Assessment Services

Diversified Search offers clients Assessment Services to gain a complete leadership assessment of potential candidates and how they might fit within a given organization.

Assessment can be a valuable tool in determining leadership fit for an organization. Our Assessment Services function combines the use of behavioral interviews in conjunction with the Hogan Personality Inventory, a standardized and reliable employment assessment. The Hogan is offered as a cost-effective tool for identifying subtle distinctions among top candidates.

The Hogan Personality Inventory is a high-quality psychometric evaluation of the personality characteristics necessary for success in leadership. It’s designed to allow clients to more fully understand a candidate’s performance capabilities, challenges, and motivations. Consisting of an online questionnaire combined with an in-depth interview conducted by a licensed clinician, it assesses normal personality, performance derailers, and individual values that drive interpersonal interactions and decisions in the workplace. It’s a data point within our overall assessment process and complements our own evaluative work, your interviews with the candidates, and our referencing. As an evaluation tool, the Hogan is not used as a “rule out” or “rule in” tool. Instead, it can help you make a more thoughtful and considered decision about the fit of each candidate with the overall requirements of the role, uncover further areas for evaluation, and inform specific requirements for successful onboarding.

Assessment is usually reserved for finalist candidates, and is performed either in person or via electronic interviewing prior to final-round client interviews.

Evaluating Leadership Potential

Proven Tools for Leadership Assessment and Development
Including an assessment during the search process can help surface the areas a candidate or established leader should actively be working to improve. Diversified Search Group offers clients a number of assessment tools, including:
  • The Hogan
  • Strengthsfinders
  • MBTI

About The Hogan

Our preferred method of assessment for executive-level hires and professional development is The Hogan.

Evaluating Candidates

What if you could avoid bad hires, maximize talent potential, and seamlessly match candidate values with your company culture? Hogan makes it easy to spot top talent and avoid hires who present better than they perform. The Hogan personality assessments decode the intricacies of candidates’ behaviors to streamline your talent acquisition process with unbiased data. They identify and measure the specific characteristics your prospective talent needs for success based on job criteria and 30 years of industry-leading research.

Professional Development

Hogan believes the true value of professional development comes from strategic self-awareness. It’s vital that people understand the difference between the way they see themselves and the way they are seen by their peers, managers, and direct reports. As the industry-leading expert, we’ve examined and developed solutions that provide critical insight into characteristics that not only facilitate an individual’s success, but, more importantly, can cause failure and career derailment.

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