Fosway Core Insights
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Maximising the Business Impact of Learning
Moving beyond evaluation and embracing impact as a central ethos for L&D
With all the change and new technology options available in learning and development, it is sometimes easy to focus only on the 'what' and the 'how' but not on the 'why'. Learning should be a strategic investment that drives business performance and builds business capability. But how do you measure the impact it really has, or go about truly maximising that impact?
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Delivering Next Gen Learning Engagement
Why learning management systems need to evolve into learning engagement systems
As much as they have been pivotal in delivering learning transformation, learning management systems have also become a source of frustration and dissatisfaction for corporate learning. If LMS’s are to prosper in the future, they need to take on a new role, one that they have often failed to do in the past; the role of stimulating and managing learning engagement. This Core Insights paper explores how they can evolve to do just that.
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HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 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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SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems
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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Talent Market Consolidation
What is the impact of consolidation within the talent systems market on corporate strategies and supply-side options?
Taleo buys Learn.com. SuccessFactors buys Plateau. Lumesse buys Edvantage. SAP buys SuccessFactors. Oracle buys Taleo. Kenexa buys Outstart…What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers? What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply side options available to corporates?
Within little more than 12 months the talent management market has changed beyond recognition, and that’s just looking at the bigger guys. Recruiting software companies and performance management companies acquire and merge to become talent management companies. Talent companies acquire to become bigger talent companies. And the 800 pound gorillas, the HRMS/ERP providers called SAP and Oracle, finally wade into the ring and take out two of the biggest talent management companies with one swing for a cool $3.4 billion and $1.9 billion respectively. Something is definitely up!
What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers?
What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply options available to corporates? What will it mean for the specialist providers still standing in the market? What do you do if you’re a customer of one of the acquired companies, or have commited to products now owned by competing ERP vendors? How are these changes going to impact talent system decision making in the future?
Here’s our take.