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 style, understand their capacity, and identify areas for development.


  • Selection – the HBRI can identify individuals who learn quickly on the job, solve problems, anticipate barriers to change and understand the tactical and/or strategic implications of their actions.
  • Individual assessment – the HBRI evaluates a person’s fit with a range of jobs that differ in terms of their level of cognitive demands.
  • Talent management – the HBRI identifies individuals who perform well in cognitively demanding and intellectually challenging jobs in which people must learn quickly, solve problems accurately and evaluate data and arguments critically.
  • Promoting strategic self-awareness – the HBRI helps individuals understand their tactical and strategic reasoning strengths and develop career strategies that take advantage of their unique capabilities and competencies.


  • A business-related measure of cognitive ability
  • Validated against business success criteria
  • Designed to predict occupational success
  • Useful for candidate screening and career/leadership development
  • Developed exclusively on working adults
  • Online administration and instantaneous reporting
  • Items developed to minimise reading requirements and adverse impact
  • Norms based on managerial sample

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