A major focus of RESEP labour research is to produce robust quantitative analysis on issues of unemployment and (minimum) wages, the teaching profession, and labour market decision making.

Labour 2020

Study shows standardised reference letters increase employment prospects

A cost-effective intervention that is easy to implement – this is how researchers describe the standardised reference letter that was developed to assist unemployed South Africans in their search for a job. The study found that job-seekers with previous work experience who use reference letters in their job applications stand to increase their employment prospects by more than 50%.

March 9, 2020 By: RESEP Team PDF