Which Behavioural Tool Tops the List?
The personality assessment space has grown very crowded recently, but these two stalwarts have consistently risen to the top of the pyramid. Although the Predictive Index, provided by certified partner Predictive Success, and DISC have both been incredibly successful, it’s important to realize that there are big distinctions between the two platforms, and the two are not as similar as you may think.
Predictive Success offers various other assessments and tools, the first being the Job Assessment. This tool allows employers to create a pattern for a specific job role, which you can then use to compare to prospective and current employee’s behavioural assessments to identify ideal matches and illustrate differences or blind spots.
The PI Learning Indicator, provided by certified partner Predictive Success, is a cognitive assessment provided by certified partner Predictive Success, which effectively measures individual’s g scores, otherwise known as general cognitive ability. It is a timed assessment, consisting of 50 multiple choice questions that range in difficulty. You have 12 minutes to answer as many numerical, verbal, and abstract questions as possible.
Predictive Success also offers a sales skills assessment (SSAT), the Influencing Skills Assessment Tool (ISAT) and the leadership performance index (LPI).
DISC offers both the Classic DISC report and the Workplace DISC report, with different distributors offering other services such as the 360-assessment called Everything DISC 363, provided by Everything DISC from Wiley Publishing. This consists of the assessment taker completing a 79 question DISC Personality Profile along with another section concerning their leadership style. The individuals who provide feedback complete the same leadership section, along with providing feedback on the assessment takers leadership style.
Natural Move Up from DISC to PI
In our opinion, the PI Behavioural Assessment, provided by certified partner Predictive Success, is the tool of the present, and the future.
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How does The PI Behavioural Assessment™ work?
Assessment takers get two lists of adjectives. Using the first list, we ask them to select the words that describe the way others expect them to act. Using the second list, we ask them to select the words that describe them in their own opinion.
Each adjective is associated with one of the four key factors that determine workplace behavior: dominance, extraversion, patience, and formality.
After people complete the assessment, we assign them a Reference Profile—a snapshot of the way they think and work.
What does the PI Behavioural Assessment measure?
Four key factors—or key behavioural drives—provide a simple framework for understanding your employees’ and candidates’ workplace behaviours. PI is your superpower: it lets you see beneath the surface so you can predict how people will behave in given situations.
- Dominance is the drive to exert influence on people or events.
- Extraversion is the drive for social interaction with other people.
- Patience is the drive to have consistency and stability.
- Formality is the drive to conform to rules and structure.
Objectivity is the degree to which an individual prefers objectivity when processing information and making decisions.
What is the PI Behavioral Assessment™?
The PI Behavioral Assessment™ is a tool designed by The Predictive Index® to help employers understand how people might behave in the workplace. Sometimes referred to as a personality test, the PI Behavioral Assessment™ is much more than that. This assessment helps business leaders make informed decisions about everything from potential employees to project management to overall strategy.
The PI Behavioral Assessment™ is an untimed, free-choice, stimulus-response assessment that collects valuable data about participants. It’s been used by thousands of businesses around the globe for over 60 years to understand the personality traits that drive their employees and candidates.
What is the purpose of Behavioral Assessment?
The PI Behavioral Assessment™ helps employers find candidates who are naturally inclined to be a great fit. It also helps to design better teams and to manage employees in a way that allows them to perform at their best. It does this by measuring an individual’s personality across four key factors, known as “drives.” The four drives are:
- Dominance: the drive to exert influence on people or events.
- Extraversion: the drive for social interaction with other people.
- Patience: the drive to have consistency and stability.
- Formality: the drive to conform to rules and structure.
Understanding these drives provide a simple framework for understanding an individual’s potential workplace behaviors.
What is a Behavioral Assessment?
A Behavioural Assessment is a tool borrowed from the field of psychology. It is used for observing, describing, explaining, and predicting behavior. Companies such as The Predictive Index® have developed behavioural assessment tools for use outside of clinical settings. Tools such as the PI Behavioural Assessment™ are specifically designed for the workforce, allowing employers to gain valuable insights into their candidates and employees’ behaviors.
The PI Behavioural Assessment™ reliably evaluates various aspects of an individual’s personality. These results can shed light on everything about a person’s behavior in the workplace, from customer service orientation to learning capabilities to leadership styles.
How do you conduct a behavioral assessment?
The PI Behavioural Assessment™ consists of two identical lists of adjectives relating to an individual’s personality. From the first list, the assessment taker chooses all the adjectives that describe the way others expect them to act. Then, from the second version of the list, they choose the words that describe them according to their own opinion of themselves.
The PI Behavioral Assessment™ is an untimed, free-choice, stimulus-response assessment that collects valuable data about participants. It generally takes around 6 minutes to complete.
Each adjective relates to one of the four key factors or “drives” that shape workplace behavior: dominance, extraversion, patience, and formality.
After the assessment is completed, the assessment taker is assigned a Reference Profile, such as “Individualist” or “Strategist.” This is a snapshot of the way they think and work without regard to any specific role.
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American Psychological Association (APA)
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)
International Test Commission
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