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New White Paper From Hogan Assessments Underscores the Role of Personality Assessments in Developing Future Leaders

A Well-Developed High Potential Identification Plan Ensures the Right Candidates Are Groomed for Leadership Positions (April 03, 2012)

TULSA, OK -- (Marketwire) -- 04/03/12 -- Competent leadership is critical for business success. Yet, without established best practices for recognizing high potential employees, many companies rely on supervisor nominations, performance reviews, or hiring external candidates to fill leadership roles. Unfortunately, neither strategy provides consistent results.

To address this issue, Hogan Assessments announced the release of "From Potential to Performance: Using Personality Assessment to Identify, Develop, and Retain Future Leaders," a guide to grooming top internal candidates for future leadership positions.

Scientific personality assessment makes up the core of Hogan's process. Personality assessments identify promising internal candidates, and provide a complete picture of each employee's strengths, weaknesses and values, allowing organizations to design and implement custom coaching and development plans. The resulting leaders will be capable, self-aware and matched to the company's future needs.

The white paper highlights several other benefits of using Hogan's personality assessments to identify high-potential candidates:

  • Hogan identifies personality-based performance risks before they become costly career derailers.

  • Personality assessment is an objective measure not influenced by relationships, politics, or context.

  • Personality assessment provides a strong foundation for development.

  • Coaching, mentoring and continuous learning opportunities keep high potential employees engaged and lower turnover rates.

"Without a scientific, objective program for selecting and developing leaders, companies are basically relying on luck," Hogan Managing Partner Dr. Rodney Warrenfeltz said. "Putting personality assessment and feedback at the center of a high potential program allows companies to gain a complete view of candidates' strengths and weaknesses, design targeted, customized development plans, keep high potential employees engaged and improve their return on investment."

To download "From Potential to Performance: Using Personality Assessment to Identify, Develop, and Retain Future Leaders," please visit:

About Hogan Assessment Systems
With more than 30 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent and evaluating leadership potential.

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