Researcher, Employment Team (Systems Group)
Researcher, Employment Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Anna Schwartz has worked at MJB since 2015. Her main research areas are: employment advancement programs for special populations, skills in a changing work world, and behavioral interventions (Nudge theory) for the improvement of social services in the area of employment. She is highly experienced in social psychology research, which she incorporates into her MJB work.
Anna holds a BA in psychology and history from Tel Aviv University and an MA in social psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently working towards her PhD on organizations at the Jerusalem School of Business Administration of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under Prof. Lilach Sagiv.
She can be contacted at AnnaSc@jdc.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7371.
Developing and Measuring Soft Skills in the Changing World of Work – Literature Review
This report presents a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on the subject of the soft skills needed in the changing world of work. The review examines the varied definitions of soft skills, their contribution to success in the labor market, and the extent to which they can be acquired and/or improved via targeted interventions.
Expansion of the Employment Advancement (Kidum) Program for Low-Wage Workers – Summary Evaluation Report
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