The Hartman Value Profile
As careful as we might be in designing an effective interview process, when it comes to hiring decisions, most of us rely on our gut feelings. Even when we think we are being objective, research tells us our perception is colored by unconscious bias.
The sting of a bad decision, having the wrong person in the job, can last months—not to mention the loss of financial resources. Hiring is one of the most important competencies you can apply as a leader. Having an effective assessment tool at your fingertips strips away the bias and enables you to see, objectively, an applicant’s strengths and areas of development.
As one of our clients puts it, “The number-one reason you hire Jim is that you don’t want to fire anyone.”
That’s why we’ve chosen to use the accredited and highly acclaimed Hartman Value Profile. The Profile is research-validated and was field tested for decades before it was released to the market. It has been peer reviewed by scholars and psychometricians at leading academic institutions and is EEOC-compliant.
At James Mueller and Associates, we work with the most highly developed and refined version of the Hartman Value Profile – the version developed by Axiometrics International’s founder and Dr. Hartman’s protégé, Wayne Carpenter, who is recognized for successfully advancing Hartman’s work.
The Profile is an effective, easy-to-use tool that helps organizations build teams and hire the right people for the job. It reveals how different individuals approach work and make decisions, what they pay attention to, what they don’t pay attention to, and the strengths and biases they bring to their decision-making.
When we guide clients using the Hartman Value Profile, they experience better retention and employee performance, improved dialogue within leadership teams, and what some clients call “no-fear conversations” when difficult issues need resolving.
I have been fortunate in my career to experience a number of tools and team workshops.
Jim’s Hartman Value Profile workshop was top notch, loved it. It was a powerhouse of a session with high
engagement and ratings from all!
CEO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF BROWARD
"The Hartman Value Profile has served me well in two different ways. First, as a team-building tool, it offered
unique insights into a diverse, young staff and helped us to identify ways to support each other and work more
harmoniously. Second, as a recruiting tool, it screened candidates who would clearly not fit into the role being
filled and provided guidance as to how to better manage the chosen candidate. I'll never hire anyone again
without first using the Value Profile."
SCOTT W. BATES
FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ST. JOHN'S MERCY FOUNDATION
"As a small, fast-growing company, with demanding and changing priorities, we've found the Value Profile
program as a way to fast forward the effectiveness of our team. The program identifies and provides a very
effective process to unlock potential of both individuals and teams. The instrument used to identify strengths
and “road blocks” is amazingly accurate and insightful. Everyone who participated in the program thought this
part was “freaky”, but the accuracy also gave the program tremendous credibility. The Hartman Value Profile
has been a HUGE benefit to our company and is well worth both the investment in money and precious
SCOTT E. BAUM
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
"The Value Profile has assisted our organization in the following ways:
• provides insight into questions we may want to ask an applicant during the interview process provides insight
into the candidate's fit within a team
• is a valuable tool to assess team communication, roles, thinking styles, strengths, etc. can be used in a
supervisory manner to be aware of areas that need attention, or to be developed or watched."
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES-FLORIDA
"The profile showed something I'd been told my whole life: that I tend to think in inventive yet practical ways
about solutions to problems. Often in business situations, my ‘inventive’ ideas were not fully heard or enthusi-
astically welcomed by others. After taking the profile, I decided to give another try at my inventiveness, and
to follow the profile advice to ‘be patient with those who cannot see things from your perspective.’ One strategy
was to parse my ideas into smaller, bite-sized chunks. I now am much more effective as a consultant and my
life is more in tune with my strengths. In short, I am more fulfilled, more effective, and more professionally and
JERRY DE JAAGER
INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
"Knowing one's own tendencies and preferences, as well as those of the people with whom you are working,
helps to heighten awareness of our thought processes, communications styles, and respective values. I've
found it is easier to achieve my personal goals as well as team outcomes through this higher awareness."
IN'S & OUT'S INC
"I am a total convert/groupie/junkie on how invaluable the Value Profile is."