Busting the term 'Ghosting'
In a world where candidates disappear in a phantom like fashion, candidate ghosting becomes a
haunting experience for Talent acquisition (TA) Leaders. Prospective candidates or the 21 st
century ghosts are giving sleepless nights to HR managers with their unpredictable nature.
Ghosting behaviour has left many HR managers and Talent Acquisition Leaders baffled.
While talent shortage still remains a concern to most HR managers, the other major problem
faced by recruiters today is, candidates not turning up even after accepting job offers. And
reasons are varied, from - I got stuck in a traffic jam, to - I met with an accident, from - a relative
(particularly grandma) passed away to - 13 the joining date is an unlucky number of me. The
reasons that candidates state are bizarre. But all this ends up in one phenomenon - Ghosting!
Yes, the term, Ghosting, has an uncanny reference to the dating world. This nightmarish 'dating'
trend is haunting hundreds of HR managers and TA leaders, across the globe. In fact, this trend
can be dated way back to the Y2K days, when there were reports of candidates (Y2K experts)
who would nonchalantly take calls from other recruiters while being in an interview, irking the
One of the reasons why ghosting is permeating the world of recruitment today is the low rate of
unemployment. Today, it is employee's market and the candidate is the new customer.
Recruiters have to treat every prospective candidate as a customer who will be on board! One
will be surprised to note that an average time a candidate stays up in the market is only 10 days,
for they are gulped down by hungry competitors.
Recruiting is a fast-paced business. And, choosing the right candidate is one of the pain points of
all recruiters today. And, often we tend to get carried away by their online presence. Recruiting
managers are breaking their heads on to identifying and hiring candidates that will suit the job
function in hand. During the course they are saddled with unsurmountable issues such as fast
changing technological advancements, shortage of talent, outdated hiring strategies, so on and
so forth. And, many a time, the quality of recommendations suffers due to lack of time for
background check on candidates, which is again a time consuming process.
So what will make hiring managers get close to candidates? Combine people and technology.
AI solutions such as what Bruhat offers, will enable HR managers to build a talent pool, capitalize
on a centralized system, track performance using real-time reports, build scalability for
accommodating future needs with flexible features, and more important, decrease recruiter
workload and time.
Bruhat, which essentially means BIG, marries the science of data with human insights that will
make it easier for hiring corporates to effectively manage their people requirements. Team
Bruhat has devised a robust data capturing mechanism that helps to leverage both structured
and unstructured data that emerge during candidate interactions. By employing data-driven
profiling methods, the team is able to ensure a very high candidate selection rate and high
interview-to-joining conversions. Today, this data analytics process has scaled up to use AI and
machine learning. All, only to enable you to HIRE BOLD!!