HR Realities Research

HR Realities Research 2016 – 17

HR Realities Research 2016-17 Infographic This downloadable summary infographic highlights the 2016-17 headline results from our research with HRN. It quickly demonstrates the main challenges faced by HR professionals in Europe today. It is designed to be used alongside our series of reports that each tackle [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|HR Research, Next Gen HR|0 Comments

New research highlights the realities of transforming European HR in 2016

We're delighted to unveil the first look at our new research, conducted in partnership with HRN, the world’s largest corporate HR network, into the realities of HR across the corporate landscape of Europe. The data includes responses from over 500 senior HR professionals and has been unveiled today at HR Tech World Congress. The results [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|HR Research|0 Comments

HR Tech World Congress 2016

10 Minute Read Presentation HR Tech World Congress 2016 October 2016 Transforming HR – European Corporate Realities and Research HR is undergoing massive change – from demographics through to technology, and from big changes in the people agenda itself. But, with all the talk of transforming HR, we need to also understand the European realities as well as the global market trends and technology possibilities. Our CEO, David Wilson, exclusively revealed the first look at the latest 2016-17 research data and related conclusions from their unique cross-European research partnership with HRN, the organisers of HR Tech World. HR Tech World is recognized globally as the leading event on the future of work. Its growing community has influence over 40 million employees globally, no other community is having such a powerful impact on shaping the future of work through HR and technology. […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Tech World Congress 2016

HR Critical Realities Part 4: HR Analytics

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HR Critical Realities Part 4: HR Analytics 2016

January 2016

Nowhere does analytics have the potential to be more visible in the organisation than in HR

Much has been made of Big Data in the past few years, but the reality is that it’s ‘actionable insight’ that has the greatest potential to transform organisations. Analytics could transform HR’s role in every part of the employee life cycle. But there are challenges ahead around the expertise and skills within HR and the ability of HR technology providers to meet increasingly high expectations in this area.

The fourth and final report in this series explores the increasingly important area of HR analytics.

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By | September 26th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Critical Realities Part 4: HR Analytics

HR Critical Realities Part 3: European HR in the Cloud

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HR Critical Realities Part 3: European HR in the Cloud 2016

January 2016

One of the key trends in European HR today is the growth of Cloud-based HR systems

The acceptance of HR technology moving to the Cloud might have come a long way, but there are still numerous challenges for both end user organisations and suppliers to contend with. Data privacy and security concerns, residual internal resistance, existing IT systems and infrastructure can all create issues that slow down or even prevent a successful move to the Cloud.

This third report in the series explores the research on how organisations are moving - or planning to move - their HR operations to the Cloud.

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By | September 26th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Critical Realities Part 3: European HR in the Cloud

HR Critical Realities Part 2: The Fragmented HR Landscape

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HR Critical Realities Part 2: The Fragmented HR Landscape 2016

January 2016

An exploration of the nature of HR operations and the systems landscape across Europe.

It should come as no surprise that the HR systems landscape is more fragmented than ever. This second report in the 2015-16 Critical Realities series analyses the data that demonstrates not only a lack of standardisation but the business challenges that arise as a result. And what organisations want as they take their HR solutions forward.

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By | September 26th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Critical Realities Part 2: The Fragmented HR Landscape

HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

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HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

January 2016

What are the realities, plans, trends and challenges of HR and HR technology in Europe

With two years of data thanks to Fosway’s ongoing partnership with HRN, the realities of HR in Europe are becoming clearer. Whether it’s the top levers for success, the top HR priorities, Cloud HR or the drivers for changing HR systems – our data is telling some interesting stories.

When commentators and analysts talk about HR, the regional subtleties are often ignored. It is often viewed as a global business. But the reality for most European and international customers is that HR often feels very different from a one size fits all approach. It can be much more complex. However, understanding that complexity through data hasn’t been easy. Research on the priorities, needs and differences for European companies has been very thin on the ground. The HR research that does exist, frequently has a very US centred perspective.

This first report in our series takes you through the critical realities and challenges and what’s driving change in European HR today.

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By | July 11th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 2014 – 15

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HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 2015

March 2015

What are the realities, plans, trends and challenges of HR and HR technology in Europe

HR technology tends to be viewed as a global market, but the reality for European customers often feels very different, and research on the priorities, needs and differences for European companies is very thin on the ground.

This unique research, conducted by Fosway Group in association with HRN, starts to address that gap. Based on research conducted in the second half of 2014, this analysis explores the critical challenges facing HR professionals today – including critical assessments of HR strategy and organisation, operating models, and of HR technology.

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By | May 24th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 2014 – 15

Transforming HR in the Cloud

5 Minute Read Transforming HR in the Cloud June 2016 Moving your HR systems to the Cloud transforms HR’s operating efficiency and business impact The Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment models have been popular for specialist HR applications such as recruiting, learning and talent management for a number of years. But now the Cloud is a major force in core HR too. In our research, 78% of organisations are already implementing or planning to implement Cloud-based HR systems. For big and small companies alike, moving HR to the Cloud is a smart move that lowers operating costs and enables better integration with strategic HR processes. But it needs to be about more than that. […]

By | May 19th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Transforming HR in the Cloud

SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

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Core Insights

SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

April 2009

Why SaaS is the critical deployment option for enterprise organisations

How are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-demand applications shaping the market in learning and talent systems? What will their impact be longer term? What are the barriers for SaaS in Enterprise customers? What are the key questions to ask potential suppliers?

This Core Insights paper explores how SaaS became the major force in the business applications market, impacting new and existing providers alike, and increasingly dominating corporate decisions on a range of business application decisions from accounting and customer relationship management through to video conferencing.  The learning and talent systems market has been no exception to the above trend, but how significant is SaaS in this specific market, and what are the implications for both suppliers and customers?

As Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, Fosway Group has been tracking the learning and talent systems market for many years. Here we examine the significant shift in the attitude of corporate decision makers towards adopting SaaS/Cloud solutions to their learning and talent management needs.

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By | May 19th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems