Retaining Talent with Situational Judgement Tests

A case study from easyJet highlighted how the effectiveness of their hires increased from 41% to 55% after including STJ’s (Situational Judgement Test) in their recruitment process. In screening candidates early on in the process, the outcome improved the performance rate of employees across a range of positions.

The SJT can be used as part of the first stage of the application process which enables the organisation to assess and remove individuals who do not meet the minimum requirements for the position and to move individuals suited for the position through CV screening. Candidates with a middle or higher fit are invited to an assessment centre and this approach provides consistency during the recruitment process. 

The SJT (Situational Judgement Test) from cut-e is a situational tool which is used in pre-selection which gives incremental validity to personality and cognitive ability to predict job success.

The situational Judgement Test presents realistic and challenging situations that might occur in the work situation. In each situation, the candidates are presented with several options that could be taken to deal with the described situation. SJT’s are tailor-made to suit individual role-requirements and a method of designing tests.

This process provides a realistic job preview and ensures that candidates that are more likely to succeed and accept an offer are identified early on. According to EasyJet the impact of recruiting higher quality candidates are seen in the reduction of training course failures and an increase in role performance.

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July 16, 2015