It is said that time heals all wounds but ghosting still hurts no matter how long it has been. Ghosting is not a new phenomenon, it has been around for decades and still leaves a sting. Why does ghosting hurt so much? Psychology Today points out that being rejected stimulates the same receptors as physical pain. Being “stood up” or ghosted makes a person question not only the other person, but also themselves.
So…why do people ghost and simply not show up without an explanation? It is a technique to avoid confrontation or seemly uncomfortable situations. In addition, when people ghost they are thinking more about themselves and their situation than the other person. This often happens when a person is job searching, especially in a tight job market with a qualified candidate.
Electronic forms of communication such as email, texting and even social media, has made ghosting even easier. It is possible that a candidate’s interaction with a company has only been through email, which makes it easier for the person to ghost. One of the ways that TGHR can help is through our time-tested candidate screening process. We meet in person with all the candidates that we present to you, which helps create that personal connection.
Do things still come up? Of course, but you do not need to be spooked – it is our problem, not yours. We shoulder the responsibility so you can save your scares for Halloween. We will not ghost you – 20 years of staffing Indianapolis proves it!