Hogan HBRI

The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory (HBRI) is the first measure of reasoning ability designed to predict real-world performance. The HBRI assumes that “intelligence” refers to clear thinking and is a key component of successful managerial performance.

The HBRI evaluates two kinds of problem solving, called Strategic Reasoning and Tactical Reasoning. Strategic Reasoning concerns identifying problems that need to be solved. Tactical Reasoning concerns solving problems once they have been identified. Combining Strategic and Tactical Reasoning generates an overall perspective of Critical Thinking—the ability to contextualise problems and identify bogus assumptions and partisan agendas.

By assessing reasoning style, you can evaluate candidates’ problem-solving style and business-related decision skills.


  • Predict occupational success
  • Selection and leadership development

Key Features & Benefits

  • 24 items representing verbal, qualitative and graphic material
  • 25-30 minute completion time
  • Tactical vs strategic ability
  • Developed exclusively on working adults
  • Norms based on evolutionary psychology
  • Timed or untimed version available
  • Online administration and instantaneous reporting
  • Items developed to minimise reading requirements and adverse impact
  • Validated against business success criteria


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