Use the PI System to Identify Surprises Now, Before Costly Turnover 

PI SystemIt’s a new year. Are your employees motivated? Are they looking forward to success … or are they looking for another position somewhere else?

These certainly are some of the tough questions that top-performing companies consider. There is an answer to these questions and the serious concerns they raise. The solution comes in using data-driven information, including a behavioral assessment like the PI System. These tools can help you switch your focus from concern to confidence, and help you build strategies that truly capture your team’s unique motivations and strengths.

Many times the answers to motivation, leadership and performance challenges are right in front of you among your existing team. However, what do you do if this talent is considering a job move? When you know what steps an employee might be taking to consider a job change, you can provide more key opportunities that connect with that person’s strengths, interests and goals. Recently an article in Forbes outlined the ways employees can (and should) try to align their current role more closely with the roles they desire. Read on to see how you can do this now for your team (before you experience costly turnover):


Guide your team to an honest evaluation of their current roles. What’s really spurring thoughts of a career change? Is it the job, or is it a circumstance that could be addressed with a direct conversation or a realignment of responsibilities or time? There may be certain aspects of a job that have become tedious, and perhaps team members who could swap or share certain tasks. Evaluate job roles and responsibilities closely to prevent a costly talent loss later.
Take an assessment. Consider your team engaging in a behavioral assessment, like the PI System. A tool like this provides objective, data-driven insights into how people behave and are motivated in certain situations. It will help your team better understand their unique perspectives about their job and their team members. It can help identify if current frustrations are due to a bad fit, or if certain roles simply need a little adjustment.


Encourage your team to change parts of their lives outside of work. Employees’ desire for a career change could possibly be fueled by a need for other types of change. Are you creating an environment where work/life balance is more easily achieved? There are many changes outside of work that could have a significant impact on your team’s satisfaction and performance. This week, ask yourself if there are changes you could make to help create the kind of positive work environment that makes the rest of life flow more easily. One significant motivator, as highlighted by Forbes among the top company cultures, is more flexibility. In fact, recent studies reveal that employees value flexibility in the workplace as a close second behind their pay.


When it’s time for you or your organization to consider a change, take the time to invest in a behavioral assessment like the PI System. The high cost of turnover, as well as the high cost of a career change, makes the PI System a valuable tool for ensuring that your team is plugged into a job that is an ideal fit for them. Set up a meeting with the PI Consulting Group to learn more about the PI System and what it can do for your company and your leadership performance.