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The Growing Trend of People Analytics
and Why The Predictive Index Stands Out

By Erin Bair, JD, Director Training and Organization Development
Cascade Employers Association
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Cascade is pleased to announce our new partnership with The Predictive Index, an industry leader in workplace analytics.

In an effort to improve hiring and retention, workplace analytics have been becoming increasingly popular. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Capital Trends Report, people analytics is one of the top ten trends with 71% of respondents citing it as “Important” or “Very Important.” At the same time, most organizations are unprepared to utilize people analytics with only 8% of organizations reporting that they have usable data and only 9% believing they have a good understanding of the talent factors that drive performance.

Given the high demand and low usage rate of analytics tools so far, it’s perhaps unsurprising that new products and assessments are flooding the market. Since many promise the moon (some with patently false claims), it can be difficult to know how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Here at Cascade, we are very conscious of the proliferation of assessment tools on the market and therefore we were extremely selective about with whom we chose to partner. Although we were immediately impressed with what The Predictive Index (PI) offered – it not only ensures a good fit between open positions and prospective hires, but also includes coaching and development tools to help individuals at all stages of the employee life cycle – we wanted to make sure that it was backed solidly by science and would survive the legal scrutiny commonly applied to workplace assessments.

As to the legal compliance, PI’s assessments and recommended practices comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Uniform Guidelines for the Development and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures of 1978, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the International Test Commission (ITC). As to the science behind PI, over 500 criterion-related studies have been conducted since 1976 across almost all jobs and countries. The resulting body of evidence has shown that the assessments consistently predicted workplace outcomes such as tenure, turnover, sales and customer satisfaction.

We at Cascade feel strongly that The Predictive Index is the best option for organizations looking to harness the power of people analytics. We encourage everyone to read more about the science behind PI. Feel free to download a free pdf report.

Please also check out the main Predictive Index page on our website and request a demo to see what PI can do for you.

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