Questions For Employers

How does personality assessment work?

By analyzing a combination of personality and core values, we gain an understanding of (1) whether someone can you do a particular job, (2) whether you will like doing the job, and (3) what will get in your way. Learn more about personality and how it impacts workplace performance here.

My company used personality assessments before. What makes your product different?

Our products were developed with strict attention to proven psychological theory, are continuously tested to ensure validity, and have consistently received outstanding reviews from third party sources. Download our Assessment Evaluation Guide to learn more about what separates us from the competition.

Can people fake it?

The short answer is no. The long answer is in this blog entry.

I want to use your assessments at my company. How do I get started?

At Hogan, every relationship starts with a conversation. We sell a variety of custom and off-the-shelf products fueled by the raw data we collect using our assessments, and we want to make sure that you find the best solution for your business needs. Learn more about our products, and how to buy them, here.

How much do your products cost?

Each of our customers faces a unique set of challenges, the solutions to which go beyond the capabilities of a one-size-fits-all assessment solution. Because our approach is specific to each client based on selection or development needs, our pricing varies. To learn more, please contact us.

Do I have to be certified to use your products?

To purchase reports using the HPI, MVPI, Judgment, or HBRI, users are required to have Level B qualification. Level B requires: (1) a degree in psychology, human relations, counseling, or a closely related field; (2) advanced training from an accredited college or university in the interpretation of psychological tests and measurement; or (3) membership to a professional association or certification by an agency that requires training in the ethical and competent use of psychological assessments.

Level C qualification is required to purchase HDS materials. Level C requires a license to practice psychology independently or completion of our certification workshop. Find out more about Hogan certification workshops.

Why do I need to be certified?

We require you to be certified because we want you to succeed. By ensuring the proper training, we (1) empower you with a more complete understanding and ability to interpret the inherently complex data that our assessments provide and (2) guarantee our products are used ethically and legally.

Do I have to get certified more than once, like if I use a new product or move companies?

No, once you have successfully completed the certification process, you are authorized to use our tools. Advanced certification and training is available for continuous learning. You can find a schedule of available offerings here.

Questions For Participants

What will my assessments be used for?

Our products are used for several reasons, including: pre-hire selection, assessing safety related behavior, identifying high potential employees, and developing leaders.

How does personality assessment work?

By analyzing your unique combination of decision-making style, values, normal personality characteristics, and derailers, we can gain an understanding of what motivates you to succeed, how you work and how well you work with others, and what is most likely to get in your way.

What should I expect?

You will be taking one, or a combination of our assessments: the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI), Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI), or Judgment.

How long is will the assessments take?

The HPI, HDS, and MVPI assessments consist of brief statements using True/False or Agree/Disagree responses, and on average take 15-20 minutes to complete. The HBRI has 24 problems, and typically takes about 35 minutes to complete. You can stop the assessment process at any time; your answers are automatically saved, and you can log back in to complete the assessments.

Is there a way to prepare for the assessments?

The questions in our personality and values assessments are designed to help us understand how you relate to yourself and others. As such, there are no right or wrong answers or good or bad results, so just be honest.

Where do I start?

Your system administrator will send you a unique user ID and password, as well as a link to log into our online assessment platform, found here.

I am an individual who wants to take your assessments. How do I get started?

We are a business-to-business solutions provider. As such, we primarily offer our assessments to organizations through direct relationships and distribution channels. We also recognize that strategic self-awareness is a critical component of career success, and that our reports are the most effective tools for building that self-awareness. We refer individual users to our talented network of independent consultants.

Is there a way to see my results?

Whether or not you see your assessment results is up to your system administrator.