Reducing unemployment

Framing Effect and Employment and Work Performance
Intervention Employment and Work Performance

Can people be nudged to find jobs?

Intervention Description

The Behavioral Insights Team attempted to use behavioral nudges at a job center to increase the rate at which people find jobs. These nudges included discussing a new job early, implementing commitment devices that outline the tasks the job seeker will perform, and increasing psychological resilience in a variety of ways. Job seekers who went through this program were 15-20% more likely to find a job within 13 weeks.