A few years ago the Wall Street Journal report that over 80% of France's top 500 corporations used Handwriting Analysis as a screening tool to hire employees. In the United States, the acceptance and use of this cutting edge tool has also risen to prominence.
Today, few experts doubt the reliability of graphology. In fact, some have dubbed it "the science of the future." In Europe it is taught at prestigious universities such as Sorbonne in Paris.
Why use graphology for employment screening?
Ever since use of the polygraph machine was outlawed in 1989, graphology has climbed high on the ladder as a viable tool for employers to know who they are hiring before they hire. Sometimes a person is an excellent interviewer, but not necessarily the best person for the job. Often times, the best person for the job is not the best interviewer.
Take John Doe, for example.( a real person) He gets every job for which he interviews, and then he either gets bored, or restless or changes jobs. At the end 2001, John had twelve W-2 forms at tax time. His handwriting clearly shows that he lives for the moment and has a childish attitude on life.
If the handwriting points to a dislike for details, or a problem with authority and punching a time clock, it is unlikely the person would do well as a bookkeeper. A sign of extroversion, on the other hand, may mean that the person would make a terrific salesperson. This method of employment screening promises an accurate, quick and "cheat-proof" method of determining character and personality.
IBM did a study that showed the number 1 reason for productivity, absenteeism, creativity, resourcefulness, tardiness and retention was the relationship between the front line supervisor and the employee.
What are important things graphology
can determine for employment screening?
One of the most important things it can tell is the compatibility factor between the employer and the employee. When I do employment screening, I always tell the employer, "You know your industry, business and who would be the ideal candidate for this position. You compile your concerns, expectations and the traits you are looking for and what you don't want. I will tell you exactly that."
With the aid of psychological testing the business community spends enormous sums of money to aid in choosing the right candidate for the right job, only to find that turnover often remains at high levels. Furthermore some candidates become so conditioned to psychological testing, the results reveal what they want the employer to believe, not their true self.
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"It is uncanny how handwriting pinpoints personality characteristics