Why Personality?

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In business, there are two keys to success: money and people. However, without a team comprised of the right people, you can't make the money. To put together a high-performing team, it's essential to conduct a comprehensive personality assessment in order to uncover all the detail you need to hire and assemble your people.Why Personality?

In this blog, we explain how Hogan Assessment tools help you to identify and hire the right people to help your business unlock the maximum potential of your staff, therefore improving your bottom line. 

Understand your people: what do they want?

When hiring, you need to consider people’s core motives, values and interests as they differ from person to person. An understanding of this will help you create an engaged, motivated workforce. 


The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI): This assessment will help you identify core motives, values, interests and beliefs that will determine what kind of work people find fulfilling. It will also help you understand how your people fit into your organisation, including what drives them to do great work every day. 


The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI): This describes people’s normal, bright-side personality. It uncovers the way people behave when they are at their best. With this understanding, you will be able to better predict an individual's strengths and weaknesses, and take these into account when you are making business decisions. 


The Hogan Development Survey (HDS): This explains how people behave when they are stressed or bored. These behaviours can have detrimental effects on your team as it can derail people’s chances of success and therefore, need to be something you're aware of when hiring.


With these comprehensive personality assessments, you will be able to know who you are hiring and how you should build your team. 


Selection, Development, Leadership

With the aforementioned assessments in mind, you're now prepared to select your team, develop them, and build better leaders. Here's what you need to keep in mind:

Select: Examine strengths, weaknesses, values and approaches to problem-solving to ensure you're finding the right people for your organisation.

Develop: With the same insights that helped you build your team, you now have an understanding of their core drivers. Use this information to direct coaching and professional development.

Build: The data acts as a strategic self-awareness test, giving your executives a deep understanding of who they are and how their personalities can shape the organisation.

To learn more about Hogan’s personality assessments and reports, and implement them in your business, download our eBook today.  

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