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What Is the Hogan Personality Test?

The Hogan Personality Assessment that you may be asked to take can be of two types. There are the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) or the Hogan Development Survey (HDS). Although both these tests are Personality Assessments, they are diametrically opposed to each other, because they evaluate the bright and dark sides of the human personality.

The Hogan Personality Inventory measures the bright side of our personalities, centering on those traits that help us communicate with each other productively and amicably. Qualities evaluated in the HPI usually predict that those applicants who possess them have good social skills and can have harmonious relationship with their co-workers.

The Hogan Development Survey focuses, in contrast, on the negative side of our personalities; that is, it evaluates those qualities that prevent us from succeeding in our workplace. The HDS also traces a fine line between positive and negative valences of the same trait, marking a moment when a certain good quality becomes unpleasant and destructive. Displayed under stress or in hard times, our bad qualities can significantly worsen our performance at work and make our presence burdensome for our co-workers.


What Companies Administer the Hogan Personality Test?

Employers use the Hogan Personality Inventory and Hogan Development Survey to ensure that they hire only those employees who would not demonstrate counterproductive, disagreeable qualities and would not create an unpleasant working environment. Among those companies who consistently resort to administering the Hogan Personality Assessment to job candidates are the following:

ABC Group 

Established in 1974 and privately owned, this is a Canadian company specialising in automotive systems and manufacturing auto components. Its major focus is on plastics processing technologies, systems, and components used in the automotive industry. ABC Group’s manufacturing processes include but not limited to blow and injection moulding, thermoforming, sheet extrusion, interior and exterior painting, and material compounding. To its customers, the company also offers services that range from research and development to comprehensive managing of their projects. 

BaptistCare 

This is not-for-profit organisation based on faith. Located in Australia, it offers community and residential care for elderly people along with support to children and adults with disabilities or experiencing financial disadvantages. BaptistCare also helps refugees and people seeking asylum. The organisation uses innovative models of care, centred on people, which improve its clients’ well-being and independence. To ensure that people who look after others are kind, understanding, and patient, BaptistCare asks its applicants to pass one of the Hogan Personality Assessments.  

Benteler International AG 

Established in 1876, this is Management Holding Company that is headquartered in Salzburg, Austria. It coordinates three major independent divisions: Benteler Automotive that produces such products as structures, modules, engines, and exhaust systems among others; Benteler Steel and Tube division produces hot finished seamless steel tubes, cold-drawn seamless precision steel tubes, and cold-drawn welded precision steel tubes; Benteler Distribution section includes mechanical engineering, hydraulic cylinders, automotive, construction, energy, and consumer goods.   

Cargill, Incorporated 

This is a privately held global corporation founded in 1865. Among the company’s major businesses are purchasing agricultural commodities, trading in energy, steel, and transport, and producing food ingrediencies. Some of Cargill’s food ingrediencies are starch, glucose syrup, vegetable oils, and fats. Another area of the company’s operations is financial services evaluating financial risks in the commodity markets. Although Cargill is headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, it operates worldwide, delivering its products to Africa, Asia Pacific, India, Europe (Austria, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and the UK), Latin America, Middle East, and such North American countries as Canada, the USA, and Mexico.  

KEMET Electronics Corporation 

Headquartered in Simpsonville, South Carolina, this company produces different types of capacitors - electronic components that store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow. Capacitors manufactured by KEMET are used in computing, telecommunications, medical, aerospace defence, and automotive industry. Equally advanced is the company’s research in the field of electronics. Thus, in 2014, KEMET developed the High Voltage-High Temperature Series in COG Dielectric. The introduced HV-HT was designed to improve the efficiency over competitive high temperature (200◦) precious metal electrode and base metal electrode ceramic capacitor devices. Because the company’s research demands active collaboration between scientists, it is crucial for its employers to hire easy-going accommodating people who can work in teams productively and successfully. The Hogan Personality Test that KEMET’s employers administer to their job candidates help them make the right hiring decision.

