Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI)

The HBRI describes reasoning style – the ability to evaluate sets of data, make decisions, solve problems, and avoid repeating past mistakes.

The first measure of reasoning ability designed to predict real-world performance, the HBRI evaluates two kinds of problem solving:

Quantitative Reasoning: involves working with mathematical and spatial information to solve problems

Qualitative Reasoning: involves working with data visualisation, logic, and verbal information to solve problems

By assessing reasoning style, you can identify a candidates’ problem-solving style and identify areas for development.

The HBRI is the first measure of reasoning ability based on a theory of intelligence and designed exclusively to predict real-world performance.

Why the HBRI?

The HBRI measures both tactical and strategic reasoning.


Both timed and untimed versions of the HBRI are available.


Can be used for both selection and development applications.


Designed to predict occupational success.


Online delivery and instantaneous report generation.


Norms based on managerial samples, Australian norms available.


Validated against business success criteria, high face validity.

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More Information

  • To provide data regarding both tactical and strategic reasoning
  • To inform selection decisions, especially at managerial and leadership level
  • To inform development planning
  • To help understand reasoning ability relative to norm population
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  • French
  • Spanish

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