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Handwritting Samples Useful When Screening Job Applicants?

March 24th, 2008 · Leave A Comment

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Both Cheezhead and SavvySugar are a bit perplexed by the new recruiting startup WrittenInc.

I can’t say that I blame them.

Apparently, this company allows employers to collect writing sample from job applicants. Then, for a fee, WrittenInc will evaluate these employees based on their handwriting, or, as the company says, their “written body language.”

That’s it! I now know the perfect company to start as a compliment to! A recruiting tool based on phrenology!

Says Cheezhead:

Says employeescreenIQ president and COO Jason Morris, “Handwriting analysis is a highly contested way of analyzing someone’s psychological profile. Before a company utilizes something like this, I would first investigate if this type of analysis is supported by an organization such as the American Psychological Association. Employers should also seek the advice of their attorneys. Eliminating someone from consideration for employment due to these results could violate state and / or federal laws.”

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