• Gallup StrengthsFinder increases engagementPeople who use their strengths every day are 6 times more likely to be engaged on the job - Gallup Research
  • Clifton StrengthsFinder increases team productivityTeams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive
  • StrengthsFinder 03Companies that develop a strengths-based culture achieve 8.9% greater profitability - Gallup research
  • Strengths InstituteStrengths Institute South Africa is ranked as the largest Strengths Coach training organisation outside the USA - Gallup advocacy group 2013


The Clifton StrengthsFinder (CSF) has been subjected to repeated psychometric scrutiny by its developers. The Clifton StrengthsFinder Technical Report describes the development and application of the Clifton StrengthsFinder and to summarize its psychometric support to date, in accordance with The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education, 1999).

The Purpose of the Clifton StrengthsFinder

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is an online measure of personal talent that identifies areas where an individual’s greatest potential for building strengths exists. By identifying one’s top themes of talent, the Clifton StrengthsFinder provides a starting point in the identification of specific personal talents, and the related supporting materials help individuals discover how to build upon their talents to develop strengths within their roles. The primary application of the Clifton StrengthsFinder is as an evaluation that initiates a strengths-based development process in work and academic settings. As an assessment based on positive psychology, its main application has been in the work domain, but it has been used for understanding individuals and groups in a variety of settings — employee, executive team, student, family, and personal development.

*Extract from The Clifton StrengthsFinder® 2.0 Technical Report: Development and Validation - February 2007, Updated March 2009.