The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best. Whether your goal is to find the right hire or develop stronger leaders, assessing normal personality gives you valuable insight into how people work, how they lead, and how successful they will be.
15- to 20-minute completion time
Available in more than 40 languages
Based on the Five-Factor Model
More than three million participants assessed
Validated for use in more than 1000 research studies
The HPI was developed in the 1980s in the context of socio-analytic theory. Within this model, getting along with and getting ahead of others are seen as the dominant themes in social life. The HPI captures key behavioral tendencies relevant to these life themes and are based on the five-factor model of personality.
The Hogan Personality Inventory is comprised of seven primary scales, six occupational scales, and 42 subscales.
Low scorers tend to be
High scorers tend to be
Open to feedback
Candid and honest
Moody and self-critical
Steady under pressure
Resistant to feedback
Good team players
Willing to let others lead
Restless and forceful
Good at working alone
Direct and frank
Willing to confront others
Cold and tough
Not easily bored
Focused on their interests
Interested in learning
Intolerant of the less informed
Service Orientation: attentiveness and courteousness toward customers
A simple, easy-to-use hiring tool that quickly measures how employable a candidate is based on basic job requirements.
Organizations need an effective way to evaluate large applicant pools, but many entry-level or hourly positions don’t need exhaustive, time-consuming analysis. General Employability uses a streamlined, brief assessment to provide a visual representation of a candidate’s basic ability to do the job. The quick snapshot displays how employable a candidate is based on their people skills, learning skills, and work ethic, along with a fit recommendation and customized interview questions.
Used for high-volume employee selection with a hiring recommendation.
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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.
Provides early career advice based on strengths and shortcomings.
The way employees behave on a day-to-day basis has a big impact on their career trajectory. The Career report describes how individuals will act in various business circumstances, identifies personal strengths and shortcomings based on everyday behavior, and provides detailed tips on career management.
Helps new leaders and first-time managers understand how their personality characteristics may influence their leadership effectiveness.
All leaders need to understand the pros and cons of their leadership style. Leader Focus helps high performers identify their most prominent leadership style based on key personality characteristics. Providing insight into unconscious biases, leaders learn how to properly leverage their own brand of leadership.
Designed to help team members gain an understanding of team strengths, weaknesses, and culture.
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Snapshot of interpersonal performance, organizational fit, and a primer for performance improvement and shifts in behavior.
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Predicts how others describe a leader’s day-to-day approach to work and leadership along with behavioral and leadership implications, competency analysis, and development recommendations.
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Accurately evaluates potential talent in prospective and incumbent employees by determining key attributes, qualities, and skills.
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Identifies strengths, as well as potential shortcomings, with tips to optimize employee performance.
Knowing how to keep employees happy and challenged is no small task. Manage unlocks the most effective techniques for managing any employee based on their unique personality. Managers can quickly identify their employees’ strengths and potential shortcomings, with tips to optimize employee performance.
Designed for use by a coach or user with expertise to interpret based on numbers alone.
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Identifies safety-minded candidates, focuses and improves training, and recognizes and repairs safety-related gaps in your organizational culture.
Advances in equipment and procedures have improved worker safety, but traditional safety training programs continue to neglect the overwhelming cause of workplace catastrophes: human error.
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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.
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Provides emerging and mid-level managers with a concise overview of their strengths, performance risks, and core values.
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Intended to help the emergent leader become more effective and the effective leader be more emergent, resulting in maximized leadership potential.
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Identifies each candidate as high, moderate, or low fit for a job.
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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.