Thad is a senior marketing director at PI.

Employees in meeting

Coaching your employees: What to know for your first time

7 min read

There I was, talking to a total stranger and hanging on her every word. She was a charming, energetic, professional woman, maybe 28 or 29 years old. The topic of conversation was Email. “My teammates at work don’t communicate very well. Especially by email!” she said. As she spoke, I wrote down every word in…

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Why you should use job targeting

5 min read

When I applied for a job at The Predictive Index (PI), I went through the same steps you’d expect for a job application process, at least initially.

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My life as a PI Promoter

6 min read

My name is Sean and I’m a Promoter. I’ll dive into more detail about what this Predictive Index (PI) Reference Profile is all about, but first, a little bit about me and my role. I am the team lead of end-user operations at PI. I am responsible for ensuring the success of our support team…

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My life as a PI Venturer

8 min read

My name is Thad Peterson and I’m a Venturer. More on being Venturer in a bit, but let me first set the stage by telling you a bit about me and my job.

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hiring manager vs. recruiter

The difference between a hiring manager and a recruiter

3 min read

At a lot of organizations, usually smaller organizations, a hiring manager is like a one-stop shop. This person is constantly busy, they’ve got a ton of pain points, and they feel something right now that the organization has a need for. This is somebody who typically runs a search by themselves—all the resume screening themselves,…

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Hiring smart: Easier said than done

8 min read

When it comes to hiring, we all want the best—A laundry list of relevant experience at top organizations, references to die for (think the Elon Musk type and Tim Cooks of the world), and a slew of degrees from schools with Ivy League status.

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Two coworkers talking

How to design an effective interview process

7 min read

The interview process, in many organizations, is broken. Even the most successful organizations who pride themselves on process fail to answer key questions—What’s the best way to go about the interviewing process? How should you record the thoughts of each interviewer? How many people should be involved? Is it easier to just let interviews fall…

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Recruiting active vs. passive candidates

6 min read

When I started looking for a job last year, it was the first time I’d done so in more than five years, and I was overwhelmed. Thinking about new routines, new commute, new people, new coffee machine, new set of work passwords. It was daunting. I’m what we at PI call a Controller pattern, a key…

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Do personality tests scare away candidates?

3 min read

When talking with clients, a question that comes up periodically is whether or not personality and behavioral tests scare away potential candidates. The concern is that by the very nature of having a candidate jump through the additional hoop of a test in the hiring process, it may deter a potential hire. The short answer is, it…

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Senior Demand Generation Manager infographic

Open position at PI: Senior manager of demand generation

1 min read

The Predictive Index has begun its search for a senior manager of demand generation. Here’s what the position is all about: For those interested in the opportunity, you can apply here.

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We really suck at hiring [the infographic]

1 min read

Several months back, we did an extensive survey on hiring of 750+ people at 575+ companies to get their insights on recruiting and hiring people for their organizations. If we were to boil the results down into a single, simple headline, here’s what it would be: “We really suck at hiring.”

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PI coworkers laughing

How self-aware are you?

4 min read

Recently, I had a client come to me very upset. She had begun working with two people who both had a Predictive Index behavioral pattern almost identical to hers and she said, “Melanie, please tell me I don’t come across like those two!” Unfortunately, what I couldn’t tell her was that the descriptions she gave me…

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Person writing PI job post

When to fire an employee: We hire for skills, but fire for something else

3 min read

Think about this: When you interview a candidate for a position, a primary input in the decision-making process (the resume) is provided by the candidate. While the resume certainly gives you an overview of experience, education, and skills, it’s still information that’s curated by the candidate. This is equivalent to a used car salesperson handing…

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