Hogan Assessment Systems

Hogan Assessment Systems in leadership development and selection

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Hogan in numbers
10+ million assessments
50+ languages
180+ countries
1000+ validity studies
325+ articles

What is Hogan personality assessment?

Hogan Assessment Systems is the world’s leading provider and developer of occupational personality assessment tools, which are currently used in more than 180 countries. Hogan’s clients are small companies as well as large corporations that are part of Fortune500, which need high-quality personality assessment tools with good psychometric indicators to use in both personnel selection and development.

Hogan’s test reports describe a person first and foremost through how others are likely to perceive him/her (reputation). As the results of the test taker are mainly described through professional competencies, the tests help to predict the performance of the work. Hogan’s tools are strongly oriented towards self-development.

Hogan assessment tools will help you to:

  • understand your personality strengths and risks and increase self-awareness
  • map your leadership potential and areas of development
  • improve the quality of personnel selection
  • make recruitment process more professional and transparent
  • find sources of motivation for your team members
  • discover your derailers that prevent you from achieving goals at work and in life

Three dimensions of personality

Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

Measures occupational personality in seven major scales and describes the so called bright side of the personality that occurs mostly under normal circumstances. HPI predicts work performance.


Hogan Development Survey (HDS)

Measures a person’s unproductive personality traits (derailers), which are manifested primarily in stressful situations and can have a negative impact on his or her career, team management ability, and relationships. HDS maps the risks that can lead to job failure.


Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI)

Maps the main sources of motivation, values and preferences of a person. MVPI helps to assess an employee’s suitability for the organization, team and provide input for better management of his or her motivation.


Hogan assessments FAQ

Who uses Hogan?

Hogan has over 30 years of experience providing assessments solutions for employee selection and development. Hundreds of validation studies demonstrate the extent to which the assessments predict performance. Organizations using Hogan rely on the tools to improve quality of hire, facilitate individual development, and enhance team effectiveness. As the traits measured by the Hogan tools are particularly salient in leadership, the assessment suite is widely used for leadership development from middle management to the executive level.

The Hogan assessment tools are available in over 50 languages and used by organizations in more than 150 countries. We work with organizations of all sizes – from small firms to Fortune 500 global companies in diverse industries, such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, and consumer goods. One million personality assessments are processed every year and over 11 million people have completed our assessments. In Estonia Hogan Assessment Systems tools have been available since 2009.

What is a "good score" on the assessments?

Scores on the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) should be interpreted in light of the individual’s current job context and future goals. There is no such thing as an ideal score or personality profile. Each individual’s assessment scores are likely to reveal some strengths and some potential challenges or risk factors.

Do scale scores change over time?

Research shows that, within individuals, personality is relatively stable. Although an individual’s scores may fluctuate slightly over time, significant shifts in HPI and HDS scores are rare and may result from careless responding or increased self-awareness about Hogan scores. Because personality is stable, and because Hogan maintains norms to reflect current functioning, individuals need not re-take inventories.

Can people fake it?

Could You please read more about it HERE.

How long will the assessments take?

The HPI, HDS, and MVPI assessments consist of brief statements using True/False or Agree/Disagree responses, and on average take 15-20 minutes to complete. You can stop the assessment process at any time. If stopped your answers are automatically saved, and you can log back in to complete the assessments at any time.

Our clients are saying
  • “We've used your help to assess the candidates for the board, so we can be confident in our choices and avoid bad surprises. The strength of Hogan's personality assessment tools is their thoroughness and the fact that the reports highlight potential job risks associated with the candidate, which are checked when asking for references.”

    Ruth Altvälja Graanul Invest AS, HR manager
  • “Adera has helped us select and promote managers in the Baltics. Hogan's assessment system gives a full view of an employee's occupational personality and leadership potential. Comprehensive and a good tool for both selection and development.”

    Signe Saks HR Business Partner, Schneider Electric Eesti AS
  • "Adera's assessment services have been a great help in mapping candidates' abilities and potential. We want to have people with a willingness to learn, with a keen eye and with the ability to adapt and react quickly in different situations. Additional support in assessments will increase confidence."

    Kerstin Kürsa SLO AS, HR director
Need additional information? Contact us!

Alo Naelapea is Hogan Assessment Systems certified consultant since 2009.

Alo Naelapea Lead consultant/Partner +372 56907135 alo.naelapea@aderaexecutive.com