Hogan system gets top marks from the Psychological Society

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Hogan Assessments have earned a significant accolade in recognition of their tools’ excellence and usefulness for today’s businesses and recruiters. The Hogan Personality Inventory has received an excellent review from the British Psychological Society (BPS), the UK’s leading advocacy organisation for psychological practice and research.

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Hogan, founded in 1987 by Robert and Joyce Hogan, are world leaders in science-based personality testing and leadership development. With an international presence now spanning more than 50 countries and 40 languages, their mission is to help businesses identify capable leaders and to build stronger, more resilient organisations.

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) is a series of psychometric tests that assess ‘bright-side’ personality, or the way we behave when we're functioning well. The tests reveal the behavioural traits that a person normally expresses in social and occupational settings, and in turn, shows how good a fit they are for certain jobs or responsibilities.

Why the BPS review is meaningful

The British Psychological Society (BPS) took 15 months to review the HPI in depth and take a look at its usefulness and effectiveness in various areas. In particular, the BPS gave the HPI a perfect 4-stars each in the Reports, User Experience, and Documentation categories, as well as 3-stars in the Norms, Reliability, and Validity categories.

These high marks help confirm two things about the HPI: its’ scientific robustness, and its’ reliability and accuracy in measuring personality traits in working adults.

All in all, the endorsement of an influential association like the BPS lends a special gravitas and dignity to the HPI, confirming its’ status as a high-quality evaluative tool.

Details of the test review: How the BPS examined the Hogan Assessments

 The British Psychological Society looked at how the HPI is organised, and how its’ attributes make it a dependable tool for personality assessment in occupational contexts. In their summary of the test review, the BPS notes all the following aspects of the HPI.

The Hogan Personality Inventory is comprised of true-or-false statements about personality, which users either agree or disagree with. The test is made up of seven primary scales based on the established Five-Factor Model of personality, as well as six occupational scales.

The HPI is scored using percentiles, and Hogan uses ‘norm groups’ based on local population samples (for example, a US norm group of over 150,000 working adults, and a UK norm group of over 64,000 workers), so that test results are more accurate and meaningful to specific countries and cultures.

Leverage the usefulness of the Hogan Assessments for your organisation

The Hogan Assessments, such as the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), are being shown time and again to do a great service for organisations in search of best-fit talent. The HPI is an obvious choice if you’re wanting to understand personality among a pool of candidates...and, ultimately, pick the right person for the right role.

Interested in the HPI or other Hogan Assessments? Contact us now!