Choosing Employees By Mental And Physical Tests

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byWilliam Fretz Kemble

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...The cartoonists depict sadness by turning down the corners of the mouth and joy by turning them up. One of the most successful employment experts of New York looks for these turned-up corners and will have no other kind of girls if he has any choice. The matter of neatness in appearance can receive a mathematical rating by allowing (as shown on our index card) a rating of 4 points for condition of clothes and 1 point each for manicuring, cleanliness, linen, shoes, hair and teeth. A neat appearance may be prophetical of neat work, but not necessarily so. Style, as shown in the index card, can be rated as expensive, extreme, good, cheap, careless, and resourceful. Refinement can be recorded as high, polished, respectable, and neutral. Its importance is related mainly to salespeople. Looks can be classified as handsome, medium, plain, unique. Mobility and the use of cosmetics are noted. Looks are a means of judging a girl's possibilities of early marriage, which is a negative element of her value with some firms, as they do not wish to waste money on training girls who will leave them soon. I have known one superintendent to choose the plainest girls possible to work at a machine with a man, so as to discourage love-making. Some employers will have none but handsome girls working for them, and beauty is an asset in waitresses, so that ratings on these points are by no means absurd but a commercial necessity. Other qualities may be noted in our chart and index card, with sub-classifications. They are usually judged by the observational method and a good character reader can make the proper records. Eyes are classified for color, size and steadiness of gaze. Vocationalists claim that the color has a distinct value in showing the kind of work of which people are ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...The cartoonists depict sadness by turning down the corners of the mouth and joy by turning them up. One of the most successful e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217460437

ISBN - 13:9780217460439

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