Ranjit23das
Training Design, Training Delivery, Succession
Shipra Jena
Marketing
Sheelkumar R Pal
Color Analyst / Graphologist / Handwriting
Manju Dhiman
Student Of Mba
+9 Others

Do you think assessment of personality should be part of an organizationís recruitment process? How can an organization assess a candidateís personality during this process?
21st October 2009 From France, Amen
Yes. I strongly feel that assessment of personality should be part of an
organizationís recruitment process. It helps in image building of the organisation, alongwith self-image building. We say someone has a strong
personality, or a likable personality, or that someone is dull, etc. We
sometimes even say that someone doesnít have a personality at all.
Our personality encompasses all our qualities and all our faults, and it is
because of personality that each human being on the face of the earth
is unique. Also, personality is the result of certain hereditary factors, upon which are grafted the exterior influences which we experience, especially
during the formative years.
However, whatever hereditary, cultural or educational baggage
one may be carrying around, one should know that he/she can change
his/her personality, improve it, reinforce it, or round off any rough edges
he/she may have.
I can post you the process of assessing the personality, if e-mail id is provided.
Rupa
S & S.
21st October 2009 From India, Bangalore
Hi,
Yes,assessment of personality should be part of an
organizationís recruitment process?
You have to make sure that you are selecting the right candidate for the right position.This is very much possible through the handwriting analysis.
I am enclosing a small presentation on the " importance of handwriting for recruitment and personal development ".
Regards,
Sheel
Handwriting analyst / graphologist
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21st October 2009 From India, Kalyan

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Dear Sir,
First of all I would like to thank you for very interesting post. Can you share some tips or any material on hand writing analysis please!? How to do this analysis?
Kind regards,
Sherjan
Kabul - Afghanistan


22nd October 2009 From Afghanistan, Kabul
Personality testing is very important while recruiting...... why I say this is based on the following concept:
Personality Job Fit: There is a concept of personality job fit, it means that your personitly should be what the job requires. otherwise in the longer run it would be hard for yourself and the the employer/boss to keep you motivated. Situational motivation is not a permanent feature, hence it is abolutely necessary that motivation is continuously comming from with in yourself (Self Motivation). Ill explain this with an example:If you hire a person with an introvert personality for a marketing/ selling job, he might change him/her self for some time (situational motivation) but as the time passes he would not like his job as by nature he is an introvert, as compared to someone who has an extrovert personality and loves to communicate with people.

lets take another example from another perspective, you hire a person with an extrovert personality for a finance position ...... Confidential Data!!!! No matter how much he tries to keep the information confidential there is a great possibility that he might leek it out as communicating with people is something this is inbuilt in him.

How to Assess Personality: Well one most easily measurable way is the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) you can easily get free test of it online. Another method is the FFI (Five Factor Indicator Model).

Suggestion:
Even if you have not done personality testing at the time of recruitment, its still as importatnt to do it now!!! As you can identify all personality job misfits and resturcture the organization slowly for better effeiciency on part of the individual employees and the company as a whole and also the data can be used for future promotions.
23rd October 2009 From Pakistan, Lahore
hi
Personality assessments should be done only by qualified people.
Psychologists use various instruments based on the requirement of the job and the company. many of the so called famous psychometric tests need not be fitting the requiremnets of the job. But its pathetic that many psychologists also administer the same as part of their business.
any psychometric test should be reliable and valid .
only such standardised test should be used.otherwise the results may be wrong.
Psychological testing helps a lot in recruiting the right person for the right job. Its not that the person is bad ,but a person may not fit the particular job. There are several tools available in a psychological lab for assessing even the physical skillsets like hand dexterity , hand and eye coordination etc .
similarly for white collar jobs , Personality assessment tests can also be used.
If intersted to know more abt the test which i have used and found correct , please send me a mail cvadhana (at) gmail .com
23rd October 2009 From India, Kochi
Hai Rupa,

Please mail me he same at .

Regards.

Pradipta



Yes. I strongly feel that assessment of personality should be part of an

organizationís recruitment process. It helps in image building of the organisation, alongwith self-image building. We say someone has a strong

personality, or a likable personality, or that someone is dull, etc. We

sometimes even say that someone doesnít have a personality at all.

Our personality encompasses all our qualities and all our faults, and it is

because of personality that each human being on the face of the earth

is unique. Also, personality is the result of certain hereditary factors, upon which are grafted the exterior influences which we experience, especially

during the formative years.

However, whatever hereditary, cultural or educational baggage

one may be carrying around, one should know that he/she can change

his/her personality, improve it, reinforce it, or round off any rough edges

he/she may have.

I can post you the process of assessing the personality, if e-mail id is provided.

