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Want to Make Smarter Hiring Decisions? Stop Ghosting Candidates

August 22, 2019

Via: HR Hero

When dealing with a labor shortage, employers will pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. Yet, some employers are treating the hiring market like it’s the pre-2008 recession era and continuing to use outdated hiring practices like having a long hiring process, non-mobile-friendly job applications, and more—and then they wonder why they can’t fill the void.

“In our candidate-driven labor market, it’s critical for recruiters to make smart, informed hiring decisions,” says Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of Montage/Shaker International, in an e-mail to HR Daily Advisor. “However, more increasingly, employers have been ghosting their candidates—aka interviewing candidates for jobs, then failing to follow-up about the status of their interview and essentially ignoring them.”

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