Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
First it was Millennials and Zoomers ghosting on job offers.
Now employers are striking back.
This behavior from employers is not a new phenomenon. This has been going on for as long as temporary work centers have existed.
Nothing new here. Nothing new at all.Every time I have been looking for a job, this happened. Every time. Go on interview, never hear back. It was a rare and wonderful thing when a hiring manager would give you a call and let you know you did not get the job. Extremely rare.
That's not new. Employers have been doing that for over 30 years. Did the idiots just now realize it?
What's new about this? Employers have been doing this for years.
Some employers need beta orbiters too ...Who knew?
Had this happen to guy I knew about ten years ago. Accepted a job offer at a local Harley dealer, 1,000 miles from his home. He accepted, moved 1,000 miles, and arrived only to be offered a significantly lower salary position instead. He told them to go F. Off and opened his own shop, in direct competition with them.
Oh wait, then I read the article. These people just aren't getting a call back after an interview. Wah, effing, wah. I assumed much worse.
While employers may have the upper hand now, it will be different tomorrow. The tactics put to use by employers now will come back to haunt them. The Golden Rule is not just a suggestion.
I can count on all of my digits plus more... as to how many times potential employers never called back after an interview. I've had potential employers offer me a job (after being flown in for an interview) just before I departed on the plane to go home, only to never get the written offer. That was a kick in the nuts both times. So this is nothing new. But, as I found out, most times in these situations where it looks like I "lost" or "failed", it turned out to be winning. Silver lining with every loss, always. It sucks at the time, but, it teaches resiliency, and for that I am thankful. Plus something better always came along not to long afterward for me. Just life.
People are getting wiser and opening up about the shitty treatment they are getting from employers and would-be employers.
It used to be common business courtesy to at least let the person know they did not get the job. Nothing more aggravating to me than making the effort to show up to the interview and no one can be bothered to at least send a quick email to let them know. In most cases, they could not have interviewed more than a handful of people.
As everyone else has said, this is absolutely not news. Employers and recruitards have been doing this for decades. If anything at all has changed in recent years, it has been that everyone has become less courteous, less professional, and less conscientious and competent at everything, and it's only going to get MUCH worse. All part of the ongoing decline and implosion.
This became much more prevalent when online applications became the norm. I've sent dozens and dozens of resumes and applications out just to watch them disappear into the ether. No clue if someone ever received it and/or saw it.
I had a head hunter one time tell me that "No news is bad news" decades ago and I've operated on that assumption ever since.In other words until a letter or relevant phone comes into my possession I don't have a job no matter how well the interview went. I keep looking.Anyone who has an expectation that you will be informed of a result, good or bad are working from a position of entitlement. If that employer wants you then you will know within you will know within twenty four hours because they know that you will continue to move on and make approaches accordingly. Based on that assumption if they want you they will move quickly.
Gregman is right but it actually goes further back. I saw that practice back in the 1990's. And by the way, 'ghosting' starts much sooner in the process. If you can't provide the keywords that the application system utilizes the applicant is ghosted right then. Employers really want to cherry pick ready made applicants. And applicants want to appear better than they are. An opportunity made in hell.
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