Are You "Ghosting" Your Boss?

Here today, gone tomorrow. "Ghosting" has become increasingly problematic for employers. An employee is there one day, and doesn't show up the next. No explanation, no call, e-mail or text...just gone. 

"I talk to clients who have been interviewed by recruiting firms, go to final stage with companies and all of a sudden it's radio silence" says career coach and author Roy Cohen. "It was inevitable that trends would spill over. Breaking up is uncomfortable so is quitting or backing out of a commitment" he told me.

Signs of "ghosting" could be skipping job interviews, not showing up on the first day of work, or just disappearing for the day. A low unemployment rate also makes younger workers feel more entitled. 

"With the employment market picking up a bit and demand for strong candidates heating up I found clients increasing behave badly in their job search activities" says Cohen.  He says millennials and generation Z saw how their parents loyalty wasn't valued, and that lead to younger workers feeling like if the company wasn't going to be loyal to them, why should they be loyal to the company?

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