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Building Predictive Performance Profiles

A global pharmaceutical company wanted to refine their leadership development program and asked Hogan to help identify and develop their next generation of leaders. Hogan found the most promising candidates stay composed under pressure, remain optimistic, and follow procedures while still taking independent action.

The Hogan research team worked with the company to build a personality profile to predict present and future performance, which revealed a candidate’s potential for advancement. Hogan found the profile strongly correlated with supervisors’ ratings of performance, as moderate and high- fit candidates were 5.2 times more likely to be a rated as a high performer in the company’s leadership development programs.


Hogan found that high-fit candidates were 5.2 times more likely to be rated as high performers in leadership development programs.