More About the Predictive Index (PI) Assessment

The Predictive Index behavioral assessment is the foundation of the Predictive Index system, with more than 2 million assessments completed every year. It is a science-based assessment that provides managers with accurate, actionable data quantifying the unique motivating needs and behavioral drives of each employee and potential employee.

Developed Specifically for Business Use in 1955, Predictive Index is a Superior Behavioral Assessment

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Quick and Easy to Use:

The PI is a practical, quick, and easy-to-use solution for gathering employee insights. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and allows for clients to interpret results on a candidate or employee immediately.

Based in Science:

The Predictive Index is work-related, free of bias, valid and reliable. Designed to help employers comply with their obligations under the EEOC’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, it can be used for both recruitment and leadership development opportunities. Hundreds of statistical studies have consistently demonstrated the extent to which the PI predicts workplace performance. These studies cover dozens of industries, such as healthcare, financial services, hospitality, business services, transportation, manufacturing, and many others.

Broadly Applicable:

The PI is currently in use by 8,000 clients in 145 countries. Over 2.5 million assessments are administered each year across multiple industries, jobs, levels, company sizes, growth trajectories, and business models. It is available online in 70+ languages, including Braille.

Unlimited Internal Use:

The PI is based on an annual investment basis reflecting the client’s size, making it extremely flexible and scalable. This unique approach provides clients with unlimited internal use of the instrument with candidates and employees, allowing use of the PI throughout the organization.


The Predictive Index system is built on a model of self-sufficiency rather than per click or consultant dependency. Managers are trained on the use and application through the PI Management Workshop™, the companion Knowledge Transfer program to the PI assessment. This program is often referred to by participants as the best management development program of their careers.

Proven Results Year After Year:

Predictive Index clients renew at the rate of 90% attesting to the positive bottom-line impact PI consistently delivers throughout the entire employee life cycle of selection, development, and retention.

The PRO Survey for Jobs

The Pro Assessment ScreenshotThe PRO is a job analytics tool that allows clients to quantify the behavioral requirements of any specific job, at any level, within their organizations. Created through input from multiple stakeholders, the client-defined output provides a PRO or “target” for the role. Armed with this information, hiring managers are better equipped to evaluate the job fit of candidates. By using the PRO before making a talent acquisition decision, clients can achieve better agreement on the behavioral requirements for any role, resulting in clear expectations which help the individual succeed right from the start.

Why the PRO survey?

Works with the PI:

The PRO works alongside the PI assessment, allowing clients to evaluate the potential similarities or dissimilarities between the behavioral requirements of the job and the behavioral needs of the candidate during recruitment. This provides concrete data about a candidate’s fit for a particular job and where potential challenges may exist.

Provides insight for behavioral interview questions:

The PRO, used alongside the PI, allows clients to develop targeted behavioral interview questions to be used in the selection process. Once an employee is hired, the PRO and PI data, as well as that from the interview and other sources, can be used to inform the most effective onboarding and development plan to support the employee going forward.

As a Senior Consultant for Predictive Index, I train managers how to administer and evaluate this powerful behavioral assessment, ultimately, helping them to make smart hiring and people management decisions.

To introduce you to the Predictive Index, I’d like to invite you to take the assessment yourself. I’m confident you’ll find its results both enlightening and actionable.

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