HR Realities Research

2017-18 RESULTS

With economic, technological and social change creating a perfect storm for organisations and employees alike, 600+ HR leaders gave us their views on the shifting shape of the modern workforce and the future of work. Can HR’s strategies hold the key success in these turbulent times? This year’s HR Realities research, conducted in partnership with HR Tech World aims to find out.

These results were unveiled exclusively at HR Tech World Amsterdam in October 2017. Following the launch, a new series of in-depth reports and analysis will be available from Novemeber 2017 onwards.

This downloadable summary infographic highlights the headline results from the 2017-18 HR Realities research. It shares key insights into the unique opportunities HR has to influence, innovate, engage and invest in their organisations’ future. It is designed to be used alongside the new series of reports that will each tackle a different and specific theme from the research.

Now in its fifth year, our research shows that HR in Europe doesn’t conform to a single set of challenges with a simple single set of answers, it is much more complex. However, understanding this complexity through real 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 exists frequently has a very US centred perspective, and therefore limited value to European decision makers. This independent research from Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, conducted in association with HR Tech World, looks to redress the balance.


Exclusively unveiling the 2017-18 HR Realities research results at HR Tech World for the first time, CEO David Wilson took attendees through the main highlights and key takeaways from the data. The workplace is changing as is the workforce, significantly impacting priorities for HR as well as the potential strategies and technologies HR can use to better engage and enable change. Understand how workforce changes and digital transformation, AI and Cloud HCM are impacting the HR agenda in Europe, as well as the realities that HR needs to understand and embrace as their organisations continue their evolution into agile 21st century organisations. Download your copy of the presentation now.


2016-17 Reports

You can still download the report series that reveals the details of the 2016-17 HR Realities research. This three part series explores and analyses the data through the following reports:

  • HR Realities in Europe: Challenges and Priorities
  • HR Systems: Today and Tomorrow
  • Inside the Customer Experience of HR Technology

These complementary insights cover everything from HR structures, set up and budget, to business agility, the user experience of HR technology today and the popularity of certain hot topics such as analytics.

The fourth year of our research partnership with HR Tech World saw over 500 HR leaders take part in the research and share with us their thoughts, hopes and experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly). This enables us to paint an important picture of the opporutnities and threats facing HR today.

Download your free copies now.


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