PI Behavioral Assessment

Sending the PI Behavioral Assessment

Once you’ve set a Behavioral Target, see how well a candidate fits that target by having them complete the PI Behavioral Assessment.

How to send the PI Behavioral Assessment to candidates

There are two ways to send behavioral assessments to candidates. You can either send them via PI, or you can send them yourself:

Sending assessments via PI

  1. Log in to PI Hire.
  2. From the Hiring Center, select either a Job you’ve created or a Job for which you have Edit access.
  3. Select the Candidates tab.
  4. Click the Send Assessments button.
  5. You will be asked which assessments you’d like to send.
  6. Select “PI Behavioral Assessment.”
  7. (Optional) Select “PI Cognitive Assessment.”
  8. Click “Next.”
  9. Enter the first name, last name, and email address of the candidate to whom you’re sending the assessment(s).
  10. (Optional) Select whether to send the candidate a copy of their Behavioral Report.
  11. Click Send Assessment(s).

Note: If you do not see an option to send the PI Cognitive Assessment, this likely means you do not have cognitive access. To gain cognitive access, reach out to a cognitive admin.

Sending assessments yourself

  1. Complete steps 1 through 8 from the above section.
  2. Click the Copy Link button. An open invitation link to take the assessment(s) will copy to your clipboard.
  3. Write an email via your preferred email client and post the link in the email body.

For some best practices when writing your own email, click here.

Preparing candidates for the behavioral assessment

The PI Behavioral Assessment is a powerful way to assess a candidate’s job fit—but only when administered properly.

Candidates may be nervous or anxious about taking the assessment. They may have concerns about how the results will be interpreted or used. Or, they may believe they must “pass” the assessment based on the answers they think your hiring team is looking for.

To get the best possible data from the BA, it’s important to set the right expectations with your candidates. When sending them the assessment, tell them:

  • Be yourself. There are no right or wrong answers; it’s not a test.
  • Take the assessment in your preferred language (if possible).
  • Read the instructions carefully, and use your own judgment to answer questions. If you do not understand a particular word, skip it.
  • The assessment requires your full concentration, so limit or remove any possible distractions.
  • Time is not a factor; take as much time as you need.

Note: If a candidate has already taken the PI Behavioral Assessment at another organization, they can retrieve their results using their Behavioral Score ID.


I do not see an option to send the PI Cognitive Assessment. Why?
This likely means you do not have cognitive access. To gain cognitive access, reach out to a cognitive admin.

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