You can predict performance in candidates you’re considering and current employees

Every executive and every employee understands how the other’s communication style ensuring optimal team and individual performance is the norm.

Easily vetting and hiring only the candidates that have a scientifically proven competitive advantage for success is a simple process.

Creating alignment between your people strategy and your company’s growth and profitability strategy is straight-forward and uncomplicated.

Using technology is fast, easy and accurate, and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars on a yearly basis.


The Predictive Index® or PI® is a scientifically proven methodology that allows businesses to understand the factors driving their workforce. Over 500 scientific validation studies and a 60-year track record empowers business leaders to harness cutting-edge psychometric technology to recruit top talent, create winning teams, and manage people intelligently and humanely.

Shulman Associates facilitates knowledge transfer to your company to ensure swift adoption, direct ROI, and high impact on performance metrics. We advance your company’s understanding of every team member, and your company’s analytical capabilities, while providing actionable insights that help you make better decisions faster.

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Talent Optimization is a four-part discipline that details how to align your company’s business strategy (please remove link, I can’t use it) with your talent strategy for optimal results. At the core of Talent Optimization is the collection, analysis, and application of people data garnered with PI. The four aptitudes we help you assess are:

  1. Diagnose: First, using PI®, we’ll measure critical people data like behavior, cognition, employee engagement, job performance, team organization and culture, and employee sentiment. And then we’ll analyze the data, and determine the best course of action.
  1. Design: Most companies throw together employees without considering the individuals which is why results suffer. An intentional approach provides greater success. We’ll show you how to use PI® to evaluate and design your leadership team – all teams – so you can understand the team’s dynamics and establish your preferred culture.
  1. Hire: We’ll show you how to use PI data insights to hire top talent and build high-performing teams inclusive of defining job requirements, predicting new hire and team dynamics, and address cultural fit. The ability to hire well eliminates expensive misfires and sets the stage for organizational success.
  1. Inspire: In most companies, employees lack the necessary people data insights to work together at their best – they inadvertently create communications problems and conflicts. We’ll she you how PI uses people data to drive important employee-oriented activities that support the critical relationship between an employee and their manager, in addition to career pathing and maintaining organizational culture.

Using the Predictive Index and the Talent Optimization process eliminates bias while expediting and streamlining multiple talent systems such as job design, recruiting, screening, hiring, team building, selection/promotion, conflict resolution, overall communication, performance management, and coaching.


We’ll help you:

  • Predict performance from incoming and current staff
  • Gain job-fit insights
  • Design accurate job specs around behavioral and cognitive needs
  • Place people in positions where they’ll excel, increasing retention and saving your company from hiring “misfires” while saving precious time and money
  • Discover your company’s “high potentials’ and leaders
  • Build stronger, smarter and more cohesive teams with behaviors and skill sets that complement each other
  • Know where talent gaps exist between people and positions and how to fill them, driving more successful business outcomes
  • Team your workforce effective coaching and communication to drive work-place self-awareness and have frictionless interactions that maximize employee engagement and great work
  • Eradicate sales slumps, poor management issues and poor morale – we know people don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers.

With more than 3 decades in the recruitment and talent advisory business, we know a thing or two about how companies work, recruit and ultimately succeed - or not. When combining the Talent Optimization process with The Predictive Index® there’s really no excuse for failure to thrive. Let us provide you with a free BA (behavior assessment) so you can experience, first-hand, the power of this solution, and what it can do for your company. You’ll be amazed by the extensive information a 5-minute assessment provides. In moments you’ll start to realize how this solution can help you and your teams in multiple ways. Once we’re on board, we’ll quickly and seamlessly partner with your executive team and walk you through every step to integrate the PI® solution with a Talent Optimization strategy inclusive of showing you how to design high-performing teams that are scientifically validated to be successful in a specific role. Beyond attracting candidates, hiring and job design, you’ll also find yourselves using the solution for team building, performance management, coaching, conflict resolution, and succession management. Because these powerful solutions are scalable and repeatable, you’ll consistently use them every day as they become an integral part of your company. And we’re with you every step of the way, available 24/7, to help keep you on-course and support the knowledge transfer from PI Master Trainers to your company. No one knows your business better than you; harnessing the genius of Talent Optimization with the efficacy of the Predictive Index solution will immediately change the trajectory that aligns your company’s business strategy with your people strategy.

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