What is reneging?


21st July 2022



Empty desk after candidate reneges on job offer due to poor engagement.

Q. What is reneging?

A. Reneging is when a candidate has accepted a job offer or even got as far as signing a contract before declining the position. You may even have agreed on a start date with them, but they subsequently fail to show up for work on day one, leaving you wondering what’s happened. Sometimes, candidates who have reneged on a job offer then fail to respond to calls and emails – which can be as worrying as it is frustrating. This practice – AKA ‘ghosting’ – is increasingly on the rise.


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