The PI Behavioural Assessment

Pre-employment assessments to ensure candidate job fit—and predict on-the-job success.

Talent Optimization

One quick assessment. Deep understanding.

The PI Behavioural Assessment is an untimed, free-choice, stimulus-response tool that measures a person’s motivating drives and needs. For more than 60 years, thousands of businesses around the globe have used our EFPA-certified behavioral assessment to understand what makes their employees and candidates tick.

Use the PI Behavioral Assessment to hire candidates who are hardwired to be a great fit, to design teams that perform like magic, and to manage employees in a way that pushes them to perform at the top of their game.

minutes to complete
MILLION assessed
validity studies completed

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.

The Science & History


Percentage of best-in-class organizations that leverage behavioural assessments, compared to just 65% of all others.

– Aberdeen Group

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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.

Built to the standards of:

American Psychological Association (APA)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)

International Test Commission

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