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October 2019
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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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Launching our New Situational Strengths Test

Posted by: Celine Jacques & Alex Linley


Capp has always been a thought-leader in strengths-based recruitment. We see selection as a really critical process for our clients; the point at which the future make up of an organisation is decided.


Your brand, your performance, your very survival is dependent on those appointments and we feel privileged to be able to help our clients make effective, predictive and legally defensible decisions.


We understand the challenges facing recruiters and this year we have harnessed our innovation and thought leadership to bring you the latest in strengths-based recruitment, with a solution for online volume sifting for candidates based on their strengths – the Capp Situational Strengths Test.


This week sees the formal launch of the Situational Strengths Test, which is already being used by Ernst & Young and a major UK-based FMCG company as part of their strengths-based graduate recruitment processes, supported by Capp.


Over the next three weeks we will be posting a series of blogs all about the challenges of recruitment and how strengths-based recruitment, and the Situational Strengths Test in particular, are addressing these challenges.


Through these blogs, we will share our latest thinking around:


  • The current challenges faced by those attracting, assessing and selecting talent


  • The impact of our economic climate, and the changing profile of high volume roles


  • The need for innovation combined with exceptional science and rigour


  • The specific challenge of high volume applications, and the market and place for online sifting tools


  • The organisational outcomes and candidate benefits delivered by the Situational Strengths Test, our strengths-based sifting tool


  • The link between attraction, online sifting, further assessment and on-boarding


  • A look to the future in relation to what we all need to do better in order to spot talent more effectively and efficiently.


We hope you enjoy exploring this new frontier in strengths-based recruitment, and that you will be as excited and inspired as we are by the possibilities that this offers.


And by all means, if you can’t wait for the blog series, please check out the Situational Strengths Test website, which should answer many of the questions you may have.


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