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Workplace ghosting

Job-seekers are ghosting employers in one of the tightest labor markets in 50 years.
Published October 8 2019
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Infographic published October 8, 2019. Title: Workplace ghosting As employers battle to hire skilled employees in one of the tightest labor markets in 50 years, job-seekers are ghosting during the recruitment process. Ghosting: Abruptly creasing all communication with another person. This digital-age dating term is now haunting workplace etiquette. 136,000 jobs were added in September. The unemployment rate is 3.5 percent. That is a 50-year low. 80.1 percent of the working-age population has a job. These labor market conditions allow ghosts to vanish from one job with confidence they’ll find another. Beware these ghostly behaviors: skipping an interview, not arriving on the first day of work, quitting without notice and becoming impossible to contact. Information sources for the infographic included: Forbes 2019, Wall Street Journal 2019, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019, National Public Radio (NPR) 2019, Barron’s 2019.