The Predictive Index Certified Partner

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, organizations need to find ways to optimize their workforce and drive business growth. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by using predictive analytics to make smarter hiring and management decisions. This is where The Predictive Index (PI) comes into play.

Companies with highly engaged employees experience 21% higher profitability.

Employee engagement starts with making the right hires because hiring the wrong person can have a negative impact on team morale, leading to a 54% decrease in productivity and a 48% decrease in quality of work.

However, engagement doesn’t end with hiring the right talent. Organizations with a strong learning culture are 92% more likely to innovate and 52% more productive.

Utilizing predictive analytics, employers can insure they’re making the right talent decisions by understanding how prospective employees align with the existing organization, gaps in their skill set, and alignment with the organization’s culture.

In today’s highly competitive business landscape, organizations need to find ways to optimize their workforce and drive business growth. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by using predictive analytics like The Predictive Index to make smarter hiring and management decisions.

John Fagan

EVP, Talent Optimization, Next Level Catapult

PI is a behavioral and cognitive assessment tool that can help organizations make data-driven decisions about their workforce. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the science behind The Predictive Index, its components, benefits, implementation, real-life success stories, and future trends.

The Predictive Index was originally developed to help organizations make better hiring decisions. The assessment was designed to measure an individual’s natural work style and predict job performance. Since its inception, The Predictive Index has evolved to include both behavioral and cognitive assessments, making it a comprehensive workforce analytics tool.

The Predictive Index draws on established psychological theories and uses a 4-factor model to measure an individual’s natural behavioral tendencies. These theories suggest that individuals have innate personality traits that influence their behavior, and these traits can be organized into a set of personality dimensions. The PI system measures an individual’s natural tendencies across these dimensions and provides insights into their work style and potential job performance.

The PI Behavioral Assessment is based on personality theories developed by William Marston and Prescott Lecky, who believed a person’s self-perception gives rise to four primary emotions or drives: Dominance, Inducement, Submission, and Compliance. Arnold Daniels transformed Marston’s theory into an assessment designed to measure these drives specifically for the workplace.

These drives are known as Primary Factors, including Dominance, Extraversion, Patience, and Formality. The assessment also measures a modifying factor, known as Factor E, to describe a respondent’s decision-making style in expressing the Primary Factors. Over 10,000 organizations have used the PI Behavioral Assessment for workplace decision-making, employee development, and conflict resolution, with over 500 validation studies showing a meaningful link between the assessment’s Factors and job performance.


The Behavioral Assessment evaluates an individual’s natural tendencies across four primary behavioral drives – dominance, extraversion, patience, and formality. These factors combine to form an individual’s overall work style, which can be used to predict job success. The assessment includes 2 questions and takes around 5 minutes to complete.

The Four Factors in a Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment

Dominance: Measures the drive to exert influence on people and events

Extroversion: Measures the drive for social interaction

Patience: Measures the drive toward stability and consistency

Formality: Measures the drive to conform to formal rules and structure

The Cognitive Assessment measures an individual’s learning ability and problem-solving skills. It includes 50 questions and takes around 12 minutes to complete. The assessment measures an individual’s ability to learn quickly, understand complex ideas, and solve problems efficiently.

Meet Our Predictive Index Certified Consultants

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Michelle Liamero

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Predictive Index Talent Optimization Consultant Predictive Index Certified

Next Level Catapult is Certified Predictive Index Partner. We help train and onboard your organization and we are there to support all of your talent recruiting and engagement needs.

We are experts and how businesses can leverage this powerful tool and will guide you through implementation. We’ve created this in-depth guide to help you better understand how The Predictive Index works, and how you can put it to work for your organization.

This guide shares the history and science behind The Predictive Index, and provides an overview of PI, including the different types of Predictive Index profiles, the benefits of using, how to implement, success stories, common misconceptions, and the future of workforce analytics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Predictive Index.

What does the Predictive Index tell you?

The Predictive Index is a behavioral assessment that measures workplace behaviors and provides insights into an individual’s work style.

What is a good score on the Predictive Index?

There is no good or bad score for The Predictive Index behavioral assessment. Importantly, it gives insights into our innate tendencies and through that understanding builds cohesion in our 1:1 workplace relationships as well as drives higher effectiveness for teams.

What are the 4 areas of the Predictive Index?

The Predictive Index measures 4 factors in its behavioral assessment

    1. Dominance – The drive to exert one’s influence on people and events
    2. Extroversion – The drive for social interaction
    3. Patience – The drive toward stability and consistency
    4. Formality – The drive to conform to formal rules and structure

What is the most common PI profile?

According to The Predictive Index, of a sample of 10 million Reference Profiles, Collaborator is the most common. Collaborator is defined as a friendly, understanding, willing, and patient team player.

What do employers look for in The Predictive Index?

Employers look for a few different things. Job fit is important when it comes to how employers use PI. Additionally, for more complex roles, employers may use the cognitive assessment to ensure the capacity to learn, problem-solve, and adapt. PI can be used throughout the tenure of an employee to drive engagement and understanding.

How do I read my PI test results?

If possible, it is best to have a certified PI Partner walk you through your individual results. If that is not possible, the individual who administered the PI Assessment can give you a detailed report upon your request.

How accurate is Predictive Index?

The PI Assessment is extremely accurate due to the fact that the assessment taker is selecting or not selecting 86 adjectives that describe them and their tendency toward the 4 factors. When we take the assessment, we select the words that describe us the most.

What does my PI behavioral score mean?

There is no behavioral score associated with the Predictive Index. Instead, you are assigned 1 or 17 profiles that best fit the result of your assessment.

What is a Predictive Index consultant?

A Predictive Index consultant can play multiple roles. First, only certified PI consultants can sell an organization a Predictive Index license. Second, the best PI consultants serve as guides for PI implementation and ongoing strategy so that the investment in PI is maximized.