreude–at this article at LinkedIn, People are ‘ghosting’ at work, and it’s driving companies crazy by Chip Cutter.
Cutter tells the sad, sad tale of recruiter Jo Weech, who found the perfect candidate and wanted to make an offer, but the candidate simply stopped responding to her.
Now, I’m sure that Weech was a brilliant and kind recruiter who never once ghosted a candidate, but her colleagues certainly did. Candidates learned that recruiters consider it proper to simply ignore people they don’t want to hire. It’s not surprising that candidates have now decided that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
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