Hogan was the first personality assessment provider to recognize the value of assessing derailers, or dark side personality, with working adults. First launched in 1995, the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) measures 11 derailing tendencies that can impede career success and interpersonal effectiveness. In 1998, we were the first test publisher to develop a web-based assessment platform to administer the HDS. After we fully integrated the system to score assessment responses for personnel selection and employee development in 2001, our online platform became the most popular way to complete our assessments. As a result, we hit a new milestone as 2017 ended, surpassing over 2 million HDS assessments on our core platform. Put another way, we’ve administered the HDS using this one platform to more people than the population of Paris, France.
As the popularity of the Internet and the success of our online business grew, so did HDS usage. In 2001 we used our platform to administer the HDS to less than 1,000 people. By 2014, annual HDS administrations surpassed 200,000 individuals. It took 13 years to cross the 1 million mark, but only 5 to cross 2 million.
HDS usage since 2014 suggests we will continue to surpass marks set in previous years. At the current rate of growth, we should exceed 3 million administrations in the fall of 2020. Furthermore, as our clients, partners, and global distributors increasingly recognize the impact of derailers at work, we plan to hit that number even sooner.
The Bottom Line
The HDS remains the global standard for assessing personality derailers in normal working adults. Organizations recognize this fact as evidenced by increasing demand over the last 17 years, and data suggest that trend will continue. When organizations around the world want to hire the right people, develop talented employees, build great leaders, and impact their bottomline, they ask for the HDS.