Note: This is a fictional story written by ChatGPT based on true events. This is part of new series of courses we’re developing for LinkedIn Learning on using data analytics to drive major HR change initiatives. Reach out to learn more or to be part of the case studies described in this story.

Setting: A sleek, modern conference room in the headquarters of a large multinational corporation. The atmosphere is one of anticipation, as a group of influential business leaders gathers, awaiting a presentation from a renowned consulting firm.


The Consulting Firm’s Team: A diverse group of experts, known for their innovative approaches in human resources and organizational development.

The Business Leaders: Top executives from various departments of the corporation, curious and eager to learn about new strategies to enhance their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives.

The Story:

As the room settles, the lead consultant, Alex, steps forward. With a confident smile, Alex begins, “Today, we’re not just presenting a hiring strategy; we’re introducing a paradigm shift in how you view talent acquisition and management.”

The screen lights up, showing a bold statement: Performance-Based Hiring: The Key to Accelerating DEIB.” The room buzzes with intrigued murmurs.

“Traditional hiring methods,” Alex continues, “often rely heavily on resumes, degrees, and experience. But imagine a world where you hire based on a candidate’s ability to excel in a role, irrespective of their background. That’s Performance-based Hiring.”

The slide changes to show impressive statistics of companies that have implemented this strategy, showcasing marked improvements in workforce diversity and productivity.

Another consultant, Maya, takes the stage, diving into the specifics. “Performance-based Hiring aligns perfectly with DEIB because it focuses on what truly matters: skills, potential, and the ability to meet performance goals. It moves away from unconscious biases that often hinder diversity.”

The screen now displays an interactive dashboard. “This,” Maya gestures, “is our state-of-the-art data analytics platform. It revolutionizes how you track and measure the impact of your hiring decisions on DEIB goals.”

The business leaders lean forward as Maya demonstrates how the platform uses predictive analytics to identify diverse talent pools and objectively assesses candidates’ potential.

The presentation shifts to a case study of a company that transformed its workforce using this approach. The results are compelling: increased diversity at all levels, improved employee engagement, and a significant boost in innovation and financial performance.

Alex returns to conclude, “Embedding Performance-based Hiring into your organization, powered by our data analytics, isn’t just about filling positions. It’s about building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture that drives business success.”

The presentation ends with a powerful call to action, inviting the leaders to be pioneers in this transformative journey.

As the consulting team answers questions, there’s a sense of excitement. The business leaders realize they’re not just discussing a hiring strategy; they’re envisioning a future where diversity and performance go hand in hand, creating a more inclusive and successful business world.


Following the presentation, the company embarks on a partnership with the consulting firm. Over the next year, they implement Performance-based Hiring and integrate the data analytics program. The results exceed expectations, establishing the company as a leader in DEIB and setting a new standard in the industry.

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