Certification Workshop Helps HR Professionals Use Pre-Employment Personality Tests

Talent Management

June 13, 2008

Old Saybrook, Conn. - No one can predict the future performance of a new hire, but many employers have found that pre-employment personality tests take some guesswork out of their hiring.

"More and more employers are looking for increased certainty in hiring, which is something that well validated personality tests offer," said Paul M. Connolly, Ph.D., an industrial psychologist who has worked with human resource assessments for 25 years.

Connolly will offer the Hogan Certification Workshop on Sept. 12 for human resource consultants, coaches and practitioners on the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI). The HPI is a business-oriented assessment of an employee's job fit and is designed to predict job success. Connolly's firm, Performance Programs Inc. is an authorized distributor and certification training provider for these assessments.

The one-day seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Waterís Edge Resort in Westbrook, Conn. The location is easily accessible by Amtrak or Metro North/Shoreline East trains or by car from Route 95.

Certification is a prerequisite to the purchase and use of Hogan Personality Inventory and Hogan Development Survey, as well as other Hogan tests. Hogan Certification Workshops include pre-workshop modules and completion of a self-assessment. The registration deadline for the Sept. 12 session is Aug. 30.

Certification is $1,200, discounted from the full retail value of $1,940. Certification includes a personal assessment ($450 value); a copy of The Hogan Guide ($75 value); all certification materials ($165 value); two free assessment IDs for post-workshop use ($800 value); free set-up on the Hogan Assessment Link Online to administer Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS) , Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (MVPI) and receive e-mail reports ($450 value); one hour of post-conference telephone consultation. In addition, participants receive the DYAD Training Tool for rapid report interpretation.

Connolly has offered Hogan workshops for eight years and uses the tests with clients worldwide. Workshop training objectives include a thorough understanding of the development and research behind the tests. Participants learn to identify and report key strengths and weaknesses from potential, challenge and values reports in the best-selling Leadership Forecast Series.

They also learn to identify the five assessment perspectives that the HPI, HDS and the MVPI utilize in personality measurement. They also learn to deliver feedback both through the workshop and in post-workshop telephone consultation.