Most leadership assessments hinge on the opinion and insight of a consultant. Trying to measure characteristics like curiosity, insight or determination are often more of an “educated guess” or “gut feeling." Many organizations have to rely on the ability of the consultant to “just know.” That's why recruiting and hiring struggle on so many levels.
When an interviewer uses the Essence Mining framework to interrogate meaning, it transforms the conversation. Both parties become invested in ascertaining where there is genuine alignment.
When a candidate has excellent skills but different ideas about the meaning of the work and how it gets done, their performance will suffer. People who share meaning alignment with the organization are more likely to commit, push past barriers and make significant contributions.
Helping recruitment teams and hiring managers understand and integrate the Essence Mining framework will immediately produce more quality hires, while reducing consistent patterns of turnover.