A Range of Strategies for Ghost-proofing the Hiring Process
In response, some employers are trying to streamline the hiring and onboarding process, so job candidates have less time to be lured into accepting other offers. More efficient processes also leave more time to move on to the next prospect when a candidate abruptly takes themselves out of the running.
A smooth and nimble onboarding system is no longer a luxury in this job market. Employers who utilize digital HR tools to create a better experience for employees will have an advantage over those whose processes are clunky or slow. Instead of having job candidates come into the office to fill out the paperwork, employers can ask them to fill out the information online.
Other strategies, according to the USA Today story, include conducting group interviews to mitigate wasted time on no-shows, working harder to sell on the benefits of working for the company, and holding off on giving rejected candidates the bad news until the winning candidate actually shows up to work.