"People get many offers on the market like they do today, and they don't show up on their first business day," says Paul MacDonald, senior executive at Robert Half.
Steve Lindner, CEO of employment firm WorkPlace Group, was recently spooked by a new hire. The applicant accepted the offer and passed the background check.
"We had already shared the name with our support team and had a training program. Everything was ready to go," Lindner said.
And then no one appeared.
But at least this candidate called the next day to explain what had happened. Another new rental failed to show up on the first day 1
The company called, emailed, texted and eventually had to send a formal letter of resignation.
The first working day peeling is not entirely new. This move tends to grow in hot job markets when job seekers have more power.
Jeremy Tolley, a senior employee at CareHere, said he began noticing more arriving in 2016. In the same year, he said a dozen applicants did not show up for their first day. His company operates health and wellness centers throughout the country.
To tackle the problem, the company created a better career website and increased contacts with candidates leading up to their first day to establish more relationships. 19659012] Do you have a job offer? Here's how to negotiate a counter offer with your current employer "data-src-mini =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-small-169.jpg " data-src-xsmall = "// cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-medium-plus-169.jpg" data-src-small = "http: //cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-large-169.jpg "data-src-medium =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam /assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-exlarge-169.jpg "data-src-large =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer- leverage-gfx-super-169.jpg "data-src-full16x9 =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-full-169.jpg -src-mini1x1 = "// cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190724103333-20190724-job-offer-leverage-gfx-small-11.jpg" data-demand-load = "not-loaded" data -eq-pts = "mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, larg e: 781 "src =" data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP /////// wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI + py + 0Po5yUFQA7 "/>