Predict the Performance of Your Employees

Utilize the Predictive Index® to improve:

  • Selection & Hiring Decisions
  • Team Building
  • Employee Communication
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Motivation
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Coaching
  • Employee Motivation
  • Managing Conflict
  • Selections for Promotions
  • Corporate Culture Alignment

The Predictive Index®

The Predictive Index® is a science-based methodology that allows you to understand what drives workplace behaviors, so that you can ensure the right people are in the right seats, drive your team’s success and achieve your most important business objectives. The Predictive Index® decodes the complexities of talent.

The Predictive Index® analyzes needs and drives. When employee’s needs are met at work, their engagement, performance and productivity increase. ThePredictive Index® methodology leverages science, technology and knowledge transfer to help you maximize the potential of your people and your organization as well as experience a notable return on investment.


As your Predictive Index® Certified Partner, SD Leadership Institute is here to help you every step of the way. SD Leadership Institute will assist in the integration of PI® methodology and software to allow your organization to enhance:

Hiring, Selection & Onboarding

Take the guesswork out of the selection process! Let PI help you attract, select, hire, and onboard only the best fitting candidates.

Employee Engagement & Retention

Empower your team’s “Predictive Abilities”. Learn how to play into their superpowers and create an inspired culture with low turnover!

Team Development

When leaders empower, teams perform. Give your team insights into better ways to communicate, understand each other and execute.

Discovering HI-POs & Leaders

People are a business owner’s most valuable investment. Identify those with the natural ability to lead and learn how to help them develop into inspiring leaders.

Ending Sales Slumps

Poor management and job-fit gaps are the underlying cause for poor sales results. Get to the root of your problem!

PI Job Assessment™

It all starts with the job. The PI® Software allows you to define the job requirements through behavioral and cognitive job targets. The job assessment makes it easy to understand exactly what you need from your next hire or promotion.

Administer the Assessment

The job assessment is taken by key stakeholders who will interact with the position

Optimize Your Target

Their results create an ideal behavioral and cognitive target, which can be fine-tuned based upon team dynamics & environment.

Compare and Select the Best

Compare candidates to your target requirements and see how they match up.

As your candidates complete their assessments, you will be able to quickly and efficiently rank them based upon how they match with the job requirements. The software will allow you to understand any gaps and prepare to interview confidently with a PI® Interview Guide.

PI Behavioral Assessment™

This assessment allows you to understand and predict employee behavior. It only takes 6 Minutes to take! The results are coded into four core drives that allow you and your hiring managers to predict workplace behaviors and needs, become more successful managers, and communicate more effectively in order to achieve desired results.

Sending assessments to candidates is simple and easy. All it takes is a few clicks and your candidate’s will receive their assessment in their inbox instantly.

Not only can the behavioral assessment be utilized for hiring, it can also be utilized to enhance performance coaching and improve group dynamics. The Predictive Index® makes it easy to tailor your coaching plans to the behavioral drives and needs of your employees. Furthermore, the group analytics feature can enable you to dissect team dynamics and avoid common workplace pitfalls. Work better together when you know what drives you and others. By understanding others, you and your managers will be able to fully unlock their potential.

The PI Learning Indicator™

The PI Learning Indicator™ is a timed assessment that takes 12-minutes to complete. It measures candidate’s ability to learn, adapt and grasp new concepts.

General Cognitive assessments are among one of the best predictors of job performance and training success across all industries and job levels. When used as a key data point in the selection process, the prediction rate of successful candidates dramatically increases and you will be more likely to select individuals who can catch on quickly, solve problems, and figure things out on their own.

Hear what they have to say about PI

Gentle Giant


Gentle Giant works in a seasonal industry and has to ramp up its workforce by 200 employees every spring to make it through the busy season.



Their workplace fosters innovation, fun, and a tech-startup vibe that has helped them win awards for best places to work across both of their offices.

The Granite Group


The Granite Group’s focus on people has allowed them to maintain their high standards while growing through a series of mergers and acquisitions over the years.

The Science Behind Predictive Index

The PI® methodology is scientifically validated and was created through normative samples of thousands of people. It has been investigated in nearly 500 criterion-related validity studies across almost all jobs and occupations. The assessments have been built to the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), and the International Test Commission (ITC). These guidelines provide a framework for test construction and the proper use of assessments.

The Predictive Index™ provides well-researched, valid and reliable assessments which can help support your legal compliance with the EEOC and the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.

Assessments are available in over 70 languages for use around the world. There is ongoing research and testing to allow for the validity of the tool to be up to date and relevant. The validity studies have consistently supported the relationship of behavior to important workplace measures such as tenure, turnover, sales, and customer service.