Hogan Test

Hogan Test

What is the Hogan Test? Find out what the Hogan Test really is and what it means in human resources, organizational development and executive selection.

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The term "Hogan Test" is sometimes used colloquially and inaccurately to refer to the Hogan Assessments or the Hogan Assessment Suite.

Hogan Assessments are recognized and trusted tools in human resource and organizational development, career counseling, and leadership development.

Hogan Assessments provide organizations, coaches, and HR professionals with valuable data for making critical personnel decisions, particularly in the area of leadership selection and development.

Based on the personality theories of the renowned psychologist Robert Hogan, this world-renowned method of personality diagnostics is not a single test, but rather a series of validated instruments that measure specific aspects of an individual's personality. 40% of DAX companies successfully use this approach. Used in a focused and appreciative way, the assessments help organizations, leaders, individuals and teams unlock their potential.

The Hogan Test is designed to predict job performance and organizational behavior and to make this information as actionable as possible. Hogan Assessments cover the full spectrum of the employee lifecycle.

What makes Hogan Assessments different? They are evidence-based, validated and scientifically sound. They adhere closely to the quality criteria for diagnostic instruments and processes defined in DIN 33430 and are based on scientific models that have enjoyed broad consensus among academics for many decades.

Three powerful tools for hiring and leadership development

The assessments consist of three inventories, or digital questionnaires, that candidates can easily complete online:

  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI),
  • Hogan Development Survey (HDS)
  • Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI).

The HPI is one of the three inventories behind the "Hogan Test" and describes a person's strengths and potential. It is based on the Five Factor Model of Personality, which was established in the 1930s and has since been supported by a large body of research and scientific publications.

The HDS, which describes an individual's behavior in stress, pressure, and trigger situations, is the "Hogan Test" inventory, which is organized around the three defensive response patterns. Karen Horney first described these patterns of flight, fight, and freeze in the early 1940s. These response patterns were later impressively confirmed by neuroscience.

The third inventory, the MVPI, describes values and intentions and is based on numerous studies and extensive scientific literature (see, for example, McClellan, 1961).

Thus, each module focuses on different aspects of personality and provides valuable information about individual strengths (HPI), weaknesses, behavioral risks, and developmental potential (HDS), as well as values and motivators (MVPI).

Become an expert in personality diagnostics with a Hogan certification from RELEVANT

The expert interpretation of Hogan Assessments by certified professionals (hiring managers, coaches, trainers, and recruiters) is a critical bridge between data and personality. Find out more about our workshop dates for Hogan Certification, including modules for Advanced Interpretation.

Testimonials and case studies highlight the benefits and positive impact of using Hogan Assessments in the professional development and success of leaders, talent, employee teams and entire organizations.

An extensive library of sample reports is available to provide an overview of the many report options available with Hogan Assessments. We are happy to provide additional sample reports upon request.