What began as an emerging trend before the pandemic – jobseekers 'ghosting' during the hiring process by not showing up to interviews and even disappearing on the first day of work – quickly grew to become one of the biggest (and liveliest) challenges facing employers. Not only were quality candidates difficult to find, but they would often simply…vanish.

Are employers still struggling to keep candidates engaged in the hiring process? Do people still feel confident enough to ditch job opportunities, even despite layoffs and an uncertain economy, or is the ghosting trend fading away? 

To find out, Indeed recently surveyed 4,516 jobseekers who admitted to ghosting employers and 4,517 employers who have been ghosted across the US, UK and Canada. The findings have underscored the fact that ghosting isn’t just a one-sided, one-dimensional issue – it’s a symptom of larger problems with the hiring experience. 

Download Indeed’s 'Ghosting in Hiring' report to discover what the latest numbers tell us. We explore whether ghosting is still on the rise and why, as well as how jobseekers and employers are dealing with it in 2023. Plus, you’ll get actionable strategies for mending the broken hiring experience so you can stop candidates from disappearing.