Hogan Assessments

PCL is the UK’s most experienced Hogan trainer and was the first to launch the Hogan assessment suite here almost 20 years ago. Grounded in more than a century of science and underpinned by comprehensive industry research, Hogan assessments measure: normal personality (Hogan Personality Inventory); derailment characteristics (Hogan Development Survey); core values (Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory); and cognitive reasoning ability (Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory).

Individually, these research-based questionnaires offer sharp-focused assessment from four key perspectives. Combined, they provide unique depth of personality and cognitive reasoning assessment that has strong implications for performance, retention, organisational “fit” and leadership effectiveness.

Hogan assessments have been used to reduce attrition and increase productivity by helping organisations to recruit the right people, develop key talent, and evaluate leadership potential.

PCL has worked closely with the Hogan founders and developed a wealth of data on these instruments over the past 20 years. Research includes an analysis of derailment personality characteristics called A Decade of the Dark Side.

Assessment Types

Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)

The HPI describes the ‘bright side’ of personality; the characteristics that other people see when we are at our best. Assessing bright side personality provides critical understanding of how people perform and lead, as well as their potential for success.

Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI)

The MVPI describes the ‘inside’ of personality; the self that you know. It assists career decisions by identifying the values and motives that are most important to the individual and can define the job type, team climate or corporate culture in which they are most likely to flourish.

Hogan Development Survey (HDS)

The HDS assesses the ‘dark side’ of personality; the characteristics that lie behind the social mask, that can ‘derail’ opportunities for success. Assessing dark side characteristics means performance risks can be identified and addressed before they become an issue.

Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

The HBRI evaluates a person’s ability to solve problems and make business decisions. It is the first measure of reasoning ability based on a theory of intelligence and is designed to predict real-world performance. Understanding an individual’s reasoning style provides insight into problem-solving style and helps identify areas for development.

Hogan Products


HoganSelect uses personality assessment to identify candidates’ work style, understand their core drivers, and recognise patterns of behaviour that could get in their way. Armed with this powerful insight, you can improve hiring, increase productivity, and impact the bottom line.


HoganLead gives leaders a clear understanding of their performance capabilities, challenges, and core drivers, and provides them with the strategic self-awareness that makes good leaders great.


The Hogan Judgement Report draws on a powerful new assessment and provides an in-depth description of participants’ information processing style, decision-making approach, decision-making style, reactions to feedback, and openness to feedback and coaching.


HoganDevelop uses personality assessment to identify work strengths, shortcomings, and core values, and provide development and managerial tips to ensure that you get the most from your employees, and that they get the most out of their careers.

Team Report

The Hogan Team Report helps leaders
 understand their teams’ mix of strengths, weaknesses, and culture so as to identify and address 
potential fracture lines and maximise team performance.

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PCL has extensive experience with Hogan Assessments. Get in touch to find out how we can help your organisation.

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