Hogan Assessment Systems

Hogan Assessment Systems

The Science of Personality

Helps you identify and develop high potential managers into executive-level leadership

Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance. Founded in 1987 by Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan, Hogan leads the world in personality assessment and leadership development. With products and services in 56 countries and 47 languages, what began as a small startup has evolved into the industry leader serving more than half of the Fortune 500. Grounded in more than four decades of validated research, Hogan assessments were the first to scientifically measure personality for business. Thirty years later, Hogan are committed to the same spirit of innovation that helped them become an industry leader.

"People are the most dangerous and consequential forces on earth. Shouldnt we know something about them?"

Robert Hogan, PhD and founder of Hogan Assesssment Systems

Robert Hogan, PhD and founder of Hogan Assesssment Systems

Hogan’s core assessments measure normal personality characteristics, career derailment risks, core value drivers and decision-making ability.

The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI):

Describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best.

The Hogan Development Survey (HDS):

Describes the dark side of personality – qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success.

The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI):

Describes personality from the inside – the core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain.

Hogan Judgment:

The Judgment assessment combines cognitive ability, bright- and dark-side personality, and values to measure participants’ information-processing style, decision-making approach, decision-making style, reactions to feedback, and openness to feedback and coaching.


Fueled by assessments, the Hogan reports are designed to address a range of needs:

  • Selection
  • High Potential
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
  • Engagement
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Judgment
  • Safety