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Workforce Planning

Building the future workforce today

With the nature of work changing so fast, transforming your workforce is essential. Forget out-of-the-box software. Our strategy-led, data-driven approach to workforce planning services is tailored to the needs of your organization and puts an emphasis on building capacity. You get workforce solutions you can act on quickly and a straightforward process that keeps planning agile. So both the business and the people who make it run are prepared for the future of work.

What is workforce planning?

Workforce planning aligns the workforce with the needs and priorities of the business to meet organizational objectives. It helps organizations adapt for the future by getting the right people in the right roles at the right time to move the business forward. And the value of our workforce solution is clear to organizations—in both immediate outcomes and future preparedness.

Integrated strategies that align the workforce and the business

Risk mitigation that identifies and diffuses workforce risks much earlier

Data-driven decisions that are informed by enhanced forecasting and analysis

Streamlined processes that drive organizational efficiencies

Continual rightsizing so the organization anticipates and adapts to change

It takes strategic workforce planning to align your workforce to deliver on your business strategy—both now and in the future.

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Planning the future workforce today Transcript

Federal workforce planning

For federal agencies, delivering your mission in a rapidly changing future requires having the right people in the right roles at the right time. Learn how our approach to federal workforce planning is helping agencies build tomorrow’s workforce today.

Why does planning for the future of work matter more than ever?

The talent landscape has been dynamic in recent years. Trends like the impact of an aging workforce, the turnover tsunami, and the many ways that the pandemic and technology has changed the work that people do and how they do it, have been at play across industries. Those that take a systematic approach to workforce planning to understand how to fill talent, role, and skills gaps will be better positioned for success.


Burnout is troublingly high across the U.S. workforce, hovering at around 50 percent of workers. Workload is the leading cause. 

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting Workforce Burnout Survey, 2023


74% of U.S. workers don’t feel they have the resources needed to learn digital skills. 

Source: Salesforce Digital Skills Index, 2022


30% percent of U.S. workers say they are likely to leave their organization in the coming year. 

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting Workforce Burnout Survey, 2023

What makes our workforce planning approach different?

Made-for-me approaches

Every organization is different. That’s why we co-create workforce solutions with organizations that reflect where they are and what they need—and are flexible as they evolve.

Proven tool for speed and scale

Our Workforce Optimizer Tool models different scenarios quickly to forecast and view potential impacts on workforce capacity in real time.

Designed for action and outcomes

Organizations need action, not theory. We make our planning outputs easy to understand so decision makers can act quickly with confidence.

Bringing it to the people

We help employees understand the process, building their capacity through training and one-on-one support and embedding the process through the organization.

Connected to culture—always

Everything we do in workforce planning is aligned with what the organization values, its culture, and what it strives to achieve for the business and its people.

Workforce planning insights

Our latest research & thinking

Keep your finger on the pulse of the trends impacting your business and your industry with actionable insights and best practices based on our proprietary research.


How to build resilience in your organization: A framework for business resiliency

Learn how to build resilience with our Business Resilience Framework.


5 strategies to build workforce resilience

With people being your organization’s best asset, emerging stronger from economic uncertainty hinges on investing in them. See how.


Recession readiness: The case for looking beyond cost cutting

Being recession ready is a critical priority for leaders. Learn how a balanced approach that incorporates cost cutting and strategic investments keeps employees confident and turns uncertainty into new value and organizational opportunity.


How to prepare your business for a recession

Be proactive in preparing your business for a recession with these 5 keys for creating efficiencies and investing in new value.


The 4 pieces you need to improve workforce planning

Successful workforce planning requires leaders to think holistically about their organizations. Learn how to improve workforce planning efforts by incorporating 4 key considerations: strategy, people, process, and data.


Understanding government employee burnout

Eagle Hill’s survey of government employees provides agencies with deeper understanding of government employee burnout causes and remedies.


Getting tired of fighting attrition? Try rethinking internal mobility

By Jonathan Gove

Workers are on the move during the Great Resignation—but 54% say they have better job opportunities at their current organization. Find out how your internal mobility programs can improve retention and give your organization a competitive edge.


Improving internal mobility programs: How to win the talent war through internal recruitment 

Research from Eagle Hill reveals employees believe they have better job opportunities inside their current organizations. But this potential is untapped. Learn practices for improving internal mobility programs and help employees learn, grow—and stay.


Running on empty: Why burnout at work is surging among government employees—and what to do about it

Burnout at work is surging for government employees. We share three reasons why and four ways to help employers turn down the heat.


How life sciences companies can reduce employee burnout and turnover

By Jonathan Gove

Life science companies can reduce worker burnout and turnover through fully examining their employee experience.

Workforce planning case studies

Unconventional consulting leads to unbelievable results

Here are a few examples of how we provide impact for our clients. From developing workforce strategy to predicting and building future workforce capabilities, our years of creative and strategic experience have helped clients across industries reach their potential.

Federal government: Impact Statement

Enabling future decision-making through capacity planning and workload analytics

We helped a government agency create a transparent resource capacity planning function and advance workforce analytics to inform future decision-making.

Healthcare and life sciences: Infographic

Empowering a biotech to transform its future workforce

For this global biotech company, hiring top talent is vital to deliver innovative treatments to patients around the world. Our end-to-end workforce planning solution helped diagnose how to build its future workforce, today.

Healthcare and life sciences: Narrative

Strengthening workforce planning with predictive analytics

A global drug manufacturer was growing rapidly and needed a workforce planning partner that could keep up. We developed a flexible approach that could predict position needs without losing valuable momentum as plans changed.

Federal government: Interview

Developing competency models and workforce planning

We helped one highly specialized agency prepare their workforce for the future by implementing their forward-looking Human Capital Strategic Plan. Eagle Hill’s Mary Dalrymple, Director of Services and Innovation, explains how.

Federal government: Narrative

Building a next-generation workforce

A federal agency came to us with a vision for becoming a Best Place to Work with a flexible, innovative workforce. We helped define 5 goals, 20 initiatives, and a detailed operational plan, all reflecting its culture and people.

Federal government: Impact Statement

Addressing human capital strategy and workforce requirements

We helped one agency create their first-ever 5 year strategic plan to find new ways to attract, retain, and develop a motivated workforce—creating a winning, repeatable process for workforce planning.

The realities of business are constantly changing. Our capabilities can help you meet today’s challenges while laying the foundation for a sustainable and flexible future.

Organizational design

Designing organizations to thrive

With a human-centered approach to organizational design, we go beyond rearranging the boxes and lines on the org chart so your organization is set up to deliver the outcomes you want.

Strategic planning

Bridging where you are and where you want to go

We pair our knowledge of market dynamics with our deep understanding of your business and culture to define your future vision and the strategies that get you there.

Team based change

Are your teams driving change?

From our unconventional philosophy to our innovative practices, Eagle Hill brings needed shifts to traditional change management through Team Based Change Management.

Want to hear more? Let’s talk.