Tag: Hogan Assessments

Staying Creative in a Virtual World

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*This post was authored by Arlene Pace Green, Ph.D. – Executive Coach & Consultant, Enelra Talent Solutions, LLC, and member of the Hogan Coaching Network. “Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein Globally, since the pandemic began, we are working more hours, engaged in more meetings, sending even more emails, and finding the performance-like… Read more »

Six Safety-Conscious Personality Traits for the Post-COVID Workplace

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With many workers returning to their offices, preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting employee health is a top priority for business leaders. While initiatives like enhanced sanitation and social distancing policies are a must, the biggest threat to workplace health and safety is often overlooked by managers—recruiting safety-conscious staff. The Hogan Safety Report, which… Read more »

How to Use Existing Resources to Address Difficult People Issues

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*This post was authored by Melvyn Payne, Commercial Director for Advanced People Strategies. Many of our clients use Hogan Assessments to support selection and talent development programs. Due to the pandemic, however, selection has (understandably) been cut back dramatically. Now, HR teams have to focus on more difficult people issues while learning and development programs may be put… Read more »

Parkinson’s Law in the Age of the Pandemic

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C. Northcote Parkinson (1909—1993) was a British naval historian, lecturer, and novelist; he formulated his famous law in an essay in The Economist in 1955. Parkinson’s law was intended to describe the behavior of managers in the British Navy and British government, but it is also a pretty good description of work in most organizations…. Read more »

Improving Diversity and Inclusion: Practical, Evidence-based Recommendations

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*This post was authored by Amber Burkhart, Kimberly Nei, Chase Winterberg, and Jessica Walker. The protests against systemic patterns of racism and police brutality following George Floyd’s death, the success of female heads of state leading their countries through the global pandemic, and the recent United States Supreme Court decision prohibiting workplace discrimination based on… Read more »

Derail Leaders’ Derailment

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Despite the thousands of print and internet resources available on the subject of effective leadership, it remains elusive. The number of leaders who fail is consistently estimated to be greater than 50%. The impact that ineffective leaders have on their teams and entire organizations can be devastating from both a human and financial perspective. It’s… Read more »

Clones, Diversity, Innovation, and Personality

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People sometimes ask whether using personality assessment for selection will create an organization full of clones, decrease diversity, and narrow the range of innovative thought available to solve company problems. Their concern is that if they hire people with similar personality characteristics, they will create a culture of groupthink. Some assessment providers have fostered this… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Included in Sex as a Federally Protected Class

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On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a monumental decision for equal employment opportunity in our country, resolving a legal uncertainty haunting the LGBTQ community since the enactment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964). The result? SCOTUS made clear that Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating… Read more »