Author: Hogan Assessments

Embrace the Negative

Anyone on the receiving end of negative feedback knows that it’s a blow to the ego. Although most of us say we want honest critique, what we really hope is for a “job well done” and a pat on the back. Unfortunately, constant positivity can distort your perception of your talents and, ultimately, derail your… Read more »

Are Competencies Still Alive?

It has been more than 40 years since psychologist David McClelland contended that a person’s past performance, rather than IQ, is a better predictor of future occupational success. This idea prompted HR professionals to focus on creating competency-based job descriptions that helped identify the best candidates. Although McClelland’s insights helped revolutionize the HR industry, they… Read more »

Competency Relevancy

Take a look at any job description and chances are it will cite qualities along the lines of “good interpersonal skills” or “adaptable to business changes.” For decades, these workplace competencies have been a tool for HR professionals to identify the most promising candidates and to predict their performance. But as the occupational landscape continues… Read more »

New! Why Hogan? [Video]

When they founded Hogan Assessments in 1987, Robert and Joyce Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and conventional wisdom. Today, they are recognized as pioneering authorities in the assessment industry, and for nearly three decades Hogan has worked with some of the most powerful companies around the globe. We’re proud to present “Why Hogan”, a short… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Regardless if you’ve been a in the workforce for decades, or are just a few years into a job, chances are the possibility of a new career has crossed your mind. And you are not alone. LinkedIn reported that 60% of its users are passive job seekers – those not necessarily looking for a new… Read more »

Get Organized

  Benjamin Franklin was notorious for being organized. He followed a set daily routine and created a 13-week long plan for self-improvement which he carefully tracked. The man was efficiency personified.