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Die Fosway Group, Europas führender Analyst für Personalmanagement, hat das neue 2020er 9-Grid™ für Cloud HR veröffentlicht. Der Bericht zeigt die weitreichenden Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie auf den Markt für Cloud HR-Systeme, zu einer Zeit, während der die Personalabteilungen im Auge des Hurrikans bestehen und ihre Organisationen und deren Mitarbeiter durch die Turbulenzen der Krise hindurch unterstützen. Angefangen mit HCM über Workforce Management bis hin zum Employee Engagement – es gibt keinen Bereich der HR-Technologie, der sich in dieser schwierigen Zeit neuen Anforderungen hätte entziehen können. Und so treibt die Krise echte Innovation voran, oft dort, wo sie längst überfällig war.

2020 Fosway 9-Grid for Cloud HRDer Markt hat sich wieder einmal stark verändert: wo das traditionelle HRIS noch von der Cloud-HCM-Suite abgelöst wurde, findet sich nun ein Cloud-HR-Ökosystem. Beschleunigt durch die Corona-Krise ist die Idee, dass alle HR-Aufgaben und -Funktionen allein von einem einzelnen ‚System of Record‘ abgebildet werden können, zunehmend in die Jahre gekommen. Während aber der Funktionsumfang und die Bedeutung von HCM-Suiten weiter zunimmt, gewinnen gleichzeitig auch Speziallösungen an Bedeutung. Der Grund: Sie unterstützen und transformieren wichtige Prozesse in sowohl funktionaler, als auch geographischer Hinsicht, insbesondere in komplexen Unternehmen. Der neue Ansatz des HR-Ökosystems bringt HCM-Suiten und Cloud-HR-Spezialisten zusammen, so dass damit eine wirklich globale Lösungslandschaft aufgebaut werden kann, um so bessere Ergebnisse für Mitarbeiter und Unternehmen zu erzielen

Das 2020er Fosway 9-Grid ™ für Cloud HR ist das erste seiner Art, das einen Fokus auf Cloud-HCM-Suiten und Cloud-HR-Spezialisten legt. Die HCM Suiten decken eine große Bandbreite traditioneller und moderner Ansätze des Personalmanagements, der Employee Experience, sowie alte und neue Talent-Prozesse ab. Die Cloud-HR-Spezialisten konzentrieren sich jedoch unverhohlen auf bestimmte Funktionsbereiche innerhalb von HR mit einer disruptiven Agenda und üben so einen hohen Einfluss auf den Erfolg von Unternehmen aus. Diese Spezialisten bieten ein fokussiertes Wertversprechen und haben den Anspruch, führend in ihrem Spezialgebiet zu sein.

Die diesjährige Analyse umfasst daher zahlreiche neue Akteure und große Player, angefangen von agilen Herausforderern bis hin zu willkommenen Innovationen der großen etablierten HR-Technologiekonzerne. Der Fokus des 9-Grid™ liegt wie immer auf dem europäischen Markt. Durch die Hilfe des Corporate Research Networks von Fosway aus über 250 Unternehmen trägt der Bericht dazu bei, die Anbieteroptionen zu entmystifizieren und HR-Teams dabei zu unterstützen, bessere Kaufentscheidungen zu treffen, wenn sie in neue Technologielösungen investieren möchten.

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, sagt: "Es ist eine massive Untertreibung zu sagen, dass COVID-19 außerordentlichen Druck auf die Personalbereiche ausgeübt hat und sie zu einer vollständigen Digitalisierung der HR-Prozesse hinbewegt hat. Unter schwierigsten Umständen stellen wir jedoch fest, dass sich HR anpasst, weiterentwickelt und flexibel ist, um den gestiegenen Anforderungen gerecht zu werden. Bei all diesen Veränderungen ist es definitiv der richtige Zeitpunkt, unsere Analyse und das Fosway 9-Grid™ für Cloud HR neu zu klassifizieren, um diese Innovationen, die Marktdisruption und die Veränderungen im Kaufverhalten von HR-Teams in ganz Europa widerzuspiegeln. “

