Award Wins at ISE for Capp

Claire Deeley - Senior Marketing Manager

Capp is celebrating two wins at the Institute of Student Employers’ Annual Student Recruitment Awards announced last night at the organisation’s Annual Conference at Celtic Manor in Wales.

Capp has won the Outstanding Supplier Award for its work with GSK and Best School Leaver / Apprenticeship Strategy for its work with Barclays.

Capp has partnered with GSK since 2016 as the company reviewed how it selected candidates for its Apprenticeships, Future Leaders and Esprit Programmes. Together, they have worked to develop a solution that immerses candidates in GSK, its values and its everyday life. Called ‘The World of GSK Talent Screen’, it delivers consistent first stage assessment in over 70 countries, assessing candidates and providing an engaging, positive and immersive candidate experience.

The World of GSK Talent Screen is the first of its kind to be implemented globally. Already, 20,000 candidates have completed the first stages of the assessment, with positive feedback from over 90 per cent of those providing feedback. Capp and GSK are now working on delivering the next stages – Job Simulation and Assessment Centre – as from August 2018.

Joe Voelcker, Global Head of Early Talent with GSK said, ‘Capp have amazing expertise in their Occupational Psychologists – they really know their stuff but also are great on the client relationship front. I think this is central to the Capp offer. The whole team is unbelievably high calibre and they have often challenged our thinking to get a better outcome.’

Able to Enable is a new programme from Barclays that aims to give 10 people with disabilities valuable experience in the workplace. Capp and the bank worked with specialist Diversity and Inclusion organisations and referral partners to support applications from candidates with mental health and physical disabilities, following three key principles: using selection methodology that assesses performance and potential with less reliance on past academic success or experiences; innovative recruitment technology to create consistency and to create authentic and educational content to immerse candidates in the process.

Nicky Garcea, Chief Customer Officer with Capp said: ‘We are thrilled that our work with Barclays and GSK has been recognised in this way by the ISE and their judging panel. We are very proud of the work we achieve with our clients and were particularly pleased to have four nominations in such competitive awards.

‘The ISE Recruitment and Global Conferences are some of the highlights of the Early Talent calendar. They provide valuable updates on recruiting news and trends that as assessment and development specialists, we would find it difficult to access elsewhere.

‘To win an award at such a prestigious industry event is a real accolade, and we are grateful to our clients for providing us with the opportunity to enter,’ added Nicky.

Capp has more than 12 years’ experience providing assessment and development solutions for companies. It has more than 100 staff at offices in London and Birmingham.

Its clients include BT, Thomson Reuters, Stonegate Pub Company and NestlĂ© and this year it has already won two awards – Best Candidate Experience for Barclays in the FIRM awards, and with Lloyds Banking Group in the RAD Awards for Best Recruitment Technology Partnership.

Capp was also shortlisted for ISE Outstanding Supplier of the Year for its work with Aviva, a client since 2011, and for Best Graduate Assessment and Selection for its work with HSBC.