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) 

This is a division of SAUDIA airlines responsible for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of airplanes. Based in Jeddah, the company has around fifty maintenance stations worldwide. Among the services SAEI offers are line maintenance, EcoPower engine wash, light and heavy maintenance that include repairs, engine change, cabin refurbishment, repair of industrial parts calibration of equipment and tooling, and fluid analysis, among others. SAEI is a part of Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Stewart-MacDonald Manufacturing Company

Based in Athens, Ohio, and founded in 1968, this company is involved in retail of a wide range of products, from guitar tools to bindings, books, electronics, finishing supplies, glues, tuners, videos, and wood products. Its major focus is on selling tools and parts of musical instruments that include classical, electric, and resonator guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, violins, and other dulcimer instruments. Customers usually purchase these products online or order them through the company’s catalogues. When hiring their new employees, managers of Stewart-MacDonald invite them to pass the Hogan Personality Assessment to ensure that they will be the right fit for their company.

Suncor Energy 

This is an integrated energy company that has head quarters in Calgary, Alberta. Its major specialization is in producing synthetic crude form oil sands. The company also pumps oil and natural gas in Western Canada and Colorado. In addition, Sancor develops offshore drilling on the East of Canada and operates refineries that supply industrial, retail, and commercial customers. These refineries are located in Edmonton, Alberta, Sarnia, Quebec, Montreal, and other cities. The company’s products are sold across Canada under the Petro-Canada name.  

TE Connectivity 

Headquartered in Switzerland and the USA (Pennsylvania), this is a technology company designing and manufacturing connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments and delivering them to more than 150 countries worldwide. These products are employed in different industries, from automotive to industrial equipment, aerospace, defence, oil and gas, consumer electronics, medicine, and energy communications. Specializing in producing connectors and sensors, TE Connectivity operates three major segments: Communications Solutions, Transportation Solutions, and Industrial Solutions. The first segment supplies products to be used at home: dryers, washers, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and water heaters.  The Transportation Solution Segment is, in turn, divided into Automotive, Industrial and Commercial Transportation, and Sensor Solutions. The Industrial Solutions segment, containing Industrial, Medical, Aerospace, and Energy units, produces products that distribute data, power, and signals.  

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) 

This is an organisation whose business is to regulate international trade. It operates under the Marrakesh Agreement that in 1995 replaced the earlier General Agreement on Traffic and Trade. The WTO’s major role is to regulate trade in goods, various services, and intellectual property between countries. It performs these regulations by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process. The WTO also reviews the national trade policies, ensuring their transparency and coherence. In developing and low-income countries, the organisation explains to traders how to comply to the existing rules of international trading. To ensure that its employees can work with other people in an amicable manner and can effectively regulate traders’ compliance with trade agreements, the WTO offers job applicants to pass the Hogan Personality Test. Designed to evaluate how well job candidates build good relationship with their colleagues and clients, the test allows employers to hire employees that will make the regulation of international trade even more efficient and smooth.

 

 

The mission of JobTestPrep is to lead job applicants to a successful completion of their pre-hire process. If the company of your choice asks you to complete the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) or the Hogan Development Survey (HDS), we can prepare you to them so well that you will easily prove to your employers that you have all required traits to make a meaningful contribution to their business.

 

  

What Is Included in Our Hogan PrepPack™?

  • 266 Hogan-style questions (follows the format of the HPI & HDS)
  • "Single Trait Practice" – customized to your needs
  • Improve your chances of passing the personality test
  • Professional personality practice test
  • Analysis of 50 traits that employers look for
  • Reveals what employers are looking for in candidates
  • Personalized feedback – customized to your job level
  • Know what to expect on test day
  • Bonus: The Complete Guide to Personality Tests
  • Unlimited, immediate desktop and mobile access

 

 


 

JobTestPrep is not a part of Hogan and is not related to it in any way. JobTestPrep offers preparation services for psychometric tests.

 

 

 

 

 

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