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Hood Industries, a wood manufacturer and distributor, partnered with Hogan to improve its selection process for Utility Employees. Utility Employees are responsible for supporting the maintenance of the manufacturing floor and contributing to various entry-level operation responsibilities.

Hogan’s data science team worked with Hood Industries to develop a scientifically valid screening tool to improve the quality of their Utility Employee candidate pool. Hogan identified specific competencies, characteristics, and values that predict job success. Hogan built a custom personality profile using the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) that enabled Hood Industries to select higher-performing Utility Employee candidates.

Critical Behaviors Assessed by Hogan

In order to build the most accurate personality profile, Hogan’s data science team determined that the following behaviors and values had the greatest impact on job success:

  • Strengths – Composure, drive, communication, and dependability
  • Risks – Volatility, and passive engagement
  • Values – Collaboration and making an impact

By incorporating the Hogan profile into the candidate assessment process, Hood Industries can more effectively select Utility Employee candidates with the characteristics most important for career success.

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Hogan’s research shows that by using the Hogan profile, this manufacturing and distribution company can expect to see a 35% improvement in overall accuracy, selecting 17.5% more good hires and avoiding 17.5% more bad hires.

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