Introduced in 1997, the HDS is the only personality assessment that identifies critical blind spots that lead to career derailment.
The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) describes the dark side of personality – qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success. By assessing dark-side personality, you can recognize and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.
When the pressure’s on, the line between strength and weakness isn’t always clear — drive becomes ruthless ambition, attention to detail becomes micromanaging. The dark side of personality derails careers and companies, but it doesn’t have to. Organizations around the world rely on the HDS to identify derailers that disrupt or interfere with effective performance.
15- to 20-minute completion time
Available in more than 40 languages
Measures behavior not covered by the Five-Factor Model
Identifies problematic aspects of behavior not detected in an interview
More than two million participants assessed
Validated for use in more than 400 research studies
No invasive or intrusive items
No adverse impact
Dive into the Dark Side
The Hogan Development Survey is a proven assessment tool that uses 11 personality scales and 33 subscales to help leaders recognize shortcomings, maximize strengths, and build successful teams.
seem calm to the point of appearing
to lack passion or urgency
display dramatic emotional peaks
and valleys regarding people and projects
seem trusting to the point
are negative or cynical and
expect to be betrayed
are willing to take risks
without adequate risk assessment
are reluctant to take
risks regardless of risk assessment
are too concerned about
the feelings of others
are indifferent to the
feelings of others
appear to lack an agenda
and agenda driven
appear to lack self-confidence
seem assertive, selfpromoting,
and overly self-confident
compliant, and likely unadventurous
are impulsive, limit-testing, and at times, devious
are modest, unassuming,
quiet, and self-restrained
dramatic, and socially prominent
are practical, rely on
routine, and often lack new ideas
may seem impractical,
unpredictable, and offer unusual ideas
have poor attention to
detail and tend to over delegate
are picky, overly conscientious,
and tend to micromanage
are overly independent
and seem to resent authority
Assesses emotional intelligence, the ability to identify and manage your own and others’ emotions.
The Hogan EQ Report assesses emotional intelligence, the ability to identify and manage your own and others’ emotions. Based on the Hogan Personality Inventory and Hogan Development Survey, the easy-to-understand report provides an overall EQ score, as well as scores and feedback for six emotional intelligence competencies. The report also includes a summary of likely behaviors, score pros and cons, and discussion points.
Used for high-volume employee selection with a hiring recommendation.
Hogan Fit is used for high-volume employee selection. It provides a hiring recommendation and a graphical display of scale and cut-score performance, and can be easily customized to include hiring recommendations for multiple positions.
A self-guided, comprehensive development-planning tool for individual leadership development.
Hogan Coaching is a self-guided, comprehensive development-planning tool for individual leadership development. The report integrates the information from the Potential, Challenge, and Values reports into a five-step planning process. By completing this process, a leader produces a powerful, personal development plan designed to foster professional growth.
Snapshot of interpersonal performance, organizational fit, and a primer for performance improvement and shifts in behavior.
Hogan Summary is a self-guided interpretation of individual strengths, values, and challenges. The report is a snapshot of interpersonal performance, organizational fit, and a primer for performance improvement and shifts in behavior.
Accurately evaluates potential talent in prospective and incumbent employees by determining key attributes, qualities, and skills.
We leveraged three decades of experience and billions of data points to build Hogan Configure, the only competency solution that puts Hogan’s predictive power and scientific rigor at your fingertips. Using a simple yet robust web-based platform, Configure’s three-step process helps you determine key attributes, qualities, and skills, allowing you to accurately evaluate potential talent in prospective and incumbent employees.
Intended to help the emergent leader become more effective and the effective leader be more emergent, resulting in maximized leadership potential.
One of the hardest parts of finding high potential employees is defining what potential means. We define potential as the ability to build teams that outperform the competition. The Hogan High Potential report is designed to maximize leadership potential by helping emergent leaders become more effective, and effective leaders become more emergent.
Designed for use by a coach or user with expertise to interpret based on numbers alone.
Hogan Flash graphically displays Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory scale scores and provides raw data for HPI, HDS, and MVPI subscales. No interpretation information is provided. The report is designed for use by a coach or user with expertise to interpret based on numbers alone.
Designed to help team members gain an understanding of team strengths, weaknesses, and culture.
When teams function optimally, the entire organization benefits. The Team Report provides a personality-based understanding of a team’s strengths, weaknesses, and values. Individuals will understand how their personalities can combine to support or hinder effectiveness.
Custom solution that describes job fit and provides a hiring recommendation, interview guide, and method for making a hiring decision.
Hogan Basis describes a candidate’s fit to the job and organization. The report provides a hiring recommendation, behavioral interview guide, and systematic method for making a hiring decision using a combination of the assessment and interview results.
Provides emerging and mid-level managers with a concise overview of their strengths, performance risks, and core values.
Strategic self-awareness is vital for all leaders, but not all leaders need an exhaustive personality analysis. The Insight Series provides emerging and mid-level managers with a concise overview of their strengths, performance risks, and core values. This straight to the point report series offers the self-awareness needed to perform effectively.
Predicts career-derailing behaviors that interfere with the ability to build a cohesive and high-performing team.
Hogan Challenge describes how leaders are likely to interpret the world and treat subordinates while under stress and pressure. The Challenge Report predicts career-derailing behaviors that interfere with the ability to build a cohesive and high-performing team.
Gives leaders a complete understanding of their performance capabilities, challenges, and underlying motivators along with a five-step development planning worksheet and career development primer.
Those at the top need the most robust and thorough development data possible, and Hogan’s Leadership Forecast Series offers just that. This series of reports gives leaders a complete understanding of their performance capabilities, challenges, and underlying motivators along with a five-step development planning worksheet and career development primer. Paired with a one-on-one feedback session, leaders will be well-equipped to build high-performing teams and thriving organizations.