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Connections: Why is "ghosting" employers on the rise?

Jan 7, 2019

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “ghosting” used in the context of dating or relationships – where a partner or potential date just disappears. The term is now being used in workplaces; economists are reporting that workers are ghosting their employers.

Why are an increasing number of workers not showing up, quitting without notice, and blowing off interviews? Some researchers say the booming labor market is to blame; with so many jobs available, there’s something else around the corner. But some millennials say they’re ghosting employers to teach them a lesson about how to treat workers.

We discuss this new trend and its impact with our guests: