Improving employability and matching through soft skill assessment and development

Recent research has demonstrated that soft-skills training increases wages and firm productivity. It also shows that employers value reliable signals of a worker's non-cognitive abilities. For these initiatives to scale, several questions remain. The study aims to address the primary question: How can we systematically measure soft skills and track their development, and can technology assist in providing reliable high-quality training at a lower cost? Secondarily, it also asks: How can job-seekers best reliably signal their skills to potential employers, and how do their signals affect the search and matching process?

RFP Cycle:
JOI Brazil 2022 Second Semester
  • Laia Navarro
  • Emily Beam
  • Ricardo Dahis
  • Recurso para desenvolvimento de projetos