You've Been Ghosted: Three Steps to Become a Recruiting Ghostbuster | Sessions

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You've Been Ghosted: Three Steps to Become a Recruiting Ghostbuster
Tuesday 06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the three main areas where ghosting happens the most and walk away with actionable ways to mitigate ghosting before the hire and understand how to better retain current employees due to quiet quitting. 

Ghosting is an issue that has plagued employers for years, but recently, this phenomenon has seen the disapparation of more applicants than ever before, almost reaching a new high of 28% in some industries. While many employers are blaming the rising generation, laziness, lack of respect or professionalism, etc., what if part of the problem was the employer's fault?   In this session we will cover how to become a recruiting ghostbuster by looking at three specific areas where ghosting occurs the most. Understanding why it occurs is the only way to potentially mitigate the issue and give your organization the opportunity to attract applicants, while keeping them interested and engaged to avoid losing them along the way.   Finally, you will learn a bit more about quiet quitting, and how ghosting is related to this underlying issue.   What would you do if you learned that quiet quitting is sometimes a call for help?   Come learn to be a Recruiting Ghostbuster, and you will have applicants and employees alike answering the question:   Who you gonna call?   Why, the Recruiter, of course!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the application process can cause ghosting and three immediate practices that can be implemented to mitigate ghosting at this stage of the process.
  • Define the job seeker persona to help avoid the common mistakes that lead to ghosting and understand how the job ad has a direct impact on the likelihood of ghosting from the application stage to the interview process.
  • Gain a sound understanding of how manager engagement during the interview process can help stop ghosting and learn the three core elements needed to help managers better prepare for the interview.
  • Learn the six core principles for practicing an engaged focus mentality versus the traditional focus mentality to help counter the effects of quiet quitting, leading to greater retention.
Steven J. Smith, SHRM-CP Photo
Steven J. Smith, SHRM-CP, Chief Hiring Expert,