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.