Rupa

S & S.
23rd October 2009 From India, Calcutta
Hello Sheel Sir,
Your post is very informative..
But m surprised how can Handwriting reveal so many characteristics.
i used to think either handwriting is good or bad..not beyond that..
how do you analyse it?
Rgds,
Manju Dhiman
23rd October 2009 From India, Delhi
I feel Dawood Qaseem (above) has nicely described the relation between job and personality and the importance of fitting them vis-a-vis each other. However, lets not carried away by it and turn to the pseudo-science of handwriting recognition. It is like palmistry and Tarot card. Interestingly, the powerpoint enclosed itself has one slide that says you are what u think. Thats what the so called science is.

Personality tests give some useful clue on how to deal with an employee. But we must be beware of too much importance to it. Its proven fact that people can change and they can improve on anything if they want to. Under such scenario, you start judging the personality by the tests conducted some point of time, you can make big mistakes and lose a lot of good that could come out of an employee.

I myself, over a period of 30 years have gone through various personality tests, and found no correlation or consistency in them. We have also seen the prospective employees fudging the personality test scores, as some of them are coached by experts to reply to questionnaires in a certain way. Armed with personality test reports, when we try to have one-to-one interview, there is large gap in the real personality and the scoresheet is revealed.

So, use the tests, but have a pinch of salt ready by your side!
23rd October 2009 From India, New Delhi
Hi Rupa,
I too strongly believe that personality assessment should be a part of the recruitment process.
Kindly post me the process of assessing personality in this id :
Regards
Baisakhi
23rd October 2009 From India, Calcutta
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.
23rd October 2009 From United Kingdom, Manchester
Sheel
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.
23rd October 2009 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.
Regards,
Sheel
Handwriting analyst
9833589787
P.S :You can get your handwriting analysed by sending your handwritten samples to me.
23rd October 2009 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.
23rd October 2009 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
23rd October 2009 From India, Kalyan
Please find attatched the work-sheet for personality assessment. Regards Rupa S&S
24th October 2009 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.
25th October 2009 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
Regards
25th October 2009 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
26th October 2009 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
26th October 2009 From India, Kalyan
Hi All,

There are various aspects while analyzing a personality and i do feel its utmost importance during the process of recruitment and selection. However, we must do keep in mind that any tool for analyzing must not be used in Isolation. It MUST be followed up with an in person interview, background checking to a certain extent , and past performance.

I mentioned Background checking since no tool can determine what the person has done it the past or is going to do in the future. It can only identify factors that might pose as a hindrance to other employees (like bad behavior, egos, etc, aggressiveness, etc)

Handwriting analysis is a powerful tool in this process, since a lot of personality traits can be specifically classified and customized based on what is required. For example, Traits required for a particular job role can be identified using Graphology and potential weak areas could also be examined.

If there is any area of caution for the employer, that could be informed. No person can comment on any tools validity. its only perception

If a few people commented about Graphology and its negativity, i feel they're just too lazy to accept the fact that such a science exits. They really do comment on what they read from other links and blogs. You have the capability to think on your own and must use it to form a constructive comment than make a rash statement about a science which existed hundreds of years before you were born. So think before you speak, since i too have been dealing with Graphology for a few years and have the best Graphologist in the country with over 35+ years of experience in this field and also with management experience at a C level (Think his exp would be more than your current age)

Graphology is certainly an effective tool

Kind Regards,

Arun

Director

Cursive Logic
27th October 2009 From India, Bangalore
Also to mention a few facts about graphology from my experience that have been widely misinterpreted:
1) Graphology cannot be compared to any sort of occult. It is purely an empirical science like any other mind science and also since Graphology CANNOT predict the future.

If someone claims to predict or foretell the future, ignore them, they're an insult to a well researched science.

2) Graphologist is best with experience, and hence even while dealing with children, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that even a skilled graphologist takes help from a Pediatric Psychologist and NOT counsel kids and their parents on how to make them a "perfect kid"

3) Graphotherapy ideally must not be practiced on children since upto the age of 18, a personality is very vibrant and dynamic changes happen during that time. It is hard to conclude on comment on their personality at any time during these 16-18 years. Although, certain vital areas pertaining to their counselling for any important personal, Graphology could be used.

4) All certified graphologists are NOT necessarily the best available. Their past training and their education background forms an important basis on how they deliver the analysis.

Unskilled and amateur graphologists are the main reason for them ruining the validity of this science, while some religiously try and work out some good from it.

If anyone has any questions or queries relating to this science please feel free to write into me. Please do not go by what you read on the blogs. Think for yourself. Add Logic.

AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THESE FACTS ON GRAPHOLOGY. YOU WILL BE HELPING THIS RESOURCEFUL SCIENCE SPREAD FOR THE GOOD.

Kind Regards,
Arun
27th October 2009 From India, Bangalore
Agreed..As per my own views personality assessment should be a part of recruitment process because employee should be fit to take challenging job. He has to be the leave a perfect image in his junior's mind.
27th October 2009 From India, Gurgaon
Indeed. I feel personality assessments should not be a single defined criteria to judge a candidate, but there are certain attributes like job fit and cultural fit that personality tests helps to identify. It is always a good practice (considering the legal hassles involved) to combine personality assessments with talent assessments or job tests.
Read this to get a hang of it:
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