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 is tailored to the needs of your organization and puts an emphasis on building capacity. Clients get recommendations they 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 to organizations is clear—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.

Planning the future workforce today Transcript

Why does planning for the future matter more than ever?

The talent landscape has been dynamic in recent years. Trends like the impact of an aging workforce and baby boomer retirements, and the many ways that technology has changed the work that people do and how they do it, have been at play across industries. But now we are in difficult and uncharted waters.

In the COVID-19 crisis, organizations are finding themselves in unfamiliar terrain. Those that take a systematic approach to workforce recovery starting now—rightsizing, 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.


Nearly 60 percent of US workers report burnout, up from 45 percent in the early days of the pandemic. Workload is the leading cause.

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting


COVID-19 could cost 47 million jobs in the United States this quarter alone, pushing unemployment to 32 percent.

Source: Forbes


The vast majority (81 percent) of US workers think COVID-19 will have a negative impact on their workplace.

Source: Gallup

What makes our approach different?

Made-for-me approaches

Every organization is different. That’s why we co-create 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.


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.


Employee burnout on the rise

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.

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Don’t just bounce back from COVID-19. Bounce forward.

Organizations must bounce forward to meet new realities. Bouncing forward requires not evolving your business strategy for “the new normal” but reshaping how to best engage and support employees in achieving it.

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Webinar | Organizational strategies for battling burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a big stressor for workers in all industries. With employee burnout on the rise, President and CEO Melissa Jezior explores ways organizations can help their employees with licensed clinical psychologist Binita Amin.

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

Culture & performance

When’s the last time you thought about culture?

Eagle Hill helps organizations find the direct line from culture to business success. We provide our clients with the tools and metrics to optimize their culture investments and make more informed decisions.

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Virtual change management

Bring your people through change—no matter where they are working.

Our virtual change management approach is designed for the realities of remote working, helping employees and teams engage in change so strategic initiatives succeed.

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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.

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Case Studies

Unconventional consulting leads to unbelievable results

Here are a few examples of how we provide impact for our clients. From boosting employee retention to planning market entry, our years of creative and strategic experience have helped clients across industries reach their potential.

Health & 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.

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Health & 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.

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Public Service: 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.

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Public Service: 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.

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Public Service: 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.

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