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HBRI Assessment

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Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory

HBRI Assessment
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The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI) is the first measure of reasoning ability designed to predict real-world performance. The HBRI assumes that “intelligence” refers to clear thinking and is a key component of successful managerial performance.

The HBRI evaluates two kinds of problem solving, called Strategic Reasoning and Tactical Reasoning. Strategic Reasoning concerns identifying problems that need to be solved. Tactical Reasoning concerns solving problems once they have been identified. Combining Strategic and Tactical Reasoning generates an overall perspective of Critical Thinking—the ability to contextualise problems and identify bogus assumptions and partisan agendas.

By assessing reasoning style, you can evaluate candidates’ problem-solving style and business-related decision skills.

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  • Predict occupational success.
  • Selection and leadership development.

key features

Key Features

  • 24 items representing verbal, qualitative and graphic material.
  • 25-30 minute completion time.
  • Tactical vs strategic ability.
  • Developed exclusively on working adults.
  • Norms based on evolutionary psychology.
  • Timed or untimed version available.

key benefits

Key Benefits

  • Online administration and instantaneous reporting.
  • Items developed to minimise reading requirements and adverse impact.
  • Validated against business success criteria.

HBRI Scales

The HBRI evaluates two kinds of problems solving: problem finding - strategic reasoning, and problem solving - tactical reasoning. Strategic Reasoning concerns the ability to detect errors, gaps, and logical flaws in graphs, written reports, tables of data, etc. High scorers tend to be curious, tolerant of ambiguity and interested in feedback. Tactical Reasoning concerns the ability to solve problems and come to sensible conclusions once the facts are known. High scorers tend to be disciplined, steady, and precise.

The HBRI evaluates Strategic and Tactical Reasoning using three categories of business data: 1) verbal information based on conversations, e-mails, and written reports; 2) quantitative information that comes from tables, data in financial reports and statistical analyses; and 3) graphic information that comes from charts, graphs, and figures.

HBRI Model