Er fährt fort: „Die Menschen arbeiten jetzt anders. Der digitale Geist ist aus der Flasche gestiegen, und die Dinge werden nie mehr so sein wie früher. Dies betrifft sowohl die Muster unserer Arbeitstätigkeit, als auch die Bedeutung großartiger Technologie, die uns hilft, unsere Arbeit zu erledigen. Unsere Studien zeigen eine starke Korrelation zwischen dem Reifegrad digitalen HRs und der Fähigkeit, sich an die Pandemie anzupassen und mit ihr umzugehen. Allerdings konzentrierte sich ein Großteil dieser Veränderung zunächst auf das Überleben, so dass die Lichter an bleiben konnten. Jetzt ist die Zeit für HR gekommen, sich wieder damit zu beschäftigen, dass die Unternehmen und Mitarbeiter nach der Pandemie wieder anfangen können zu wachsen. Die Pandemie hat die Barrieren digitaler HR-Transformation beseitigt, und wir hoffen, dass die diesjährige Studie die HR- und IT-Verantwortlichen mehr denn je dabei unterstützen wird, diejenigen Technologien auszuwählen, die sie für ihren einzigartigen Kontext benötigen. “

Der vollständige Bericht kann jetzt online heruntergeladen werden

David Wilson, CEO von Fosway, und Sven Elbert, Lead Analyst für HCM, werden sich am 5. Oktober 2020 in einer „Ask The Analyst“-Session Ihren Fragen stellen. Registrieren Sie sich jetzt – die Plätze sind limitiert und werden nach dem First-come-first-serve-Prinzip vergeben Reserve your free place here.

Interim data collected in April 2020 suggests 100% of HR functions have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Zukunft Personel has partnered with Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR Industry Analyst to understand the immediate challenges, as well as looking ahead to HR investment, headcount and priorities over the coming 12 months. CEO David Wilson, will exclusively reveal the results of the 2020-21 HR Realities research for the first time at ZP 365 Virtual HR week next month.

David Wilson Fosway Group Keynote Zukunft Personal ZP 365The annual HR Realities research is now in its seventh year and is open to HR professionals across Europe. With an average of over 500 participants annually from large enterprise organisations across Europe, this research informs HR professionals and the wider HR tech market year on year.

David Wilson’s keynote session on 15th October is titled ‘Being successful in a post-pandemic world’ and will explore:

• What’s changing in HR tech as a result of the crisis
• The tools and technology being used by leading HR organisations across Europe
• HR investment trends – the what, where and why
• Post-pandemic priorities and key HR skills for the future

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway, commented, ‘The HR Realities research supports European HR leaders and professionals in making informed decisions around their HR strategy and investment by providing a real, independent and relevant picture of HR today – and what it needs to have in place to support the organisations and the workforce of tomorrow. We are delighted to partner with Zukunft Personal this year as the input of the HR community is invaluable, especially as organisations move forward in what’s been an unprecedented year. Fosway’s focus has always been on providing up-to-the-minute data and pragmatic advice – and there has probably never been more need of that than now.’

Christiane Nagler, Group Director of Zukunft Personal, said, ‘This is an important time for HR as it has been pivotal to organisations navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to be able to work with Fosway Group to capture up-to-the minute insights around HR’s experiences and share them back with our audience at our virtual event next month. We look forward to David’s keynote providing valuable input into our attendees strategy and decision making for the year ahead.’

The 2020-21 research is still open here – don’t miss your chance to take part. 

Registration for ZP 365 is open now offen.

The annual 2020-21 HR Realities research is now open, aimed at providing up-to-date insights on changing HR investment, headcount and priorities, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Led by Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, Fosway Group, the research is now in its eighth year and is open to HR professionals across Europe.

Interim data collected by Fosway in April 2020 suggests HR has faced real challenges in meeting the new demands of organisations during the pandemic, with 100% of HR functions impacted and only 1 in 4 finding it easy to report on key statistics including how many people have been self-isolating or working remotely for example.

