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The Granite Group Receives 2019 Talent Optimization Leadership Award from The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index named The Granite Group among the 11 organizations leading the charge to increase employee retention and drive company revenue through talent optimization

2019 Predictive Index Award
The Predictive Index ® (PI) , the leader in talent optimization, today named The Granite Group a winner of the first annual Talent Optimization Leadership Awards. With more than 250 submissions from around the world and across industries, the 2019 Talent Optimization Leadership Awards recognized 11 organizations that use PI to drive bottom-line impact by aligning their talent strategy with their business strategy. The winners were announced during a special awards ceremony at OPTIMA 2019, which was attended by more than 800 business leaders and HR strategists in its inaugural year. The winners of this year's Talent Optimization Leadership Awards use PI to intentionally design winning teams and culture, hire more purposefully, and inspire their people to peak engagement and productivity.

"At The Granite Group, our Purpose = Our People. We are a wholesaler. You can buy our products elsewhere, so what keeps our customers coming back? Our People. Ensuring we have the right people in the right positions allows us to serve our customers to the best of our ability. With The Predictive Index, we can use data to diagnose talent gaps; design our people strategy; hire the right people for the right positions; and inspire our team members by creating new career paths, developing our leaders and our teams, and creating an amazing culture. PI's Talent Optimization process allows us to close the talent gap and align our people strategy with our business strategy, ultimately helping us grow and thrive as a culture, and a profitable business. We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized for our people and business strategies by this inaugural award." said Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer of The Granite Group.

"Our mission is to make the world better by improving the working lives of people—and our 11 winners are proof that using talent optimization transforms lives and businesses," said Daniel Muzquiz, President of The Predictive Index. "Collectively, our award recipients leveraged talent optimization to achieve an average retention rate of 88%, develop sound talent strategies to increase revenue, foster better internal communication, compete in the war on talent by scaling internal promotions, and markedly improve customer experience scores."

The winners of The Predictive Index's 2019 Talent Optimization Leadership Award include: AstraZeneca, First Bank, Hunter Douglas, Daniels Health, Hanes Companies, Brightview Senior Living, Door Controls, The Granite Group, Envision Bank, Sproutloud Media Networks, and Tricon American Homes. Learn more about the Talent Optimization Leadership Awards.

About The Predictive Index
The Predictive Index (PI) is an award-winning talent optimization platform that aligns business strategy with people strategy for optimal business results. Sixty years of proven science, software, and a robust curriculum of insightful management workshops make PI the solution for any company looking to design great teams and culture, make objective hiring decisions, and foster engagement and inspire greatness in their people anywhere in the world. More than 8,000 clients and 150+ partners use PI—including Nissan, Citizens Bank, DocuSign, Subway, 47 Brand, FAM Brands, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Omni Hotels—across 140+ countries.

OPTIMA is the leading talent optimization conference—hosted by The Predictive Index—taking place October 14–16, 2020 in Boston, MA. OPTIMA is attended by 800+ business leaders, HR strategists and consultants from around the world and provides best practices for how to assemble world-class teams and manage employees in a way that pushes them to the top of their game. OPTIMA sponsors include AE Herman Associates LLC, Benson Executive Search, Bose, Bowling Green State University, Clear Company, Drift, HRNX, Lola, Pavestep, Seescape Systems, Vistage, Zillion . Attendees become proficient in strategies for designing, hiring, and inspiring high-performing teams—and capitalizing on people data—to maximize productivity and achieve real business results. Learn more and register for OPTIMA 2020.

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