Ghosting At Work
The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date. This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just “get the hint” and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them he/she is no longer interested. [URBANDICTIONARY]
Whether you’re twenty-five or forty-five, chances are you’ve been “ghosted” while getting to know whom you thought was a good candidate for Mr. or Ms. Right; but, in turn, metamorphosed into Mr. or Ms. White, only after merely a few weeks.
However, “ghosting” has levitated into the workplace, and companies, coworkers and bosses are not having it—not on tonight.
You may be a Sales Rep consulting with a new—or quite possibly a once reliable client—and unexpectedly stopped responding to your fifth email, your eighth “Hello”s (via text) and your tenth phone call; or even more peculiar and worse: a potential employee who you interviewed four times to end up vanishing.
Michelle Madhok, CEO and founder of shefinds.com, says,”Job candidates have been ghosting lately. There was a woman we interviewed several times. She came in, did a presentation and expressed excitement in a follow-up email. I was going to make her an offer, but she vanished. She wouldn’t respond to the recruiter either. I don’t get it. Just say you are going somewhere else or decided to do something different!” [FORBES]
Ghosting has “almost become a new vocabulary” in which “no response is a response,” says Amanda Bradford, CEO and founder of The League, a dating app.
So, now what do you do with your “Paranormal Personnel”? Well, once you’ve been ghosted, there really isn’t much you can do; however, there are a few measures you can take to prevent from being ghosted.
1. As an employer, ensure that your workplace emotes open communication; when a potential employee arrives for the interview, they’re visually and verbally given an example of the kind of company you run and what you expect from them.
2. When it comes to your clients, communication will also be beneficial; along with a good relationship embedded at the very beginning. When trust and open communication is placed on the foundation, the likelihood of it remaining is very high.
If you plan to be a ‘Casper’, your boss might just plan to can your white @#!