PIs Rock!
November 18, 2016

PIs Rock!

Marie-José LeBlanc | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PI Behavioral Assessment

PI Behavioral Assessment is currently being used in a variety of areas. I have used PI in other organizations and have just implemented it with my current employer. PI is used as a tool to assist in the recruitment process for staff positions. We are able to create a profile for the vacant position and generate some interview questions based on the candidates' profiles. This assists us in asking pertinent questions to ensure both the candidate and the company have explored if the position is really a good fit.

We also use PI as a tool to assist in managing current employees by understanding their preferences and what type of management style will set them up for success and in turn company success. It is also very informative for employees as they sometimes have an aha moment when we review their profile. They better understand why certain jobs or tasks were a struggle and others were easier.
Another area that we have utilized PI is in succession planning. Creating a profile for the position and identifying potential successors, we can compare profiles and, like in recruitment, ask the right questions to ensure this is something that would be of interest/fit.
  • Great Support and Training
  • Easy to administer
  • People are always surprised at how accurate it is
  • The custom reports are easy to generate
  • It is a bit costly.
  • It takes a bit of practice/training to fully interpret the profile
  • There are a lot of applications and tools to sift through...can be time consuming
  • Increased productivity and efficiency by playing into the strengths of our staff.
  • More engagement, therefore less turnover when people are managed in a manner that better fits their preferences.
  • Assist in recruitment process to ensure a better fit/hire.
  • Insights and Myers-Briggs
I have been exposed to Insights and Myers-Briggs. They both have some great features. What I like about PI Behavioral Assessment is the actual report. It is concise yet descriptive. There is a visual aspect with the charted profile which, for those that are familiar with PI, gives you a quick snapshot of an individual's profile. It also provides supporting text which allows you not only to review a summary, but also look at other components such as management styles, influencing styles, sales and the type of approach to manage them. It also provides the option of job profiles and follow-up interview questions. I find PIs can be used in a broader spectrum of areas.
PI Assessment is well suited as a tool in the recruitment and succession planning areas. However, I always stress that it is a tool and should not be used as the only indicator when recruiting an employee. I have also used it when an employee was struggling during a time of fast paced transition to explain why this was challenging and how we could address the short term concerns.