The Risky Business of Breadcrumbing

By Robert Half on February 9, 2021 at 4:00pm


What Happens When Companies String Candidates Along

33% of employers are taking more time despite a deeper talent pool.

After an initial interview, applicants lose interest if they don’t hear back within:
1 week 19%
2 weeks 43%
3 weeks 15%

When candidates feel breadcrumbed, they will:

49% — Ghost the employer
41% — Blacklist the company
27% — Vent on social media
26% — Post negative comments on review sites

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 2,100 senior managers and more than 1,000 workers in the U.S., conducted November 19, 2020, to January 25, 2021

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