• How To Identify The Hidden Gems In Your Organization

    People hangout together at coffee shopOrganizations are not very good at identifying their hidden gems – also called high-potentials. They focus too much on past performance and technical skills, and rely on manager nominations that are often biased. In this article, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic makes a few key suggestions and discusses what organizations can do to improve on their internal talent identification processes.

    Read Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s article in Forbes.

  • A New Global Partnership to Advance the Science of Assessment

    rra_hogan_2016November 2016 – Russell Reynolds Associates and Hogan Assessment Systems recently announced an exclusive, global partnership to advance the science of executive assessment.  They are excited to soon share the first tangible results of their work together: a new assessment approach designed to increase the predictability of performance in C-suite roles.

    Read the announcement and watch the video featuring Russell Reynolds’s CEO Clarke Murphy and Hogan’s CEO, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.


  • The Essence of CEO Personality

    top-5-ceos-to-watch-in-2013_pan_12036Russell Reynolds Associates, in partnership with Hogan Assessment Systems, led a research on a psychometric basis to find out how CEOs differ from the overall executive population. Two personality traits in particular stand out because of the magnitude of the difference from population averages—embracing the right risks and capitalizing on opportunities. These traits, which make CEOs courageous and fast-paced, can be considered the essence of the CEO personality. The ability to mindfully take action without hesitation truly separates them from others.

    Read more about this research in Harvard Business Review’s article “How the Best CEOs Differ from Average Ones”

  • Clifford Chance trials video game test

    screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-12-56-0421 October 2016 – The law firm Clifford Chance will begin using a video game to test its trainee applicants, should a trial prove successful. According to Lawyer 2B, the game tests the tenacity and perseverance of potential trainees, as well as how they respond under pressure.

    More information on Lawyer 2B news “Clifford Chance trials video game test for trainee applications”

  • Secrets of Successful Assessments

    stephane-moriou7 July 2016 MoreHuman Partners hosted in Paris an exceptional event with Dr Robert Hogan, Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Dr Stéphane Moriou. The topics included the succes story of Hogan, innovations and the future of assessment, and a short history of psychometrics.

    Click here to watch the best extracts of the conference “Hogan Assessments: The Secrets of Success”.

  • It’s all in the personality

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    September 2015 – “Personality predicts performance while also not being biased. Personality is pretty much colour-blind, age-blind and sex-blind” says Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the psychologist who was appointed CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems in March this year.

    Learn more about Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic’s views in this 90-minute interview in Singapore’s Business Times.

    Click to read the full article ‘It’s all in the personality’

  • Ace the Assessment

    R1507K_CHAPMANJuly 2015 – If you thought your test-taking days ended when you left school, think again. Recent research shows that about 76% of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring. That figure is expected to climb to 88% over the next few years.

    In this article published in the Harvard Business Review issue of July-August, “Ace the Assessment”, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains why more employers are using tests as part of the hiring process and how to prepare for them.

  • Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

    knack-66b75f61c1bee626e62d1214d1bbc80135d3bd28-s800-c85February 2015 – With the technology to conduct more nuanced tests, some companies say they can provide more useful detail about how people think in dynamic situation. This NPR article explores how some assessment companies are selling the idea that new behavioral science techniques can give employers more insights into hiring.

    Read the article.

  • Saville Consulting and Mercer Partner To Provide Leadership Assessment

    mercer-image13 January 2015 – Global consulting companies Mercer and Saville Consulting announced that they have agreed to work together to provide leadership assessment and development tools to corporate clients operating in increasingly complex, cross-border markets.

    Together, Mercer and Saville Consulting will deliver a suite of leadership solutions. In particular, they will launch a Global Leadership Profile Tool, which brings together Saville’s psychometric testing with Mercer’s insight into how companies can develop global leadership capabilities among senior executives.

    For more information, read Saville Consulting’s press release.

  • The changing world of psychometric testing

    Psychometrics OdgersThis article published by the international executive search firm Odgers Berndtson provides an insightful review of developments in the psychometric assessment industry and sound recommendations for how some instruments can be used in selection decision-making.

    Read the article “The changing world of psychometric testing

  • Psychometric Testing – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    huge.103.518713“I did not sleep for three nights.”… “After that appalling experience, I was stuck in bed for three days”… “Best investment in me I ever made”… “They are OK if you are used to doing multiple choice questions – not all cultures are”…  This is a selection of the comments that we collected, while interviewing senior executives on their personal experience of participating in psychometric testing.  There was a great deal of emotion involved in what the interviewees related to us, and it is clear that, even if psychometric testing has become commonplace, for both internal and external opportunities, it is far from being unanimously popular, regardless of who you are or where you come from!

    Download the full article  “Psychometric Testing – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”  by Antoine Tirard and Claire Lyell

  • Psychometric testing: the stark truth

    Business-Question-Mark-FacesOut of date, or still relevant for the HR profession ? In this article of the June issue of People Management, experts debate the value of psychometrics.

    Read the article in People Management “Psychometric testing: the stark truth”


    d6840fda416f9a366c56ff93bcb818 February 2014 – Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG), an Indian-owned management consulting firm, published a new study on ‘Psychometrics in Indian Organisations.’ They found that organisations are progressively employing psychometric instruments to support decisions for talent processes like recruitment & selection, leadership development, succession planning, high performance identification, team allocations etc. The survey suggests adoption rate of psychometrics could increase to 87% by 2016 in the Indian organisations.

    For more information, read press release from Tata Strategic Management Group



    15 May 2014, José Miguel Sepulveda, co-author of « Révélez vos talents », will be a speaker at a breakfast-meeting event organized jointly by FuturSkill Digital, Experis Executive and EPSI on the theme « What Innovations in the Talent Assessment Practices ? ».

    Date : Thursday 15 May 2014.  Venue : Terrass Kardinal – 45 rue Jussieu – 75005 Paris.  More information on FuturSkill.

  • Assessment Day at the Talent Club of Cercle Magellan

    magellan-portraitOn 4th February 2014, Antoine Tirard, co-author of “Révélez vos Talents” and Stéphane Moriou, President of MoreHuman Partners, were invited by the Talent Club of Cercle Magellan to facilitate a one-day workshop around the theme « The Art and Science of Assessment ».

    Interacting with an audience of around 40 members from the Club, heads of talent of multinational companies, they provided a panorama of assessment tools since their origins until now, and discussed the question of how to chose the right tool. In the afternoon, members learned about the Hogan suite of of personality assessments and discovered their own profiles.

    The Cercle Magellan Network is an international human resources networking group offering meetings, benchmarks, and up-to-date information on mobility to International HR Directors and Mobility Managers, Compensation & Benefits specialists and Talent Managers.  Today, the Magellan Network includes over 200 multinationals representing a network of over 1,000 global mobility professionals.