Category Results For Behavioral Assessment

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  • I had the pleasure of training a company in…let’s call it turmoil.  Divisions within the company were truly divided and employees were disengaged from one another.  In listening to the managers tell me about the arguments I noticed they were all focusing on the actual ...


  • PI Midlantic's Senior Consultant Caitlin Iseler gives smart advice on how to survive your first week on the job as a dominant personality type in this BusinessNewsDaily article. New Job? How to Survive 6 First-Week Challenges Before you start a ...


  • Purging Fruitless Practices from Your Current Hiring Strategy When it’s time to fill a position, the hiring strategy for most companies is as follows: Step 1: Position Description Develop a position description. Step 2: Job Advertisement Write a job ad listing technical skills. Step 3: Match Experience Match the candidate’s experience to ...


  • PI Midlantic's very own senior consultant, Teri Kinsella, is featured in this BusinessNewsDaily article where she weighs in on networking advice. Going to an Industry Event? 5 Ways to Network Better Networking is a key component of any professional's career ...


  • A Q&A with PI Midlantic's Steve Picarde, Jr. The Predictive Index (PI) behavioral assessment test turns 60 this year. The PI is a customizable, bias-free assessment used by employers to provide managers with data quantifying the unique motivations and behavioral drives of job applicants or employees. ...


  • If your PI survey results show a Low C, you are motivated by a fast pace and by variety: you’re a natural juggler, but prone to boredom if there’s not enough new stuff going on (or if it’s going on too s.l.o.w.l.y).  This wonderful attribute (yep, ...


  • You may have seen a recent article from President, Steve Picarde, Sr.’s recollection of PI Midlantic’s history written in honor of the firm celebrating its 30th year in business (if not, take a quick read here.)   Well, what does the team of consultants who work ...


  • Why don’t we managers get it?  There is a quote of the great coach John Wooden that says, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”  I always tried to keep this quote in ...


  • While most employers think that new hires -- high-performers, especially -- should be able to easily and quickly integrate and assimilate into an organization's culture, it is just not the reality.  Simply hiring the "right" people isn't the key to building a strong and aligned organization. The onus is on the company ...


  • For many employers, selecting the best candidates is the toughest part of the job. Once candidates have been selected, the challenge shifts to managing and understanding those individuals’ needs. Make the wrong choice and you run the risk of investing thousands of dollars training employees, ...


  • Question: Dear PI Midlantic, PI helps us assess someone’s leadership style. How can we assess what kind of boss the person will work best with (i.e., his followership style)? For example, in Rahul’s PI below, what kind of supervisor will he work best with?InderjeetMumbai, Maharashtra, India


  • My close friend is an attorney who spent 11 years running a real estate title company. Although it wasn’t what she planned to do with her law degree, the opportunity was "too good to pass up”.  As the company became more and more successful, it ...


  • While most of us love a challenge, and leading new people is always that, most of us also appreciate insights into this process to expedite the road to success. However, the “opinion of others” about their new team, is highly unlikely to be anything but ...


  • If you’re actively job hunting at the time you’re reading this, you’re likely to run into at least one behavioral assessment during the interview process before landing your dream job. But what can an online test completed in 20 minutes tell employers about you? Learn what ...


  • In May 1985, as John Parr's St. Elmo's Fire was topping Billboard charts and President Ronald Reagan was starting his second term in office, a young Steve Picarde, Sr. was opening the doors on his new business: PI Midlantic.   A Young Pharmacist Fresh out of school, ...


  • ‘We’ve got hiring problems.’ We often get calls from HR personnel who are looking for a ‘tool’ to help them with their hiring challenges.  Often they are acting on a directive to ‘go find something’ without any real plan as to the desired impact – reduce ...


  • Thinking about using a behavioral assessment in your hiring, on-boarding, or talent development process? You’re not alone. “More than 80 percent of Fortune 500s use assessments for executive positions and… small businesses also use them,” Handling Pre-employment Screenings and Assessments. Behavioral assessments are ...


  • In my travels, it is somewhat common for clients to comment that one of their “Highest B” (extroverted) people is somewhat reserved or downright quiet. They point to the PI and say, “She’s not like that at all!” So, what is going on? When I ...


