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November 2019
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Strengths programme

Celebrating Capp’s Situational Strengths Test

Posted by: Caroline Mackinnon



Launched in 2012, we are celebrating the Situational Strengths Test (SST) one year on.


The SST is as an objective and reliable, high volume strengths-based sifting tool that has been taken tens of thousands of times by candidates for organisations in sectors such as the Emergency Services, FMCG, Retail and Professional Services.



We are proud of the SST for a number of reasons


First, the way it reliably and objectively assesses the strengths required for the role. Second, delivered through our secure and reliable technology platform, it never lets you down. Third, its unique and robust scoring mechanism ensures that you only select the best candidates.


But we are even more proud of the positive effect the SST has had on recruiters and candidates, helping organisations find the right people, and helping people find the right jobs.


We love data at Capp, and when it comes to the SST we are no different. We have been analysing our results consistently and some exciting findings have emerged.



Let’s start with recruiters

Why do they use the SST? Normally for one or both of two key reasons: they want to save time and money in an early screen and/or they want to better identify the talent in their high volume applications.


The SST consistently shows that the scenario for each strength differentiates between successful, unsuccessful and ‘to consider’ candidates – showing that it reliably and accurately sifts for talent, separating the best fit candidates for the role from the rest.


Using this super efficient tool, EY screened over 19,000 graduate applicants in 2012-13, taking only the very best-fit candidates through to the next stage.


“Being an online tool and providing applicants with an insight into the available role makes Capp’s Situation Strengths Test incredibly attractive and when combined with a strengths-based interview will help us identify the best graduates for the available opportunities.”


Stephen Isherwood, former Head of Graduate Recruitment UK and Ireland, Ernst & Young



Now for the candidates

Well we know that nearly 90% of candidates feel that the scenarios in the SST give a realistic insight into working life at an organisation.


Nearly two thirds feel it is more challenging than other SJTs and over 99% perceive the test as user friendly. We are pretty happy with those statistics, as are our clients!


We constantly make improvements and adjustments to the SST to stay ahead of the curve as thought leaders in the field of strengths assessment. We’re excited to see what next year holds and expect you are too.



To see a sample SST assessment click here


To find out more about how the Situational Strengths Test (SST) can help you find the right talent:


Call +44 (0) 2476 323 363




Or visit the Situational Strengths Test website






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