According to the article, “All in the wrist: The bizarre case of handshake bias“, research shows that HR recruiters may subconsciously determine the “hire-ability” of a job candidate based on the candidate’s handshake.
What’s behind the possible handshake bias? The assumption that candidates with weaker handshakes may have less than optimal social or workplace relationship building skills; one of the critical “soft skills” that employers look for in successful job candidates.
The article shares quick recommendations on how to identify and work on expunging “handshake bias”, such as:
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