Gentle Giant Moves Toward National Expansion with The Predictive Index
Award-winning residential and commercial moving company takes the guesswork out of identifying future managers and new hires
Wellesley, MA – February 9, 2016 – The Predictive Index, a company that empowers businesses to realize what drives workplace behaviors, today announced that Gentle Giant Moving Company is using the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ to assist in their goal to expand nationally and identify future leaders. The company is also using the PI Behavioral Assessment to help take the guesswork out of new hires and ensure best fit with Gentle Giant’s team-oriented culture.
Based in Massachusetts, Gentle Giant has been providing residential and commercial moving services including local, long distance and international moving services for over 36 years. Gentle Giant is known for its outstanding benefits, wellness programs and flexible work environment.
In order to propel continued growth, Gentle Giant set out to understand what motivates and drives employee performance. They turned to the PI Behavioral Assessment because it is quick to take while providing deep and accurate information. Through the results of the PI Behavioral Assessment, Gentle Giant executives better understand team dynamics at every layer of the organization including sales, customer service, movers, etc., across their 20 office locations nationwide. The PI Behavioral Assessment will also be key to help identify seasonal hires which result in approximately 300 new employees every year.
“The PI Behavioral Assessment is simple and accurate, and can be completed in 10 or 15 minutes. It provides rich information and context that one wouldn’t think possible based on something so quick,” said Larry O’Toole, CEO of Gentle Giant. “We place a premium on building a great company culture, and the PI Behavioral Assessment has been instrumental in helping us to identify those employees who will be strong leaders at the management level. We’ve also found that as a result of using this tool, people are simply more thoughtful when interacting with each other.”
The PI Behavioral Assessment incorporates validated science to deliver a fast and accurate assessment with huge impact. It is designed to be effective, simple, and easy to use while providing an accurate depiction, or pattern of core drives, and therefore insight into needs and behaviors of an individual based on four personality constructs – dominance, extraversion, patience, and formality. This insight helps to reduce subjectivity and avoid errors that occur when employers use interview techniques only.
“Our Behavioral Assessment provides unique insight that enables Gentle Giant to achieve their goal of developing talent across all positions from management to movers,” said The Predictive Index CEO Mike Zani. “Using the Behavioral Assessment to gain insight into day-to-day workplace behaviors provides immense value resulting in a competitive advantage for Gentle Giant.”
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