Federal workforce planning
Delivering on your mission in a rapidly changing future
Getting the right people in the right roles at the right time can position federal agencies for mission success. That’s why we take a comprehensive and highly tailored approach to federal workforce planning. We understand the current capacity of your workforce, pinpoint the gaps, and develop a plan to be ready for the future—no matter how much, or how fast the environment changes.
Why is workforce planning important for federal agencies now?
Too much is changing too fast, and it’s having a profound impact on the workforce. There has never been a better time for federal leaders to re-evaluate how they accomplish their mission.
Digital transformation demands new skills
The federal workforce needs different skills to keep up with the rapid advancement of digital technologies, which will only intensify.
Citizens expect next-level service experiences
Convenient and high-quality service experiences have become expected, and federal agencies must be more citizen-centered and accountable for outcomes.
Shifting demographics create major talent & skills gaps
Many federal workers are approaching retirement, but complex hiring processes, competition, and regulations make it hard to fill the talent gap.
Efficiency initiatives drive a push for reform
There is intense pressure to increase employee effectiveness so that federal agencies can be leaner and more efficient.
What makes our approach different?
We see workforce planning as a window into talent needs. That’s why we take a complete approach to federal workforce planning from design through implementation. We assess the big picture by considering strategy, planning, people, processes, and data with a fully integrated approach.
Too often, workforce planning is treated as an isolated exercise in analyzing staffing levels at a single point in time. And agencies are often told that they can solve all their workforce challenges with a one-size-fits-all solution that addresses just one issue. But that doesn’t work.
For us, workforce planning is foundational. It grounds every human capital decision—and it’s how federal agencies can build tomorrow’s workforce today.
Do you have the people, skills, and roles needed to deliver on your mission?
Workforce planning insights
Our latest research & thinking
Keep your finger on the pulse of the trends impacting federal government with actionable insights and best practices based on our proprietary research.
Our quick-read guide helps federal agencies navigate OMB's latest memo to update Work Environment plans, improve organizational health and performance, and create a culture of continuous improvement.
By Andrew Edelson
Burnout is fueling the Great Resignation—and with 56% of government workers feeling burnout, agencies must act now to understand what’s causing it in the public sector, and how they can address it, before it leads to more vacancies.
By Andrew Edelson
Learn how to reduce burnout at work, and make smarter workforce planning decisions, through utilizing data that's often overlooked.
The federal employee experience: How agencies can meet the needs of women workers amidst the Great Reevaluation
Amidst the Great Reevaluation, federal women workers feel their employee experience needs are not being met. Our research reveals where government agencies are coming up short—and how they can better support their women employees.
Burnout at work is surging for government employees. We share three reasons why and four ways to help employers turn down the heat.
Workforce planning case studies
Unconventional consulting leads to unbelievable results
Here are a few examples of how we provide impact for our clients. From solving for capacity challenges to building future workforce capabilities, our years of creative and strategic experience in workforce planning have helped clients deliver on their mission.
Federal government: Impact Statement
A large federal health agency called on Eagle Hill to improve their employee lifecycle process and increase employee engagement throughout. See how our team helped them battle today’s hiring challenges while planning for the future of work.
Federal government: Impact Statement
We helped a government agency create a transparent resource capacity planning function and advance workforce analytics to inform future decision-making.
Federal government: Narrative
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: Interview
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.
Healthcare and life sciences: Narrative
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.
Healthcare and life sciences: Infographic
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.