Certification Program Trains Human Resource Professionals to Use Hogan Personality Inventory for Hiring, Coaching

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As personality assessment rapidly becomes a “best practice” for companies in selecting and developing high-caliber employees, Performance Programs, Inc. has announced its 2006 professional certification seminars for the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI). The HPI is the gold standard in personality assessments for the workplace, useful for both hiring and development and fully Web-enabled. Please see our announcement below. Background information on the HPI is at the end of the release.

Personality assessment is rapidly becoming a “best practice” for companies interested in selecting and developing high-caliber employees. Given the expense of hiring and training people, companies seek to predict which job candidates will strive for success, work well with others, build good customer relationships, follow through on assignments, offer innovative ideas, and are motivated to learn. In response, Performance Programs Inc. will offer three professional certification seminars on the leading personality instruments for the workplace, the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) and two related assessments. Seminars are scheduled on March 30, July 6, and September 8, 2006, in Old Saybrook, CT.

The Hogan Personality Inventory offers a business-based assessment of personality, unlike most personality tests, and is designed specifically to predict occupational success. The certification seminar is geared to help Human Resource practitioners and consultants administer, interpret and provide coaching to individuals based on HPI results. They will also learn how to use two other validated personality instruments by Hogan Assessment Systems, the Hogan Development Survey, and the Motivation, Values, and Preferences Inventory.

Participants will learn about the optimal uses of all three validated instruments, their history and development, and the specialized reports for job candidate selection and executive coaching that are available. Each participant receives hands-on experience interpreting his or her own report. Industrial/organizational psychologist Dr. Paul M. Connolly will present the material. Connolly is president of Performance Programs and has worked in the field of workplace assessment for more than twenty years. Cost for the one-day seminar is $995, and includes testing for the participant, technical manual, a seminar manual, samples, a CD with all materials, and follow-up coaching by telephone.

For further information, or to register, call Sonya Hamilton at 1-800-565-4223 or visit the Web site: http://www.performanceprograms.com. Hogan Personality Inventory is published by Hogan Assessment Systems of Tulsa, OK. Performance Programs is an authorized distributor and certification training provider for Hogan Assessments.

Background Information About Hogan Assessment Systems’ Personality Tests

The Hogan Personality Inventory has a successful 25-year track record in predicting employee performance and helping companies improve bottom-line business results such as reducing turnover, absenteeism, shrinkage, and poor customer service. The HPI was the first Five-Factor personality inventory developed specifically for the business community and, through an ongoing program of research and development, the HPI continues to maintain its industry-leading position. The inventory offers a variety of unique features:

  • Provides a comprehensive, business-based assessment of personality
  • Designed specifically to predict occupational success
  • Can be used for selection or development
  • Results are available in a variety of selection and development report formats
  • Based on the widely accepted Five-Factor Model of personality
  • Developed exclusively with and for working adults
  • Normed on more than 500,000 working adults worldwide
  • Validated on more than 200 occupations covering all major industries
  • No invasive or intrusive items
  • No adverse impact
  • Fully Internet-enabled
  • Available in multiple languages

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.


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