Hi Wyasser,

I have worked for UK, US and European companies and their views are changing. In the past, most western companies would use Personality Profiling as part of the recruitment process. Profiling tools such as 'DiSC' or 'Myers-Briggs' are readily available online - at a cost!

However, US companies are moving away from using such tools as part of the assessment process. The reason being is that in the US a person who had all the relevant work experience and qualifications was rejected for a job based on his personality profile. He sued the hiring company for unfair discrimination. He did not win but it sent a shiver down the spine of US companies.

Hence, US companies are now wary of using personality profiles as part of the recruitment process. Absolutely they use them for development purposes once someone has joined the firm but not as a recruitment tool.

Personality profiles are not a cure-all. A good HR person should be able to devise other assessment exercises/ appropriate interview questions to measure key competences required in the job e.g. if somone needs to show influencing skills for the sales job they have applied for, ask them to do a role play and sell the hiring manager a product or service. e.g. if someone has to be proficient in using financial data for the finance role they have applied for, give them some dummy data to analyse and then ask them questions about the data.

If you need more guidance send me an email.

From United Kingdom, Manchester
to advise that analysis of handwriting as a form of assessment for recruitment purposes is not allowed in the US and Europe. Up until recently some French companies used this technique but had to stop due to changes in European Union law.

From United Kingdom, Manchester
Hi Manju,
Through handwriting, you can understand person's thought ( subconcious mind ) process.
And everybody, thought is supreme .
All our actions/behaviour is the end result of our thought.
Handwriting analyst
P.S :You can get your handwriting analysed by sending your handwritten samples to me.

From India, Kalyan
No offence but personality belongs to an individual so it depeds on what you want. An extrovert at a sales job would do well. I dont think in India they measure personality styles and then do recruitment. I thought the handwriting thing was totally irrelevant. Moreover if you have an introvert at a sales job from a premier institution there is little you can do. There is conflict in interests as well if a person has interest in something he or she might do very well in it. To bring in a balanced veiw interest in something along with personality are both equally important for recruitment.
From India, Delhi
Hi Ranjit, Even today,there are few pharma companies in India , which are using handwriting analysis as a recruitment tool. Regards, Sheel
From India, Kalyan
Please find attatched the work-sheet for personality assessment. Regards Rupa S&S
From India, Bangalore

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Personality is an individual based concept. Its the persons unique set of mental programmes that an individual does not share with anyone. These are traits which are partly inherited and partly learnt. MBTI test would let you know a lot about your personality but i would prefer to take it from a valid source and not from the internet. Internet is a poor source for verification. Two three tests can tell you a lot about an individual and i think thats more than sufficient for selection. I.Q tests are as important as anything else along with a person communication and behavioural competence for a perfect fit.
From India, Delhi
Dear rupa
I read your personality questionnaire its just an interveiw for a specific post. You can have more generic questionaires and for personality you need MBTI questionnaire. You can download it for 49$ at MBTI reports.com

From India, Delhi
Although, I agree that personality can be an important assessment tool, these tests alone without knowing the personality theory that goes behind them could certainly get one in trouble if the hiring decision would be based on that information. These tests are made to be used by psychologists, who have the training and backround to make inferences from the results. I have an MBA and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. These tests are not to be used by untrained people. That is why there are strict criteria that must be met before one can even purchase them. Please remember that someone's livelihood is as stake in these decisions. It is not ethical to use such tests without appropriate training and experience in using them. MJH
From United States, Joplin
Hi Harsha , Yes , I do analyse handwriting . And , you need training and experience for analysing handwriting. Regards, Sheel Handwriting analyst 9833589787
From India, Kalyan

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