Employee ghosting

Ghosting can refer to when an employee intentionally ignores messages from their workplace or employer, or avoids answering the phone. It can also be used to describe when a member of staff fails to show up for work and then can’t be reached when their employer subsequently tries to contact them.

The term is thought to come from the dating app world, where, rather than having to have awkward or difficult conversations (potentially with one person rejecting the other’s advances), calls and messages suddenly go unanswered without any sort of explanation.

Check out our blog on what to do if staff fail to show up for work for handy management tips and information.

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