Personality testing is about getting the best people for the Job.

You may have excellent operational strategies in place in your business, but you need the right people to drive your business forward.

Businesses have 2 main components – products or services and its people. To achieve the best results for your business, you must address both of these components due to their complimentary and interrelated relationship.

Businesses manage personal risk, whether anticipated or not, which shows to legislators and stakeholders that they are selecting, developing and improving the quality of their staff. Staff can be trained to better understand their role and purpose in the workplace in order to perform at their peak and be able to meet or improve their targets. There is also a need to understand what personally motivates each unique individual, so that they are not only following a checklist (reacting to events as they happen), but, they will be proactive and able to fully understand the business culture and its approach.

Additional coaching and mentoring sessions can highlight weaknesses which can be a long and arduous process, and, quarterly performance reviews can be ineffective in highlighting potential personality clashes or disunity between staff members.

Personality testing is used as a complimentary and independent personality profiling tool in conjunction with the normal review / recruitment processes to get the best talent that is on offer.

Hogan personality testing predicts job performance behaviour of employees (candidates) to get the best outcomes for your business.

Candidates can be anyone from any industry that includes individuals, professional / senior executive roles and teams.

Hogan personality testing uses candidate’s quantitative results by comparing data in a number of ways. These includes measuring and comparing the same candidate’s data over time, against Australian norms, occupational families (successful candidate norms in specific occupational families) or others in your industry. This allows practical outcomes to be implemented such as personalised goals or action plans for improvement to get the best performance and leadership careers from your employees.

Ultimately, when personality testing is integrated with our training packages these targets the aspects workplace environment, this combination of mixed programs is a powerful and holistic approach focusing on personality, interpersonal relationships, and the workplace environment that individuals are situated in, resulting in an all-rounded package, covering training, succession development and organisational fit.

How is Personality Testing used?

Hogan’s psychometric profiling is an independent, evaluative measurement tool for Human Resource Managers to be able to select staff, assess / review and develop candidates for higher leadership roles or highlight deficiencies / problem areas to focus on, generating coaching / action plans for staff to achieve goals (usually during their training programs which we offer).

Many different industries and occupational roles are making use of psychometric testing in order to avoid selecting the wrong person in a position of responsibility and causing extreme risk to their business reputation.

In the longer term, this service can also be used for any business that requires interpersonal relationships (teamwork) or self-management, to avoid personality clashes in the workplace or jeopardise the business’ safety based on the candidate’s underlying behaviour.

Uses can include:

  1. Predicting Job Performance behaviour (against norms)
  2. Success in specific Occupational Families (against norms)
  3. Selection, Development, Leadership
  4. Recruitment and Hiring
  5. On-boarding
  6. Identifying Potential Talent
  7. High-Potential programs
  8. Leadership Development and Succession planning
  9. Evaluating Career Derailers
  10. Individual and Organisational Culture/Value fit
  11. Safety-related Behaviour
  12. Teamwork review and 360-degree peer reviews, Management focus
  13. EQ (Emotional abilities) and IQ (Cognitive abilities) testing


Contact: Allied Risk Solutions, phone (02) 9635 0477 or email