Our Expertise

Our Expertise

For over 45 years, PDRI has sustained a global reputation for excellence by transforming new, evidence-based insights into innovative talent management solutions that enable organizations and the people in them to thrive. We blend the most effective approaches from both the public and private sectors to offer tangible business value across industries and government agencies.

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Our thought leaders work hand-in-hand with our solution design, product development, and implementation experts to bring organizations new ideas, innovative practices, and next generation technology-enabled products that address gaps and challenges missed by other talent management solutions.

Partnering with PDRI means actively moving the needle forward in how effectively and efficiently organizations hire, develop, and promote talent.

A Partner You Can Rely On

Long History of Successful Global Assessment Program Delivery

Both public and private sectors have relied on us to deliver critical programs for decades. Many of these programs are subject to public scrutiny, and the risk of litigation is high. No talent solution developed or delivered by PDRI has been successfully challenged in a legal context.

Unmatched Assessment Development Experience

We develop and validate assessments for thousands of customers. Our clients include:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Federal civilian agencies
  • Federal defense agencies
  • Homeland security
  • Federal intelligence agencies

Industry-recognized Assessment Validation

We design and execute validation strategies suitable to the types of tests to be used, the types of jobs included, the practicality of data collection approaches, and potential legal risks. In addition, we develop and implement industry-leading alternative validation strategies (e.g., synthetic validity, transported validity).

Award-Winning Team

Members of our staff are internationally recognized psychometric and assessment development and validation experts. PDRI Team members have won notable awards for their contributions, including the SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award, Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award, Owens Award for Best Professional Publication, the Workforce Magazine Game Changer Award, and the American Psychological Association Gold Medal Award.

Our staff regularly publish, most recently bringing a new volume dedicated to assessment to market (Kantrowitz, Reynolds, & Scott, 2023).

Meet our Leadership Team

Outcomes that Matter

Clients report many benefits of using our assessments, including:


Reduced time to hire


Client Satisfaction


Reduced administrative burden


Improved applicant experience

A Commitment to Innovation


Six-time recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP’s) M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace


PDRI’s virtual, remote proctored assessment solution named 2021 Best Innovative/Emerging Technical Solution by HR Tech and Lighthouse


PDRI was the recipient of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and SIOP HRM Impact Award for our innovative assessment work with Amazon


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