The Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI) is a for-purpose firm dedicated to improving talent management within organizations across all sectors. The need for measurable outcomes and more data collection for human capital practices in both the public and private sector drive the research arm of our organization. At CHCI, we are not simply researchers—we’re a team of individuals focused on staying ahead of the curve on human capital best practices to provide organizational leaders valuable tools and insights that help them fulfill their mission now and in the future.


Our dedicated team of professionals are able to leverage extensive experience with both federal government and private-sector organizations to bring the right mix of expertise to the optimization of talent across the federal government. Our unique perspective, combined with access to a wide network of human capital management SME’s across government, business, and academia, provides organizations the ability to make fact-based decisions on strategic talent management initiatives.


CHCI’s core research offerings consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Commissioned research: CHCI performs research on customized topics related to human capital, i.e., hiring reform and ROWE, to complement your organization’s capabilities.
  • CHCI-initiated research: CHCI produces white papers, articles, webcasts, and blogs on a myriad of HCM topics.
  • On-Demand research: CHCI is able to perform research on sensitive topics that demand a quick turn-around and high impact; typical time-to-complete is under 48 hours.
  • Benchmarking: CHCI tracks and compares processes and performance metrics at multiple organizations to identify human capital best practices with wide-ranging applications.



CHCI employs several techniques to gather the best information available to present to our clients, including the use of:

  • Surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Structured and Unstructured Interviews
  • Existing Policy Review
  • Delphi Panels
  • Empirical Research


These capabilities are enhanced by our firm’s unique combination of public and private sector Human Capital Management expertise.