Predictive Index (PI) Behavioural Assessment
About Predictive Index (PI) Behavioural Assessment
The Predictive Index assessment is one of the most commonly used pre-employment assessments. It measures the four core drivers that predict workplace behaviours and motivators. These are:
Extroversion – the importance of interaction Patience – the importance of seeking stability Formality – the importance of structure and rules Dominance – the importance of taking control
The test determines what kind of person you are so that the employer can see how you fit into their work environment. The types of industries that are renowned for using this test include healthcare, hospitality, transportation, financial and business services.
Like most personality questionnaires, the PI assessment is multiple-choice and untimed. It usually takes between 5-10 minutes to complete and can be done online or completed on paper. You will be asked to select from the list of adjectives provided, that reflect your behaviour and how you think others expect you to act.
Whilst there are no “right” or “wrong” answers, we would recommend thinking about the types of characteristics the employer is looking for when selecting your answers. Try and keep each answer within the parameters of the job role, as well as the company brand. For example, if you are going for a managerial role, the types of adjectives they would be looking for are ‘calm’, ‘assertive’, ‘approachable’, ‘ambitious’ etc.