Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

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Author: Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc

Purpose To predict occupational success
Administer To Individuals 18 years and older
Reading/Education Level Grade 12 (NQF Level 4)
Administration Time 25-30 minutes
Scoring Options User portal
Publication Date 2007
HPCSA To be submitted
Training No accreditation training required for registered professionals in South Africa. Voluntary e-training available
Languages English
SA Norms Yes

The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI) describes reasoning style – the ability to evaluate sets of data, make decisions, solve problems, and avoid repeating past mistakes. By assessing reasoning style, you can identify candidates’ problem-solving styles, understand their capacity, and identify areas for development.

Assessment Scales

The HBRI evaluates two kinds of problem-solving, which contribute to an overall Critical Reasoning score:

  • Tactical Reasoning: the ability to solve problems and come to sensible conclusions once the facts are known. High scorers tend to be disciplined, steady, and precise.
  • Strategic Reasoning: the ability to detect errors, gaps, and logical flaws in graphs, memorandums,
    diagrams, written reports, numerical projections, and tables of data. High scorers tend to be curious
    and interested in feedback.
  • Areas of Application

    The HBRI can be used for the following purposes:

    • Enhancing executives’ development
    • Candidate screening and career/leadership development

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Additional information

Application Area

Career, Culture & Fit, Development, Innovation, Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Attraction, Teams

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HPCSA Status




The HBRI has the following software reports available:

  • HBRI Interpretive Report: provides a graphical representation of scoring, an interpretation of
    the business relevance of the scores, development considerations and identifies problemsolving styles.
  • HBRI Data Report: this report provides numerical scores for the primary scales.

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Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
  • Errors and omissions excepted
  • Courier costs are not included in the above quoted prices
    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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JvR Academy

JvR Academy provides compulsory 2 day accreditation training for HOGAN

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South African RESEARCH

South African norms are available for the HBRI. It must be noted that the sample norm group used for adaptation purposes were from a predominantly corporate environment. JvR Psychometrics welcomes the opportunity to partner with clients to conduct predictive studies in their organisations.
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