Hogan Development Survey (HDS):

When it comes to personality, the line between strength and weakness isn’t always clear.

The Hogan Development Survey is a proven assessment tool that uses 11 personality scales to help leaders recognize shortcomings, maximize strengths, and build successful teams. The HDS measures a person’s tendencies when under stress. It answers the question:  What tendencies could derail this individual’s career or performance?   Interpreting HDS Subscales

Watch this video of the 11 Derailers!

Features& Benefits:

  • 168 true / false questions
  • 15 to 20 minute completion time


    Hogan Development Survey

  • Test items and reports available in multiple languages
  • Concerns characteristics not covered by the five-Factor Model
  • Identifies problematic aspects of behavior not detected in an interview
  • Normed on over 10,000 working managers
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Online administration by protected access
  • Reports & Applications:
  • Pinpoints characteristics and tendencies that might lead to career derailment
  • Identifies tendencies that impede work relationships and hinder productivity
  • Identifies factors relevant to one’s own strategic self-awareness
  • Identifies how the candidate is likely to act in various circumstances
  • Notes strengths and shortcomings

Quick Facts:

  • 15- to 20-minute completion time
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Identifies problematic aspects of behavior
  • Normed on over 10,000 managers
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Online administration

Primary Scales:

  • Excitable: moody, easily annoyed, hard to please, emotionally volatile
  • Skeptical: distrustful, cynical, sensitive to criticism, focused on the negative
  • Cautious: unassertive, resistant to change, slow to make decisions
  • Reserved: aloof, indifferent to the feeling of others, uncommunicative
  • Leisurely: overtly cooperative, but privately irritable, stubborn, uncooperative
  • Bold: overly self-confident, arrogant, inflated feelings of self-worth
  • Mischievous: charming, risk-taking, limit-testing and excitement-seeking
  • Colorful: dramatic, attention-seeking, interruptive, poor listening skills
  • Imaginative: creative, but thinking and acting in unusual or eccentric ways
  • Diligent: meticulous, precise, hard to please, tends to micromanage
  • Dutiful: eager to please and reluctant to act independently

The HDS identifies the dark-side personality characteristics that can erode relationships and derail people’s chances of success, making it a powerful tool that can be used throughout the employee lifecycle.

  • Selection: Selection reports fueled by the HDS inject valuable insight into the hiring process, from measuring candidates’ overall desirability to highlighting specific areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Development: Our HDS-driven development reports offer actionable management and development suggestions to help you guide your employees’ careers.
  • Leadership: Self-awareness is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. Give your leaders the tools they need to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare to those of their peers.

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

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Basis Reports

HoganDevelop tools can be used to shape and direct one’s career.

Insight HDS

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High Potential

Hogan Personality Assessments

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