Communication | HR's guide to workplace ghosting

HR's guide to workplace ghosting

For those that are unaware of the term ‘ghosting’, it is a practice that originated on dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, and described the situation in which one individual expressed interest in another and even participated in some stages of dating, only to disappear into thin air with not even a goodbye text.

Subsequently, the practice caused a furore in younger generations due to its ‘callous’ nature. ‘Ghosters’ – or those who do the ‘ghosting’ – are infamous because they are known for wasting the time of their victims. Whilst the professional world is poles apart from the dating scene, the practice of ‘ghosting’ has found its own popularity in the professional sector.

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