In both France and the Netherlands most companies consult a graphologist before they employ someone. Some people say the handwriting analysis can reveal a lot about your character, although other tests, eg. psychometric testing, is more reliable.
There is no scientific evidence that graphology works, although some people consider it "astonishingly accurate."
Therefore in Britain no more than 10% of all companies test their employee's handwriting, although in France it is more like 60%.
The idea behind the writing-analysis is that "writing is formed according to impulses from the brain via the nervous system and muscles in your hand.
"Like a seismograph needle, the pen detects and transmits unseen tremors..."