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HDS Assessment

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Hogan Development Survey

HDS Assessment
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The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) identifies personality-based performance and derailment risks of interpersonal behaviour. These behavioural tendencies negatively impact an individual’s leadership style, actions and ability to maintain interpersonal relationships.  If these tendencies are recognised, they can be managed and compensated for with development and coaching.

The HDS concerns characteristics not covered by the Five-Factor Model. Under normal circumstances, the elevated scores on the HDS scales may actually be strengths. However, when an individual is tired, pressured, bored, or otherwise distracted, these risk factors may impede effectiveness and derail success in careers, relationships, education, and life.

Whether you are implementing an organisational assessment process or enhancing your executives’ development, the HDS can help you identify the behavioural tendencies that can undermine otherwise successful performance.

 

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Uses

  • Coaching and Development.
  • High-level position selection.
  • Team functioning.
  • Selection for safety sensitive jobs.

key features

Key Features

  • Identifies problematic aspects of behaviour that are hard to detect during an interview.
  • Multiple language on-line test items and instant report output with 24hr availability.
  • Normed on more than 10,000 working adults globally.
  • No invasive question items, no adverse impact, validated in over 100 organisations on working adults.
  • 15- to 20-minute completion time.

key benefits

Key Benefits

  • Provides insight on risks of over-using skills that could lead to career derailment.
  • Flexible implementation across international boundaries with various report options.
  • A tool that can be applied tactically and strategically across an organisation for all levels.
  • A unique, trusted and reliable tool, known for scientific rigour.
 

HDS Scales

The HDS has 11 primary scales. Data is presented in terms of risk ranges, where scores indicate the level of negative risk relative to the wider population.

 

Scale Name Low Scores tend to appear High Scores tend to appear
Excitable

to lack passion
to lack a sense of urgency

easily annoyed
emotionally volatile

Sceptical

naive
gullible

mistrustful
cynical

Cautious

overly confident
to make risky decisions

too conservative
risk averse

Reserved

to avoid conflict
too sensitive

aloof and remote
indifferent to others' feelings

Leisurely

unengaged
self-absorbed

uncooperative
stubborn

Bold

unduly modest
self-doubting

arrogant
entitled and self-promoting

Mischievous

over controlled
inflexible

charming and fun
careless about commitments

Colourful

repressed
apathetic

dramatic
noisy

Imaginative

too tactical
to lack vision

impractical
eccentric

Diligent

careless about details
easily distracted

perfectionistic
micromanaging

Dutiful

possibly insubordinate
too independent

respectful and deferential
eager to please

HDS Risk Illustration

HDS Model