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Use The Assessments By Predictive Index to Make Better Hiring Decisions

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As a business leader, hiring the right people is a critical component of achieving success. But finding the right person for the job can be a daunting task. While a candidate’s resume can provide some insight, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of their personality traits or learning speed. That’s where The Predictive Index (PI) comes in. The PI Behavioral Assessment™ and the PI Cognitive Assessment™ are valuable tools that can help you make more informed and objective hiring decisions.

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What is The Predictive Index test?

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The Predictive Index measures behavioral drives, including Dominance, Extraversion, Patience, and Formality, as well as cognitive ability. The PI Behavioral Assessment™ pinpoints the behavioral traits and cognitive ability that someone needs to be successful in a particular role. The PI Cognitive Assessment™ helps you understand the speed at which someone learns new information. Together, these assessments increase your ability to predict a candidate’s success in a role.

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How can you use PI to make a hiring decisions?

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Let’s say you’re a health care organization looking to hire a registered nurse. You would need to answer questions such as whether the candidate is assertive enough to speak up for patient safety, if they enjoy working with others, and if they can keep up with new technology and procedures. The PI Job Assessment™ can help you pinpoint the behavioral traits and cognitive ability that are necessary for success in the RN role. The PI Behavioral Assessment helps you determine if someone has the right personality for the job, while the PI Cognitive Assessment helps you understand the speed at which someone learns new information.

Why is the PI Behavioral Assessment™ a valuable hiring tool?

The PI Behavioral Assessment™ is scientifically validated for workplace use, unlike other personality tests. It’s a good indicator of a person’s workplace behavior and takes only six minutes to complete on average. The assessment is untimed, and candidates can take it in the language of their choice. After taking the assessment, they receive their unique behavioral pattern, and assessment takers are also assigned one of 17 Reference Profiles.

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Five facts about the PI Behavioral Assessment:

  1. It’s scientifically-validated for workplace use.
  2. It takes only six minutes to complete on average.
  3. It’s a free-choice, stimulus-response assessment tool.
  4. Candidates can take it in the language of their choice.
  5. It’s a strong indicator of a person’s workplace behavior.

What is the PI Cognitive Assessment?

The PI Cognitive Assessment™ predicts future job performance in terms of how fast someone will catch on, understand complexity, and figure things out. Cognitive ability is widely considered one of the best predictors of job performance. The assessment helps you understand the cognitive ability required for a particular role, and you can use the PI Job Assessment to set a cognitive target based on the role and work environment.

Five facts about the PI Cognitive Assessment:

  1. It’s a hiring assessment.
  2. It predicts future job performance in terms of cognitive fit.
  3. It’s available in over 70 languages.
  4. It has been scientifically-validated for workplace use.
  5. It has been certified by the DNV GL and meets the guidelines of leading psychology experts at the EFPA.

How can PI help businesses make better hiring decisions?

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The PI platform gives businesses a powerful tool to make more informed hiring decisions. By using the PI Behavioral Assessment™ and the PI Cognitive Assessment™ together, hiring managers can gain a much more complete picture of a job candidate’s potential for success in a particular role.

By using the PI platform to make more informed hiring decisions, businesses can avoid costly hiring mistakes and improve their overall workforce productivity. The platform can also be used to promote employees, improve team dynamics, and boost productivity.

Final Thoughts

The Predictive Index platform provides businesses with a valuable tool to make more informed hiring decisions. By using the PI Behavioral Assessment™ and the PI Cognitive Assessment™ together, hiring managers can gain a comprehensive understanding of a job candidate’s potential to succeed in a particular role.

Unlike traditional hiring methods that rely on gut instinct and past experience, the PI platform provides a data-driven approach to hiring. By collecting “people data” and analyzing it in a systematic way, businesses can make more objective and informed hiring decisions.

With the ability to predict job performance and ensure the right fit for each role, the Predictive Index platform helps businesses save time and money while improving overall productivity.

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If you’re in the market for a talent assessment or personality testing solution, you’ve probably come across two popular options: The Predictive Index® (PI) and DiSC. But what’s the difference between the two, and which one should you choose for your organization? Let’s take a closer look.

In Partnership With Humanostics

360 Talent Solutions Ltd is an Associate Partner of Humanostics® , a PI Certified Partner authorised to use the science, assessment software, and curriculum of management workshops of The Predictive Index.

In partnership with Humanostics, we provide companies in the UK and across Europe access to the assessment tools provided by The Predictive Index.

Take the 6-minute PI Behavioral Assessment™ today.  Once you have completed the 6-minute assessment, I will send you a Full Behavioral Report by Predictive Index.

How Can We Help

When it comes to predicting future performance, technology is key:

  • Education, years of experience, and references all have low predictive value. Yet, we rely on these for screening early in the recruitment process.
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Assessments, have much higher predictive value, and when combined with interviews, provide the most effective method for predicting future performance.

For me, hiring without the use of psychometric assessments is like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing … and no picture on the box. It’s not fun, it takes longer, and when you are almost finished, you realise you have pieces missing.

If you are interested in learning more or are ready to incorporate behavioral data into your recruitment process, please contact me today, I will be happy to help.

Let’s get started!

Dave Crumby

Founder at 360 Talent Solutions

Certified Predictive Index Practitioner 

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