Intorduced in 1955, The Predictive Index Survey is a survey that is
made up of a list of adjectives from which a person picks the one that
most applies to them. The results are then compared to with society
norms. It does not measure intelligence, training, education or
values. The Predictive Index was developed and validated in compliance
with EEOC Guidelines, as well as the professional standards
established by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the
Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Prior to utilizing the the PI, an employer will complete a Performance
Requirement Options (PRO). This provides employers with the behaviors
and drives that are necessary for the success at the position they
wish to fill. The results from a PI are then compared with the PRO
and an employer can determine motiviating factors, leadership skills,
as well as used in pre-employment screening to help prospective
employers in hiring cadidates that meet job requirements. Other areas
employers may use PI to assist in making more objective, as opposed to
subjective, business decisions, especially as it applies to personnel.
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