Frequently Asked Questions

How much time and effort is required for personality assessments?

The HPI, HDS, and MVPI assessments consist of brief statements and responses, on average taking 15-20 minutes each to complete.

You can stop the assessment process at any time; your answers are automatically saved, and you can log back in to complete these 3 assessments. This is not possible for the Matrigma assessment.

The results can be interpreted against related industry or occupational specific norms and feedback will be provided to either the candidate and / or the employer.

What are the costs?

Hogan personality testing can be utilised as an independent service or integrated into a training program / package at discounted rates.

The type of report and optional scope of implementation or coaching processes will determine the price of this service.

Who can I contact, and how can I proceed?

Allied Risk Solutions is your first contact for evaluating your needs and requirements, as we provide training to address staff needs and can assist your HR department in determining those needs.

For Employers

How does personality assessment work?

By analysing a combination of personality and core values, we gain an understanding of:

  • whether someone can do a particular job,
  • whether you will like doing the job, and
  • what will get in your way.

My company used personality assessments before. What makes your product different?

Our products were developed with strict attention to proven psychological theory, which are continuously tested to ensure validity, and have consistently received outstanding reviews from third party sources.

Can people fake it?

The short answer is no.

I want to use your assessments at my company. How do I get started?

At Hogan, every relationship starts with a conversation. We sell a variety of custom and off-the-shelf reports fueled by the raw data we collect using our assessments, and we want to make sure that you find the best solution for your business needs. Learn more about our reports, and how to buy them, here.

How much do your reports cost?

Each of our customers faces a unique set of challenges, the solutions to which go beyond the capabilities of a one-size-fits-all assessment solution. Because our approach is specific to each client based on selection or development needs, our pricing varies. To learn more, please contact us.

Do I have to be certified to use your assessments and reports?

To purchase reports using the HPI, MVPI, or HBRI, users are required to have Level B qualification. Level B requires: (1) a degree in psychology, human relations, counseling, or a closely related field; (2) advanced training from an accredited college or university in the interpretation of psychological tests and measurement; or (3) membership to a professional association or certification by an agency that requires training in the ethical and competent use of psychological assessments. Level C qualification is required to purchase HDS materials. Level C requires a license to practice psychology independently or completion of our certification workshop. Find out more about Hogan certification workshops.

Why do I need to be certified?

We require you to be certified because we want you to succeed. By ensuring the proper training, we (1) empower you with a more complete understanding and ability to interpret the inherently complex data that our assessments provide and (2) guarantee our products are used ethically and legally.

Do I have to get certified more than once, like if I use a new report or move companies?

No, once you have successfully completed the certification process, you are authorised to use our tools forever. Advanced certification and training is available for continuous learning. You can find a schedule of available offerings here.

FAQ for Assessment Participants

What will my assessments be used for?

Our products are used for several reasons, including: pre-hire selection, assessing safety related behavior, identifying high potential employees, and developing leaders.

How does personality assessment work?

By analysing your unique combination of values, normal personality characteristics, and derailers, we can gain an understanding of what motivates you to succeed, how you work and how well you work with others, and what is most likely to get in your way. Learn more about personality and how it impacts workplace performance here.

What should I expect?

You will be taking one, or a combination of our four core assessments: the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI), or Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI).

How long is this going to take?

The HPI, HDS, and MVPI assessments consist of brief statements using True/False or Agree/Disagree responses, and on average take 15-20 minutes to complete. The HBRI has 24 problems, and typically takes about 35 minutes to complete. You can stop the assessment process at any time; your answers are automatically saved, and you can log back in to complete the assessments.

Is there a way to prepare for the assessments?

No. The questions in our personality and values assessments are designed to help us understand how you relate to yourself and others. As such, there are no right or wrong answers or good or bad results, so just be honest.

Where do I start?

Your system administrator will send you a unique user ID and password, as well as a link to log into our online assessment platform, found here.

I am an individual who wants to take your assessments. How do I get started?

We are a business-to-business solutions provider. As such, we primarily offer our assessments to organisations through direct relationships and distribution channels. We also recognise that strategic self-awareness is a critical component of career success, and that our reports are the most effective tools for building that self-awareness. We refer individual users to our talented network of independent consultants.

Is there a way to see my results?

Whether or not you see your assessment results is up to your system administrator.

Contact us by phone on (02) 9635 0477 or email to make an appointment concerning your requirements and the outcome you are seeking to implement using personality testing.