Gen Z are treating employers like bad dates: 93% ghost interviews and 87% have not even shown up for their first day of work

February 20, 2024

Now Gen Z are treating their would-be employers like bad dates and not showing up for job interviews or their first day on the job without as much as a phone call. A whopping 93% of Gen Zers told the global recruitment platform that they’ve flaked out of an interview. But it’s having the opposite effect on businesses left high and dry: More than half of businesses surveyed have said that ghosting has made hiring more difficult. However, unlike Gen Z who feel emboldened by blanking bosses, older workers say they instantly regret it. The data confirms suspicions—and offers a solutionFor many employers, Indeed’s data will finally confirm their suspicions that Gen Z has commitment issues.