Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory

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.


Approximately 25-30 minutes


British Psychological Society (BPS) Level B accreditation and trained in this tool or by Getfeedback providing feedback on the report at an additional cost

target group


high quality

Conforms to BPS and American Psychological Association guidelines

Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory

The first measure of reasoning ability designed to predict real-world performance, the HBRI evaluates two kinds of problems solving: tactical and strategic reasoning.

Tactical Reasoning: the ability to solve problems and come to sensible conclusions once the facts are known. High scorers tend to be disciplined, steady, and precise.

Strategic Reasoning: the ability to detect errors, gaps, and logical flaws in graphs, memos, diagrams, written reports, numerical projections, and tables of data. High scorers tend to be curious and interested in feedback.

Hogan Psycyhometrics

The HBRI was developed specifically for the business community, and identifies differences in problem-solving style and reasoning ability that distinguish individuals and predict career success, making it a powerful tool that can be used throughout the employee lifecycle.

  • Selection: Reports using the HBRI measure candidates’ capacity to evaluate data, identify problems, and make business-critical decisions.
  • Development: Help your candidates play to their strengths, and understand areas in which focused development can improve their capacity.
  • Leadership: HBRI-driven leadership reports help you understand how your leaders will approach problems and make decisions that could affect your company’s future viability.

Take a look at a sample report for the Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory.

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