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September 2019
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AGR Conference 2014 – All Good Reasons – to Implement Strengths

Posted by: Ben Jackson, Chief Solutions Officer, Capp.



Liverpool recently played new host to the ‘AGR Student Recruitment Conference 2014’, providing two days of insight and networking around understanding more about those at an early career stage.


It was a great pleasure to attend and to be involved in this year’s annual conference, which was expertly hosted and organised by the AGR team.


Day one saw us enjoy welcoming delegates to two completely packed Masterclass Sessions entitled ‘Turning Early Years Attraction and Recruitment on its Head’, which allowed us to showcase some of the remarkable achievements strengths assessment has allowed for two of our clients, Nestlé and Morrisons.


Supported by Nestle’s Entry Level Recruitment Manager – Tom Banham and Hannah Porter, Graduate Resourcing Business Partner for Morrisons, our own Chief Customer Officer, Nicky Garcea narrated our partners’ respective journey’s to date, as they individually evidenced the benefits that implementing a strengths focussed approach has had on their respective businesses.


Both the sessions allowed for audience participation over and above just typical Q&A and a 60 second interaction with the person you were sat next to was all it took to begin to understand what strengths-based interviewing is all about – with the further recognition of how easily this can be achieved on video!


An informative and educational handout not only contained a free access code to take the Realise2 Strengths Identification Test ( but also a simple guide that explains how individual strengths are accounted and recognised.


In addition to sharing these useful tools, we took the opportunity to showcase Jobmi, the premier platform for job-seeker discovery and guidance – supporting people in understanding what type of career is best suited to their strengths (


Excitingly for us, the questions from the floor in both classes and those asked by people who came up to us afterwards, really did highlight the fact that more and more people are ‘getting it’. Strengths-based assessment has got some serious momentum and the appetite amongst those in attendance was plain to see.


In summary it was a great couple of days and a great opportunity for us show how strengths-based assessment has demonstrated time and time again to deliver cost savings across the recruitment process, a higher quality of candidate at each stage of the process and a better fit and more productive employee into the workplace.


As The Strengths Specialists, we’d be delighted to talk to you more about how strengths assessment and development can make a huge impact in your business.


If you would like further information on the results shared by Tom and Hannah, please get in touch to request a copy of their case studies and also a copy of the Masterclass slide deck.


Please contact Capp on +44(0)2476 323 363 or connect with me, Ben Jackson, Chief Solutions Officer at Capp



For read some recent AGR Magazine articles about our client’s Morrisons and Nestlé please see the below:



AGR Graduate Recruiter magazine Oct-Nov 2013: Jumping the Queue Carla Murray, Graduate Resourcing Manager, talks about how in two years Morrisons jumped from no graduate presence to making it to The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers List… See pages 6-7.



AGR Graduate Recruiter magazine Dec-Jan 2014: A Battle of Wills Tom Banham, Nestlé Academy Recruitment Manager, shares his five reasons how Nestlé has benefitted from a strengths-based process… See pages 26-28




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