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 to organizations is clear—in both immediate outcomes and future preparedness.
It takes strategic workforce planning to align your workforce to deliver on your business strategy—both now and in the future.
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 right-sizing so the organization anticipates and adapts to change
Strategic Workforce Planning
Why does planning for the future matter
more than ever?
In the COVID-19 crisis, organizations are finding themselves in uncharted terrain. Those that take a systematic approach to workforce recovery starting now—right-sizing, allocating budgets and understanding how to fill talent, role and skills gaps—will emerge stronger and be better positioned for success in the new normal.
Burnout is widespread and rising
Nearly 60% of US workers report burnout, up from 45% in the early days of the pandemic. Workload is the leading cause.
Source: Eagle Hill Consulting
Labor Markets are in Crisis
COVID-19 could cost 47 million jobs in the United States this quarter alone, pushing unemployment to 32 percent
The Workforce is on Edge
The vast majority (81 percent) of US workers think COVID-19 will have a negative impact on their workplace
What makes our approach different?
Every organization is different. That’s why we co-create solutions with organizations that reflect where they are, 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 to 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.
Opinions & Insights
New national research from Eagle Hill Consulting reveals a majority of U.S. employees (58%) say they are burnt out, up from 45 percent in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the leading causes of employee burnout.
Organizations must bounce forward to meet new realities. Bouncing forward requires not evolving your business strategy for “the new normal”, but re-shaping how to best engage and support employees in achieving it.
Despite the pandemic, employees are finding ways to increase their productivity, connect with their colleagues and meet customer needs. But as employees begin to return to the workplace, they increasingly want a voice in decisions and prefer returning to the workplace be an optional choice.
Learn organizational strategies for fighting employee burnout amidst the COVID-19 work environment, and practical steps to help employees regain focus, productivity, and connection.
Health & Life Sciences
At a 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 their future workforce, today.
Health & Life Sciences
A global drug manufacturer with 2,200 employees was growing rapidly. Leadership’s vision for continued growth started the discussion on how the workforce could grow to meet the company’s future needs.
Through a previous engagement with BEP, we had created a Human Capital Strategic Plan to drive meaningful workforce improvements. Now, BEP was ready to implement the plan.
The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) designs and produces the United States’ paper currency. Its primary mission is tangible: to print billions of notes each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to ensure the safety of the traveling public, and nearly two million passengers are screened every day by its highly trained workforce.