Now, the main milestone HR Realities research will delve deeper into some of these immediate challenges, as well as looking ahead to HR’s main priorities over the coming 12 months.

With an average of over 500 participants annually from large enterprise organisations across Europe, this research informs HR professionals and the wider HR tech market year on year. The 2019-20 results are available to download here.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway, comments, ‘The HR Realities research supports European HR leaders and professionals in making informed decisions around their HR strategy and investment by providing a real, independent and relevant picture of HR today – and what it needs to have in place to support the organisations and the workforce of tomorrow. We hugely value the ongoing participation of the HR community in this research, with thousands of responses to date. Fosway’s focus has always been on providing up-to-the-minute data and pragmatic advice – and there has probably never been more need of that than now.’

The 2020-21 research is now open here with all respondents receiving priority access to the research results when they are published.

Fosway’s interim COVID-19 research data can be downloaded online now.

Die Fosway Group, Europas führender Analyst für Personalmanagement, hat heute eine neue Untersuchung der Auswirkungen von COVID-19 auf die Weiterbildung in Unternehmen gestartet.

Social Image - Fosway COVID19 L&DZiel der Studie ist es, praktische Einblicke in die aktuellen Entwicklungen der L & D-Bereiche der Unternehmen zu geben. Dies geschieht vor dem Hintergrund sich verändernder organisatorischer und finanzieller Prioritäten während der COVID-19-Krise. In der Studie werden wichtige Fragen zu den Auswirkungen der Krise auf L & D gestellt, beispielsweise hinsichtlich Headcount, Budgets und Ausgaben, oder bezüglich der Nachfrage nach digitalen Inhalten und Plattformen. Außerdem wird untersucht, was derzeit für Unternehmen effektiv ist und was nicht.

Diese Aktivität ist Bestandteil der laufenden Studien von Fosway über die weitergehenden Auswirkungen der COVID-Pandemie auf HR und die Bereiche Talentmanagement, Recruiting und Learning. Erste Ergebnisse zu den Auswirkungen der ersten Phase der Pandemie auf die Personalabteilungen wurden bereits veröffentlicht. Im Fokus dieser Analyse stand, inwieweit Personalsoftware die Unternehmen bei schwierigen Krisenmanövern unterstützen kann, so dass die wirtschaftlichen Herausforderungen der Pandemie umschifft und die Entscheidungen von Regierungen und Behörden zu deren Eindämmung umgesetzt werden können.

David Perring, Director of Research bei Fosway, kommentierte: „L & D befindet sich in dieser turbulenten Zeiten in einer potenziell entscheidenden Rolle. Unternehmen haben unter den außergewöhnlichen Umständen sehr schnell neue Wege der Arbeit und neue Wege des Lernens für sich entdeckt. Wir möchten den Weiterbildungsexperten in den Unternehmen helfen, ein besseres Gefühl dafür zu bekommen, was derzeit in der Branche wirklich passiert, und dies so schnell wie möglich an die Community zurückgeben.“ ‘

Die Ergebnisse der Studie werden in den nächsten Wochen veröffentlicht und kostenlos verfügbar sein.

Nehmen Sie an der kurzen Umfrage hier teil

Die ersten Ergbebnisse der COVID-19 Studie finden Sie unter

Fosway Group, Europas führender Analyst für Personalmanagementlösungen, hat sein 2020er 9-Grid™ für Recruiting veröffentlicht. Die Publikation der Studie fällt in die Corona-Krise, in der weltweit viele Organisationen ums Überleben kämpfen und Mitarbeiter in Kurzarbeit senden, beurlauben oder freisetzen müssen und zeigt die beiden Extreme auf, in der sich Recruiting-Teams derzeit befinden. Während die meisten in vielen Bereichen von einem Einstellungsstopp betroffen sind, sehen sich andere einem kaum gekannten, akuten Personalbedarf ausgesetzt, und dennoch vertrauen beide Gruppen auf technologische Unterstützung in diesen schwierigen Zeiten.

