Chats from China: An Intro

As global company with market presence in 57 countries, Hogan has experienced energetic growth in Asia, and specifically China, for over two decades. With this in mind, Hogan dedicated my position fully to serving this expanding market.

I support our Asia markets in real-time and work alongside our distributors and partners to develop business and facilitate our One Global Hogan network. The pace of business is quick, and despite the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year festivities at the beginning of February, business continues to grow.

Although personality assessment is a fairly new concept in China, it was the first country to develop and implement standardized assessments, with their imperial exam system dating back to the 165 BC, and continuing through the Qing Dynasty.[1] The British civil service exam system was actually inspired and influenced by the Chinese system.[2] With a cultural appreciation for exams, the Chinese market for assessment continues to expand. Popular topics of interest for businesspeople in China include cultural differences in leadership styles, high potential development and retention, how company culture affects management, and how to use Hogan for hiring across various levels in a company.

Stay tuned for updates on all of the latest greatest Hogan news from the East. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions on anything Asia, or even if you just want to say hi! Kpederson@hoganassessments.com

[1] Bodde “Chinese Ideas in the West,” Pg. 8, China and Europe, 1500-2000 and Beyond: What is “Modern”?, © 2004 Columbia University | Asia for Educators | http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

[2] Bodde, “Chinese Ideas in the West,” Pg. 9 China and Europe, 1500-2000 and Beyond: What is “Modern”?, © 2004 Columbia University | Asia for Educators | http://afe.easia.columbia.edu