  • Congratulations if you’ve been using the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment to hire the right folks for your team. And kudos if you’ve asked others you manage to take it, so you can best understand how to utilize their strengths and what they need to keep ...


  • I had a client come to me last month, highly upset.  She had begun working with two people who both had a PI almost identical to hers and she said, “Melanie, please tell me I don’t come across like those two!”  Unfortunately I could not ...


  • When you talk to your friends and family about your day at work, what are those conversations about?  My guess is that these conversations are not about corporate strategy or the financial health of your organization. My guess is that those conversations are about human ...


  • Whenever someone brings up the subject of Morale in the workplace there seems to be two common reactions.  Some managers see this as a meaningless topic that is more of a “feel good” topic than a legitimate business issue while other managers understand the bottom ...


  • Are you experiencing a disconnect with the millennials in your workforce? In this video, I’m going to talk about the biggest communication problems employers experience with the generation gap and how the Predictive Index® methodology can be ...


  • Do you know what's scarier than some of the costumes that you'll see running around the office today? Missing out on critical information that can help you during the hiring and selection process, and potentially making a bad hire! Poor hiring decisions can cost your ...


  • What’s the big deal about big data? When it comes to employees, utilizing big data can be the difference between that perfect hire and a time soaking hiring debacle that makes you cringe each day as you drive to the office. It can be the ...


  • Recently I saw a statistic that showed that more than 80% of consumers stop using a company’s product if they are dissatisfied with its customer service and 69% will tell their friends about the problems.  So, losing many of our customers isn’t about price or ...


  • Recently, I listened to an NPR piece that focused on an all too common problem for companies - the micro-manager.  You can listen to the story here: http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=537750774:537754658   Bottom line - if you are a micro-manager, there is a good chance that you have employees ...


  • Recently a client asked me if I could evaluate his sales force staffing techniques. He was not satisfied with the team's current sales performance. As an engineer, sales people were mysterious and expensive... He said his existing staff was missing market opportunities; his sales managers ...


  • I’ve recently had a number of clients call to discuss challenges in managing their teams.  In discussing the issues they were having, most stemmed from differences in the management style of the manager vs. the work style of the employees being managed, specifically with regard ...


  • As a Senior Consultant at PI Midlantic, working with the Predictive Index®, I’m asked at almost every workshop, “Are we stuck with what our Predictive Index® behavioral pattern says about us?  Can’t we change over time?” The answer I give is, “Yes” and “No.”  Our Predictive ...


  • Many people I know would rather visit the dentist for a root canal than attend a “networking event.”  And yet, those same people know that networking is valuable and that they “should” be doing more of it.   So...they go, and spend a good deal of ...


  • As the economy picks up and the job market becomes more and more competitive, you may be seeing fewer candidates for available jobs. With unemployment now under 4%, many employers are happy just to find ‘warm bodies’ who can fill their vacancies - particularly for ...


  • There is a paragraph from Victor Lipman’s book The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World which fundamentally describes the challenges managers face in their roles. “People say many things about managers: He’s too demanding.  She’s too intense. He’s a great motivator.  Her team really ...


  • Remember the playground chant, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”?  While logical for some, it is wildly false for others.  A core group of behavioral profiles can be harmed more deeply by words, or the lack of words, ...


  • It would be great if every employee worked as hard as they could every day to improve their job performance. It'd be even better if they knew exactly which areas to focus on and what steps to take to improve lackluster goal achievement metrics. Alas, ...


  • Awareness of mental and emotional health has been increasing in recent years. People are finally recognizing how their emotional health is directly and intricately tied to every aspect of their lives: from their physical wellbeing to relationships, to their work. Improving your emotional health is ...


  • When searching for a new job, how often do we visualize the perfect "dream job" and then "sit on it" (Ready, Aim, Wait!)? At the other end of the spectrum are those who react immediately, without taking the time to prepare and plan for what ...


  • Earlier this month I had the privilege of meeting Marcus Buckingham and hearing him speak about his latest book, “The Nine Lies About Work” (A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World). Not only was Marcus an engaging and interesting speaker with a great sense of ...