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What Is a Hogan Assessment?

Hogan assessments enable your employer to assess your personality in the workplace. The following assessments predict your potential performance based on your strengths, weaknesses, values, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, these assessments measure your personality characteristics, risks of career derailment, core values, and cognitive style. Hogan tests include HPI, HDS, MVPI, HBRI, and judgment tests.


Please note that our Hogan-style PrepPacks™ do not include practice for the Hogan Judgement assessment at this time.



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Hogan Assessments

Hogan assessment tests are intrinsically related as they each measure a different aspect of one's personality. Currently, there are five assessments, which are as follows:


The Hogan Personality Inventory assessment measures your day-to-day personality, also known as the bright side. It assesses how you relate to others. Employers will use this assessment to determine how well you work with others, whether you lead or follow, and if you are successful as a leader and as a follower. JobTestPrep provides Hogan–style practice tests for the HPI.


The Hogan Development Survey evaluates your personality during times of stress, also known as dark side personality. It assesses how you manage relationships and issues in times of crisis. Employers use this assessment to ensure that you are not a risk to their company. JobTestPrep provides Hogan–style practice tests for the HDS.


The Hogan Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory assesses the motives behind your personality traits. It assesses your values, core goals, drives, and interests so employers can learn about what motivates you and in what job, position, and environment you will be most successful.


The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory assessment measures cognitive abilities and skills. It assesses your ability to evaluate data, solve problems, and make decisions. Employers use this assessment to evaluate your problem-solving style. JobTestPrep test developers are working tirelessly on a PrepPack™ for the HBRI.


The Hogan Judgment assessment measures your approach to decision-making, post-decision reaction, and response to negative feedback. It also measures verbal and numerical reasoning. Employers use this assessment to evaluate your ability to learn, adapt, and decide.

Together, these assessments form a comprehensive sketch of your full personality.

Hogan Reports

Hogan Reports, often called Hogan Products (by the Hogan company itself), provide employers with helpful tools and resources that make the hiring process easier. Currently, Hogan has five reports: Hogan Select, Hogan Develop, Hogan Lead, Hogan SafeSystem, and Hogan Team.

  • Hogan Select: This product helps employers make informed hiring decisions. It helps employers understand a potential employee's work style, drive, motivation, and behaviors. Being able to see and measure these qualities beforehand saves employers time and money.
  • Hogan Develop: This product helps identify key talents that employees might not be able to demonstrate in a "regular" interview. This gives employers a chance to see more than a resume, as well as giving employees a chance to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Hogan Lead: This product helps employers find leaders among candidates. Being able to find strong leaders in a sea of potential employees and resumes saves employers time and money, and it also gives future employees a chance to demonstrate their leadership skills.
  • Hogan SafeSystem: This product helps improve workplace safety. Hiring employees that care about safety (whether workplace safety or the overall safety of the company) will help ensure longevity for the company.
  • Hogan Team: This product helps employers manage their employees and teams better. By understanding each person's strength and weaknesses employers and companies can create specialized teams to generate the best version of their products.

By providing these services, Hogan helps employers sift through potential candidates. However, by providing practice tests, test information, and samples, JobTestPrep helps future employees secure the job.

Hogan Assessment Sample Questions

When you are well prepared for the Hogan assessment, you are more likely to do well on the test. Seeing sample Hogan questions will prepare you for test day. Try our free personality sample questions to practice for the Hogan assessment.


Hogan Test Tips

  • Review the desired qualities listed in the job description.
  • Feel comfortable to ask the employer about the test's role in the hiring process.
  • Display your knowledge about the company's goals. 
  • Get a good night's sleep before the day of the test.
  • Arrive at the testing location on time. 
  • Read the test instructions carefully. 
  • Stay calm and focused when answering questions.
  • Take our online Hogan practice tests to feel fully prepared!

How to Pass Hogan Assessment

JobTestPrep's Hogan personality practice test pack allows you to become familiar with the format of personality tests such as the Hogan HPI and HDS, and helps you formulate your answers to portray yourself positively throughout the test. Our practice pack for the HBRI is in the works. Our customized PrepPacks™ provide exclusive practice materials that offer more detailed and step-by-step Hogan assessment tips and tools. 

When you are prepared, the Hogan Assessment tests are easier. Understanding elements of the Hogan Assessments in advance enables you to get feedback about how you are portraying yourself through those answers. Your familiarity with elements of the test also builds confidence when taking the test, which results in your best possible test scores.


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