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

Feb 09, 2016, 08:30 ET from The Predictive Index

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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Serving more than 8,000 clients across 142 countries and delivering solutions in 70 languages, The Predictive Index is a simple methodology that allows businesses to understand what drives their people so they can take them where they want to go. Through a unique blend of scientific assessments, groundbreaking software, top-notch management training, and professional consulting from the world's best workplace behavior experts, The Predictive Index can help you overcome the most complex business challenges.

Scientific validation and a 60-year proven track record has shown that business challenges big and small are no match for our unique approach to client education and knowledge transfer, which ensures swift adoption, direct ROI, and high impact on performance metrics. Each year, 2.5 million PI assessments are administered and over 7,000 professionals are trained in our workshops.

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About Gentle Giant
Founded in 1980, Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, thirteen-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" Award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 and 2015 by the Boston Business Journal, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 20 offices in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit

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