Hogan Personality

Hogan Assessment & Assessing Senior Level Candidates

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Hogan are considered the world-renowned authority in personality assessments. Their science-backed assessments offer reliable and robust insight into personality. Such insights can be  utilised to inform recruitment decisions, and also the development of existing employees alike. The Hogan assessments holistically assess individuals’ personality and identify strengths and weaknesses, underlying values and motivators, and even career “derailers” and the proclaimed “dark side” of personality. This illustrates the comprehensive nature of Hogan Assessments and the value they can bring to organisations looking to better understand both existing and potential employees.

Why Hogan?

Hogan Assessments help predict how individuals are likely to behave in a professional setting, and why they will do it. This 3-pronged approach means Hogan assessments can ensure organisations extract key insights when engaging in employee recruitment and development . The results gleaned from these assessments help individuals to understand their own behaviour traits, motivators and potential derailers better, as well as helping organisations optimise the fit between new candidates, their roles and the organisational culture.

The Hogan assessments include:

Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

The HPI measures individuals’ normal, or ‘bright side’ personality, providing a macro view of how they may work with others or behave in different situations. This helps understand the role an individual is likely to play in a team, or predict what type of leader or team member a candidate is likely to be. 

Hogan Development Survey (HDS) 

The HDS measures individuals’ potential derailers, or ‘dark side’ personality. It assesses how individuals are likely to behave in times of difficulty, or when under pressure. This is often overlooked, but as every business will go through periods of challenge, this is an incredibly powerful assessment to understand individuals’ true potential. 

Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) 

The MVPI identifies individuals’ underlying motives, values and preferences that drive individuals’ goals, expectations and behaviours. This helps explain the “why” behind a candidate’s behaviour, providing opportunities to align individuals with the roles and environments where they are most likely to thrive.

To sum up

The widespread use of Hogan Assessments in high-performing companies provides anecdotal evidence of their benefits to business. If you want your team to reach their full potential, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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