What is the Hardiness Resilience Gauge™?
The Hardiness Resilience Gauge™ (HRG™) is a tool that provides valuable insight into an individual’s level of resilience and their ability to cope with stressful and unexpected situations. Research has documented the protective nature of hardiness – people who are higher in hardiness are less likely to experience the negative effects of stress on health and performance. Based in over 30 years of research and development, HRG is used with various professionals’ groups, including employees and leaders within organizations, military personnel, law enforcement, healthcare personnel, students, and athletes.
How does it work?
The assessment provides a total hardiness score in addition to scores measuring three areas that are instrumental for predicting how resilient an individual will be:
CHALLENGE: Seeing change and new experiences as exciting opportunities to learn and develop.
CONTROL: Belief in one’s ability to control or influence events and outcomes.
COMMITMENT: Tendency to see the world and day-to-day activities as interesting, meaningful, and having purpose.
The HRG is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of contexts to provide greater insight into an individual’s ability to effectively deal with stress.
When leaders gain insight into their own hardiness they better understand how to respond to stressful and changing team dynamics.
Teams who have insight into their hardiness profiles form more cohesive units and are better prepared to deal with stressful and changing situations.
IN THE WORKPLACE
For recruitment and selection.
Used in a developmental context to improve the hardiness and resiliency of employees, teams, and the company.
IN HIGH-STRESS OCCUPATIONS
The HRG could be used as a measure of effectiveness for resiliency-training programs associated with high-stress occupations, such as military, law enforcement and medical.
The HRG can be used to help prepare athletes for these situations and predict an athlete’s likelihood of effectively coping with changing or stressful circumstances.
IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
The HRG is also suitable for students (18 years and older). Could be used to provide insight into students’ resilience and well-being, allowing the development of counselling programs for students.