Optimising labour sourcing for technology workers in small businesses

This project aims to find evidence on what will help firms source and retain high-quality workers. In partnership with Shortlist, an innovative hiring platform for firms, mainly in high-growth, technology-related sectors, the project will use existing and new data on the market to identify constraints to sourcing high-quality and well-matched workers. The project will implement randomised controlled trials which explore incentives for workers to acquire high-demand skills; incentives for workers to improve referral networks; and improving firm-worker matches by changing the matching algorithms to use information better. This research will influence practices on labour screening and sourcing and


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    Project last updated on: 20 Oct 2022.