A Pseudo Science. Why Stop Here?
Why stop at this cocktail party pseudo science? Is this real psychology? Handwriting analysis is big in France, lets employ more of it. Maybe more body language analysis. How about aura reading? Primary school IQ tests anybody?
Employing these measures is just a return to the 1970's when most of this junk science was initially debunked. Many Human Resource professionals (it's a profession?) grow increasingly enamored of such tools in times of economic downturn, when they can rub their hands together in glee that "recruiting and retention," challenges are a thing of the past.
Personnel managers with a new title, drunk with power, playing with junk science they aren't able to understand.
Such testing is supposed to be a relative measure, not an absolute measure, yet they are typically only administered to select employees only according to the slant prescribed by personnel manager.
It is all rubbish!