SOURCE: Hogan Assessment Systems

Hogan Assessment Systems

February 25, 2013 11:00 ET

Hogan Assessments Partners With GMAC to Launch Graduate-Level Career Development Tool

Reflectâ„¢ by GMAC Brings the Power of Hogan's Personality Assessments to B-School

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) -  Hogan Assessment Systems and the Graduate Management Admission Council announce the launch of Reflect™ by GMAC, a revolutionary tool designed to provide business students powerful personality assessment and development resources normally reserved for the executive suite.

As companies increasingly rely on young individuals to fill management roles, today's economy requires MBAs to enter the job market armed not only with technical knowledge and best practices, but also the soft skills essential for success in management positions. Reflect was developed to enable business schools to help students develop the leadership skills and self-awareness they need.

"Until now, there have been hard-science assessments designed for corporate or executive-coached programs and soft science available to individuals," said Dave Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC. GMAC is the power behind the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a standardized test used by business and management graduate admissions programs around the world.

"Reflect combines for the first time the hard science of Hogan's world-renowned personality assessments with a development platform designed for individual users," Wilson continued.

Reflect uses Hogan's assessments to measure participants' strengths and weaknesses along 10 competencies essential for success. Reflect's online platform incorporates those strengths and weaknesses into a personalized, actionable development plan and gives users access to advice from the industry's best executive coaches as well as an online library of articles, book summaries and videos. The 45-minute, self-administered online assessment also benchmarks an individual's scores against high performers in 14 job functions, providing students with greater insight into the career paths for which they are best suited.

"Meaningful career development is no longer just for the executive suite," said Ryan Ross, vice president of Global Alliances at Hogan. "Through our partnership with GMAC, we are able to offer the powerful science of Hogan's personality assessments to those who will have the biggest impact on the future of organizations."

About GMAC
The Graduate Management Admission Council is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test, used by more than 5,700 graduate business and management programs worldwide. For more information please visit gmac.com/newscenter.

About Hogan Assessment Systems
With more than 30 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent and evaluating leadership potential.