If you have ever been a candidate for a job, you’ve likely experienced the frustration of being “ghosted” by a recruiter or hiring manager. Your interviews were great, the hiring manager was talking to you about next steps, and suddenly everything goes silent. But in a strange twist of fate, things have changed. Now qualified candidates are in the driver’s seat – a tightening job market and a sustained labor shortage have contributed to a surge in professionals abruptly cutting off contact and turning silent. Many HR staff and Hiring Managers are now appalled at the same behavior they felt was excusable when it was done by the company.