HR advice - interview no shows
I work at a small - less than 10 employee company in Mississauga. We recently placed ad on Indeed for order packing help and received many resumes. We looked for people that had warehouse related or order packing experience. Called and spoke with 8 different individuals and arranged interviews. Of the 8 people - 1 person emailed 15 minutes before interview time to ask if possible to reschedule. The remaining 7 people were no shows.
The last hire was 2 years ago and it seems much has changed. The pay is competitive, bonuses are offered, some medical and dental after 3 months. The warehouse is bright, clean and air conditioned and the co workers are friendly and easy to work with. I didn't think hiring would be so difficult.
I'd appreciate hearing from any HR experts on this forum. Why do applicants agree to job interview and then never show up? Is this normal? Should it be this difficult to hire a person?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice.