Predictive Success Blog

Smith School of Business Students Have Higher than Average Cognitive Ability

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Mar 17, 2017 5:17:19 PM

A group of Queens’ University commerce students recently participated in a cognitive agility study carried out by Predictive Success.  The Predictive Index Learning Indicator™ was used to quantify the students’ cognitive agility.  The results obtained were similar to those of the 2014 Queens’ Commerce study carried out by Predictive Success, with both studies reporting an average cognitive agility score above the general population norm of 17-23.  The 2016 study reported an average Learning Indictor Score of 29.55 and the 2014 study reported an average score of 30.76.

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Topics: assessment tools

Predictive Success' Manager of Shared Services Talks People Analytics at Trent University

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Mar 16, 2017 12:40:58 PM

Kayla Van Schyndel, Manager of Shared Services was a guest speaker at Trent University, Durham. She spoke about Workforce analytics and trends in todays labour market to a group of Recruitment and Selection students, taught by Professor, Amina R. Malik, Ph.D.

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Topics: News and Awards

Analytics and the Entrepreneurial Leader

Posted by Jennifer Lowe on Mar 10, 2017 4:27:59 PM

Entrepreneurialism. The trait is highly valued by most businesses in today’s marketplace. It indicates both agility and drive, as well as a person’s capacity to innovate. Companies are driven to hire these leaders and also strive to embody these same characteristics. Yet, most companies lack scientific recruiting efforts to find these entrepreneurial candidates and separate them from the rest. The Harvard Business Review recently discussed hiring entrepreneurial leaders in their 8-page article, “Hiring an Entrepreneurial Leader”. This blog will outline the key points of the article, while outlining how Predictive Success offers analytic tools and consulting that can help your organization achieve this exact goal.

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Topics: Analytics, Entrepreneur

February Update on Our Sponsored Para Alpine Skier

Posted by Jennifer Lowe on Feb 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In January, Predictive Success announced that we were proud to sponsor Alex Marta with her professional para skiing. Since then, Alex has offered us regular updates on her continued success. This month: Alex took her training to new levels, was featured on CTV News Ottawa, and received excellent news for her professional athletic development.

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Topics: PSC Foundation

Using People Analytics to Build a High Performance Team

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Feb 24, 2017 2:19:51 PM

WiderFunnel, client of Predictive Success Corporation, has put the Predictive IndexTM to work; leveraging the tool to build a high performance marketing team. 

WiderFunnel has identified that people are essential to business success and growth.  Because of this they have implemented a system in which they define a candiate as an 'A-player' a 'B-player' or a 'C-player'; they only engage with the 'A-players'.  The Predictive Index is an important component of this identification process.

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Topics: Leadership Skills

Having Safety Challenges? Analytics Can Help

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Feb 22, 2017 11:44:00 AM


Safety is a major concern facing the transportation industry because it can result in lost time, damaged equipment, levied fines, and in some cases, bodily injury.  The effect on the company is, of course, higher costs, lost revenue and a damaging reputation.  Trevor Bent, VP of HR and Safety at Eassons Transport Limited, brought Predictive Success in to help address their safety challenges. The result was an evidence-based "safe-driver" hiring process and effective safe behaviour coaching techniques.

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Topics: Safety Analytics

Hamilton College: Demonstrating the Importance of People Analytics in Sport

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Feb 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The sporting world has increasingly adopted the use of behavioural assessments to achieve higher levels of performance. Backed by academic research, behavioural assessments are tools that are demonstrably beneficial for both players and coaches, used as both coaching and development tools (Gee et al. 2010). The Hamilton College hockey experience demonstrates the importance of the Predictive Index in the context of excelling in sport.

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Topics: Behavioural Assessments, Case Studies

Giving is Good For You

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Feb 10, 2017 4:05:00 PM

“The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love.  The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy.  In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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Topics: PSC Foundation

What Makes a Thriving Company Culture?

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Feb 7, 2017 10:06:35 AM

A 5% decline in unemployment in the last quarter of 2016 means that being able to attract, retain and engage talent is increasingly imperative.  Having an attractive and thriving company culture can give you a boost in all of these areas.  In fact, a study by Deloitte University Press concluded that having a thriving company culture is seen as a competetive advantage. But what exactly are millennials looking for? The following are a few key items that are trending among companies that are winning the war to attract and retain top talent:

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Topics: Hiring & Selection Process

Find Your Great Leaders and Improve Your Productivity Using People Analytics

Posted by Hannah Harrison on Jan 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Employee engagement is said to be correlated with productivity, retention, client satisfaction and profit.  Thus, poor employee-satisfaction ratings equal bad news for a company and positive ratings indicate good times ahead.  Out of this idea, employee satisfaction surveys were born. 

Employee satisfaction surveys were meant to identify what changes needed to be made to improve employee
engagement.  However, in a study completed by Impact Achievement Group and HRmarketer “48 percent of all respondents did not believe employee surveys provide an honest and accurate assessment” (Maier, 2016).  Furthermore, the study uncovered that “58 percent of respondents agreed that results did not – or only slightly – helped managers gain a better understanding of what behaviors or practices they could change to improve” (Maier, 2016). 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Hiring & Selection Process