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  • Question: Why do companies send managers and executives to receive executive coaching? What do most senior level executives need from coaching? How do you know if the coaching was successful and what do you look for in an executive coach? Answer: In my experience, there are two types ...


  • Question: What are some tips for how to improve your work reputation? Answer: Reputations are build on trust. We tend to trust others who are admit to being imperfect and who own their weaknesses and actively work the mitigate them. At PI Midlantic, we encourage our clients to ...


  • 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, ...


  • Yesterday we interviewed Shelley Smith, Senior Consultant from PI Midlantic, on How to Attract and Keep Talent on a Startup Budget. Today, we continue with part two and encourage startup business owners to ask themselves four questions before starting the hiring process. Read more ...


  • With tech companies like Google sporting budgets so big their average interns make $5,800 monthly, what can you do as a startup on a shoestring budget to secure your own talent? And if you’re lucky enough to get talent, how can you keep ...


  • If you’re just getting started in business-to-business (B2B) sales or need a refresher, this list is for you. We asked six sales experts to share their best secrets on everything from finding prospects to nailing the sales meeting, and here’s what they had to say.


  • Back in February, CareerCloud.com let us share with you How to Pass a Pre-Employment Assessment.  We were delighted at how many of you shared and liked the article. To say thank you, we've created a companion cartoon as a quick reference for the types of assessments to ...


  • 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, After a team of us has filled out the PRO, I sometimes have trouble gaining consensus on the Final PRO. Do you have suggestions for this process? Bill from Annapolis, MD       Answer:   Dear Bill,What you want to ...


  • 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 ...


  • This video is a brief overview of how the Predictive Index is used in workforce planning. Workforce planning starts with setting overall organizational goals which allow leadership to determine what types of people are needed on the team to achieve ...


  • This video lists five key steps that should always be included in change management planning. First, it’s necessary to demonstrate the need for change. Is change necessary for succession planning? Is the organization experiencing a culture shift due to ...


  • 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 ...


  • Is everyone equally equipped to become a CEO so that anyone who strives hard enough can be a strong leader? Or are some of us born with a propensity for leadership, the CEO DNA as it were, providing us with a distinct advantage from the ...


  • 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 ...


  • ‘The competition.’  That nagging concern that keeps success-driven leaders awake at night: “Their products and services aren’t any better than ours, but we lose opportunities to them.” Why is only a small % of our sales team successful while the rest are struggling to identify, engage, and ...