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Client Partner, Erin Dand, Completes the Hogan Assessment Certification

June 27, 2022

By: Erin Dand 


I recently had the pleasure of completing the Hogan Assessment Certification, which allows me to administer and interpret Hogan psychometric assessments that clients may choose to use as part of a search selection process, or for leadership development in their team.


For those not familiar with Hogan Assessments, these psychometric assessments are grounded in more than three decades of statistically validated research, and can be useful in helping to predict an individual’s behaviours at work. Specifically, the assessments measure an individual’s reputation, or how they are perceived at work, which forms a part of personality. In contrast, Hogan does not measure one’s identity, or the inner narrative we tell ourselves about ourselves. When it comes to coaching and selection, reputation is always more important than identity; we often have an inflated idea of our own talent, or we might be unnecessarily hard on ourselves.


Hogan has a vast array of reports and assessments, but there are three core assessments that give unique insight about an individual:


  1. Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)


Measures the “bright side” of personality, or how we typically are observed to perform and relate to others when we are at our best. The HPI can be an added tool in a search selection process to better understand how a person works, leads, and their natural personality preferences, or as part of leadership development.


  1. Hogan Development Survey (HDS)


Identifies qualities that are at risk to emerge in times of increased strain, stress, or when we become complacent. By assessing potential “derailers”, you can recognize and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem as part of a leadership development program.


  1. Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI)


Describes the core goals, values, drivers and interests that determine what we strive to attain. By assessing values, you can understand what motivates candidates to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment they are likely to be the most productive and happy.


I look forward to working with clients to add a Hogan assessment in future searches, or to help with leadership development needs.