How Does the Predictive Index Work?

The Predictive Index is a tool for measuring an individual's drive for dominance, formality, patience and extroversion, according to ADVISA and PI Worldwide. Using the results from the scientifically proven system, the index can predict how a person will behave in the workplace. Normally, one or two drives are the primary motivating force for behavior, with the dominant of the two major influences taking precedence.

The assessment takes 10 minutes to complete and give employers immediate access to the results. Based upon scientific studies in hundreds of fields, a potential or current employer can use the results to gain insight about how a person will act in the workplace or to examine an employee's motivations for future training and promotions in a specific industry or field, as noted by PI Worldwide.

The index is available in 68 languages and is used in more than 140 countries. It was first created and used in 1955, and since that time, it has developed into a suite of tools that the administrators of the assessment hold in-depth workshops to train employers on how to use to their fullest potential.

In addition to the training sessions, professional consultants at the Predictive Index are assigned to every client to help advise an organization how to apply the results of the index to specific goals for a company.