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Ghosting in the Job Market: Why Candidates are Doing It and How You Can Prevent It

  You've been through the interview process and extended an offer to a great candidate. They've accepted, but then... radio silence. They stop responding to your emails and calls, and you have no idea where they are or what happened. Welcome to the world of ghosting, where job candidates mysteriously disappear never to be heard from again. Ghosting is a relatively new phenomenon in the job market, but it's one that's becoming more and more common. In fact, 70% of employers say they've been ghosted by a candidate at some point. So what can you do to prevent it? Let's take a look. What is Ghosting?  Ghosting is when a job candidate suddenly stops responding to employer communications without any explanation. They might stop returning phone calls, replying to emails, or showing up for scheduled interviews. In some cases, candidates might even accept a job offer and then back out at the last minute with no explanation.  Why Do Candidates Ghost?  There can be a numbe

The Top 5 Reasons You're Struggling to Hire the Right People

Trying to find and hire the right people for your business can be frustrating, especially if you've been struggling for a while. In this blog post, we'll identify five of the most common reasons businesses have difficulty hiring and provide some tips on how to overcome them. Keep reading to learn more! 1.  You're not clear enough about what you're looking for. When you're writing job descriptions or posting ads, be as specific as possible about the qualifications and experience you're looking for. The more specific you are, the easier it will be for qualified candidates to self-select and apply for the positions you're trying to fill. This will save you time in the long run by weeding out unqualified applicants early on in the process. 2.  Your job descriptions are too long or full of jargon. No one wants to read a novel when they're trying to figure out whether or not they should apply for a job. Keep your job descriptions clear, concise, and free of in

How to be an Effective Interviewer

  Being an effective interviewer is more than just asking the right questions. It's also about building rapport, putting the interviewee at ease, and really getting to know them as a person. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to be an effective interviewer. 1.  Establish Rapport One of the most important things you can do as an interviewer is to establish rapport with the interviewee. This means making them feel comfortable and safe so that they can really open up and be themselves. You can do this by maintaining eye contact, smiling, and using open body language. Avoid crossing your arms or legs, as this can make you appear closed off. 2.  Be Prepared Another key to being an effective interviewer is being prepared. This means, familiarizing yourself with the interviewee's resume, and having a list of questions ready. By being prepared, you'll be able to ask more insightful questions and keep the conversation flowing smoothly. 3.  Ask Open-Ended Questions Asking

The Top 5 Reasons People Quit Their Jobs (and How to Prevent It)

It's no secret that people are quitting their jobs at an alarming rate. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 60% of employees are actively looking for new job opportunities. If you're a business owner or manager, this is a trend that you need to be aware of. But more importantly, you need to understand the reasons why people are quitting so that you can take steps to prevent it from happening at your company. 1.  They're Unhappy with Their Manager One of the most common reasons people quit their jobs is because they're unhappy with their direct supervisor. If you have an employees who is constantly coming to you with complaints about their boss, it's a red flag that something needs to be done. Either their manager needs to shape up or they need to be reassigned to another team.  2.  They're Not Being Paid Enough Another reason people quit their jobs is because they don't feel like they're being paid what they're worth. If you want to keep your