Choosing the right person for the right job is Allegratekís specialty. Our staff has been doing it for 15 years for virtually all sectors of the economy. Below are answers to common inquiries about our services. Please contact us with additional questions.
How can Allegratek help my company become more profitable?
Allegratek will help you choose a great staff that works well together. A talented, cohesive team will naturally be more productive, have higher morale, and experience less turnover.
What information do I need to supply to Allegratek for a candidate analysis?
You supply a job description, along with a one page, handwritten writing sample and signature from the candidate. The process is simple: You ask the candidate to write a page about what they would like to accomplish during the first 30 days on the job. The candidate signs at the bottom. You then scan the writing sample and email it to Allegratek, along with the job description. Within 48 hours, we will send you a complete evaluation of the candidateís character and suitability for the job.
What tools does Allegratek use to examine the candidateís writing sample?
Our two most powerful techniques are content analysis and graphology, described below.
What is content analysis?
Content analysis is a tool used in the United States and Europe in the fields of psychology and criminology. It is based on the fact that written communication conveys significant information beyond the explicit message. Every human being develops a very personal way of expressing ideas, be it through syntax and and/or the repeated use of a well-defined set of expressions and words. When decoded, a personís written message reveals valuable information about their talents, drives, intellectual level, expectations, and anxieties. When coupled with graphology, content analysis provides an accurate personality profile.
What is graphology?
Graphology is the study of personality and behavior through handwriting analysis. Graphology has been described as body language on paper. When people write by hand, their thoughts and emotions are expressed through muscle movements controlled by the brain. Because of this, their handwriting expresses their personality and way of thinking, and is as unique as their fingerprints.
Do many businesses use graphology?
According to studies, 80% of businesses in France, Germany and Israel use the services of a graphologist, and more than 3,000 companies use it in the United Kingdom. Graphology is on the rise as a tool in corporate America.
Is graphology scientific?
Graphology is both an art and a science. The science lies in the technical examination of the handwriting, while the art produces the portrait of a personís character.
Doesnít handwriting change all the time?
Although it is true that moods affect handwriting, the basic structure stays the same. (Similarly, a personís face can change with their moods, but it is still the same face.) An expert graphologist will discern what is permanent and what is temporary.
What if someone rarely writes by hand Ė does it affect the analysis?
People today write a lot less by hand than they did before computers became popular. However, a personís handwriting style is deeply ingrained and never loses its uniqueness.
If a candidateís native language is not the language used at work, which language should be used for the writing sample?
The candidate should use the language that feels the most comfortable. For example, if a Mexican person has been in America for years and is used to writing English, he can use English. Otherwise, he can use his native language.
Does it matter if the writing sample is in script or printing?
No. Just make sure people write in the manner to which they are accustomed.
Can someone fake a handwriting style?
They can try, but it wonít work. An expert graphologist will recognize a faked style and will discern the true personality of the writer.
Is handwriting analysis discriminatory in any way?
One of the great advantages of handwriting analysis is that it is a nondiscriminatory tool. It does not reveal gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion, and it fully complies with Federal Equal Opportunity Laws.
Does Allegratek eliminate the need for interviews and standard background checks?
Allegratek is an invaluable complement to, and not a replacement for, the standard interview and background check process.