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Leadership development consultancy, the Centre for High Performance Development (CHPD), has today (13 May 2008) launched a new assessment tool called Sentio™ that can predict job performance and measure talent.

Sentio™ is a situational judgement test developed using CHPD’s research into what makes leaders successful. Participants are presented with a series of challenging work scenarios that test and measure their ability to respond to today’s business challenges.

Sentio™ took three years to develop and has been rigorously tested with experts in behavioural psychology and leadership development.

The Sentio™ feedback report runs to more than 20 pages with detailed assessment into the capabilities of the respondent. CHPD believes that its new product can help with a number of business challenges, including:

Selecting the right person for a job

Identifying high potentials within an organisation for accelerated career development

• Getting objective information on which to base the selection of training programmes

• Measuring return on investment on training and development interventions

Benchmarking management populations

Nigel Guenole, research and psychometric consultant at CHPD, was part of the development team for Sentio™. He explained what’s different about this new tool: “Situational judgement tests, like Sentio™, have high validity for predicting leader performance, which is great, but we’ve made the product even more useful by including scenarios that are relevant to a range of industries and producing two versions of the test of equal difficulty, which enables you to assess progress of candidates twice, for example, before and after development or training interventions.”

Professor Fritz Drasgow, former president of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and a former chairperson of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, was involved in the development of Sentio™. He said: “Sentio™ presents candidates with highly realistic work scenarios involving critical problems faced by managers. From a list of four actions that might be taken in response to the scenario, candidates then select the actions they believe to be the most effective and least effective. Research has shown that assessing leadership in this way is a highly valid method for predicting performance.”

An information sheet is available to people interested in finding out more about Sentio™, simply email to request a copy.

Notes to editors:

A sample Sentio™ report is available for journalists to view. We can also arrange for you to view a sample set of scenarios from the report. Email: to arrange.

The Centre for High Performance Development (CHPD) specialises in the assessment and development of leaders to inspire and sustain personal and business success. It has more than 30 years of research conducted with business and academic partners, such as London Business School and Princeton University, which has resulted in its own, proven method for assessing leaders at all levels – from first time manager to global CEO. CHPD’s leadership model has been used by more than 100 organisations around the world and its database of more than 12,000 leadership profiles is recognised as one of the foremost benchmarking tools available today.

CHPD was acquired in 2007 by Capital H Group, a rapidly growing human capital consulting group, with offices in major cities in the United States and over 200 professionals specializing in talent, leadership and organizational effectiveness. Capital H Group focuses on helping companies create value – through people – for better business results.

For further CHPD press information please contact:

Louise Raisbeck in the CHPD press office: 01295 678582/mob: 07966 688063.
Or email:

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