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What Your Employees’ and Applicants’ Handwriting Can Tell You

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq

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Webinar Description

We all know it is extraordinarily difficult to get real information about applicants and employees.  When we review applicants’ resumés, they are often whitewashed to the point of futility.  Interviewing questions we are required to ask are scripted, cookie-cutter, and boring, and responded to with slippery, practiced answers.  References are neutral.

With employees, we have the same problems. We are told not to link to their personal social media pages for fear of “TMI”, that is, too much information.   When we do investigations, we are usually relying on a half-dozen different versions of a story with motives flying in numerous directions.  Personality tests, such as the Myers-Brigg test, have been deemed discriminatory tests by many sources.  So, how do we get access to in-depth knowledge about our people?  The answer is: by using graphology. The linguistic study of graphology, that is, the study of handwriting for the purpose of character analysis, is a fascinating and useful tool in the workplace.

Imagine this. You read an interviewee’s application, and regardless of the content, you can tell whether the applicant is a hard worker or lazy; is motivated only by money or by pride in her work; and works well with others or is a disengaged loner.    Or imagine this:  you receive an employee’s written statement about an accident at work, and the employee blames someone else.  Regardless of what the content says, the handwriting of the worker tells you whether he is truthful or dishonest, careful, or absentminded, and whether he owns his errors or believes he is never to blame.  By analyzing the style of the writing, the letters, the spacing and the margins on the page, we can collect an incredible amount of personality trait information.






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