HDS scores are stable over time with test-retest reliabilities ranging form .58 to .87. However, a focuses development effort can reduce the risk associated with high scaled-scores. The HDS has been validated in over 50 organisations across a wired range of occupational categories. Most of the validation research has involved liking HDS scale-scores with ratings of managerial competencies.
The Interpretive Report is primarily used for selection decisions. The report includes a description for each of the 15 scales as well as numerical scores and graphic presentations. In addition the report includes an interpretation of the behavioural implications for each scale.
The following reports are designed for selection projects
The series includes four reports which can be either provided as a battery or individually.
The challenge report is primarily used for development decisions. The report includes a description of the 11 scales as well as a graphical and numerical scores. The report also includes a comparison with the executives with similar profiles as well as detailed development recommendations.
The Performance Management Series Report includes three separate reports and can be provided either as a battery or individually.
The Management Builder Report includes a description of the 15 scales as well as graphical and numerical scores. The report highlights what the most effective techniques would be for managing the applicant if they were to join company team.