Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

How You Think

The HBRI describes reasoning style – the ability to evaluate sets of data, make decisions, solve problems, and avoid repeating past mistakes. By assessing reasoning style, you can identify candidates’ problem-solving style, understand their capacity, and identify areas for development.

Features & Benefits:

  • 24 items representing verbal, qualitative, and graphic material
  • 25- to 30-minute completion time
  • Items carefully developed to minimize reading requirements and adverse impact


    Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory

  • Based on evolutionary psychology
  • Designed to predict occupational success
  • Useful for candidate screening and career/leadership development
  • Developed exclusively on working adults
  • Norms based on managerial samples
  • Validated against business success criteria
  • Online administration by protected access
  • Instantaneous scoring and reporting output

Quick Facts:

  • Designed to predict occupational success
  • Tactical vs. strategic abilities
  • For selection and leadership development
  • Developed exclusively on working adults
  • Online administration
  • Instantaneous reporting output
  • User-friendly reports available

Primary Scales:
The first measure of reasoning ability designed to predict real-world performance, the HBRI evaluates two kinds of problems solving: tactical and strategic reasoning.

  • Tactical Reasoning: the ability to solve problems and come to sensible conclusions once the facts are known. High scorers tend to be disciplined, steady, and precise.
  • Strategic Reasoning: the ability to detect errors, gaps, and logical flaws in graphs, memos, diagrams, written reports, numerical projections, and tables of data. High scorers tend to be curious and interested in feedback.

The HBRI was developed specifically for the business community, and identifies differences in problem-solving style and reasoning ability that distinguish individuals and predict career success, making it a powerful tool that can be used throughout the employee lifecycle.

  • Selection: Reports using the HBRI measure candidates’ capacity to evaluate data, identify problems, and make business-critical decisions.
  • Development: Help your candidates play to their strengths, and understand areas in which focused development can improve their capacity.
  • Leadership: HBRI-driven leadership reports help you understand how your leaders will approach problems and make decisions that could affect your company’s future viability.

Reports that use the HBRI:
Whether you are implementing an organizational assessment or enhancing your executives development, the HBRI reports can help you identify the fundamental factors that distinguish personalities and determine career success.

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