The Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI) is a for-purpose firm dedicated to improving talent management across the federal government. The need for measurable outcomes and more data collection for human capital practices in the public 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 government leaders valuable tools and insights that help them fulfill their agency’s missions now and in the future.


Our dedicated team of professionals, with both federal government leadership and Fortune 100 experience, bring the right mix of expertise to the optimization of talent across the federal government. Our unique perspective, combined with our connection to a community of expert Human Capital Management analysts across government, business, and academia, provides federal agencies 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.  We deliver this information via our online talent management portal at so you have access to the most current information.
  • 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 government agencies to identify human capital best practices with government-wide relevance.



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

  • Surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • White papers
  • Delphi panels
  • Empirical research


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