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Die Personalbereiche von Organisationen, die hart von der Pandemie betroffen sind, versuchen, ihre Talentpools und Kandidatenpipelines in eine Art Dornröschenschlaf zu versetzen, bis Neueinstellungen wieder möglich werden. Hingegen ergibt sich für Unternehmen, die von der erhöhten Nachfrage nach ihren Produkten oder Dienstleistungen profitieren, ein kaum gekanntes Bewerberaufkommen, das nach intelligenterer Automatisierung, einfacherer Kandidatenfilterung und Möglichkeiten zur Virtualisierung des gesamten Auswahl- und Onboardingprozesses verlangt, um die dringenden Bedürfnisse des Geschäfts bedienen zu können.

Das Fosway 9-Grid™ für Recruiting ist eine einzigartige, unabhängige Betrachtung des Marktes für Recruiting-Software in Europa. Auch die Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen des Fosway Corporate Research Networks, das 200 führende globale Organisationen umfasst, fließen in diese Analyse ein. Sie zielt darauf ab, den Dschungel der Anbieteroptionen zu durchdringen und Personalbereiche dabei zu unterstützen, bessere Entscheidungen bei der Beschaffung neuer HR Technologien zu treffen.

Da es aktuell im europäischen Markt für Recruiting-Software keinen strategischen Marktführer gibt, viele zahlreiche neue Akteure in den Markt eingetreten sind und nun auch US-amerikanische Anbieter diesen Markt in ihren Fokus genommen haben, besteht für europäische Käufer kein Mangel an interessanten Optionen. Fosways Analyse unterteilt die Lösungen der Anbieter in Talent Acquisition Suites, die alle Aspekte eines modernen Recruitings bedienen können und in Spezialisten, die sich auf einen Teilbereich des Recruitingprozesses konzentrieren, wie etwa die Candidate Experience, das Candidate Relationship Management, Mitarbeiter-werben-Mitarbeiter-Programme oder das Onboarding.

David Wilson, der CEO der Fosway Group, sagte: ‘Die erste Welle der globalen Coronakrise hat zwei sehr unterschiedliche Realitäten für Recruiter erzeugt. Dort, wo Einstellungsstopps ausgesprochen worden sind, ist die eingesetzte Recruiting-Technologie nicht an oberster Stelle der Prioritätenliste, allerdings könnte das Pflegen der Arbeitgebermarke und das Hegen von Beziehungen zu zukünftigen Kandidaten vielleicht noch nie so wichtig gewesen sein, wie in diesen Zeiten. Demgegenüber benötigen gerade Organisationen, die sich einem starken Nachfrageschub gegenübersehen, eine ausgereifte Technologie, um die eingehenden Bewerbungen sichten und verarbeiten zu können, deren ungekanntes Ausmaß die bestehenden Plattformen und Prozesse an das Limit ihrer Belastbarkeit bringt. Es wird interessant zu sehen sein, welche Lösungen sich in dieser Krise als diejenigen erweisen, die für ihre Kunden verlässlich und effizient abgeliefert haben.'

Fosway hatte bereits im Oktober 2019 ein 9-Grid™ für Recruiting als einen Zwischenbericht veröffentlicht. Der von dem Analysten in 2020 veröffentlichte Bericht ist die erste vollständige Version seiner Art und markiert gleichzeitig den Start des nächsten jährlichen Berichtszyklus es.

Der vollständige Bericht kann online unter https://www.fosway.com/de/9-grid/talent-acquisition/ abgerufen werden. Außerdem finden Sie unter https://www.fosway.com/de/research/next-generation-hr/covid19-research/ auch weitere Informationen über Fosways aktuelle Studie zum Einfluss der Coronakrise auf die Personalabteilungen..

With organisations in turmoil as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, today shares new research aimed at providing practical insight for HR leaders at this difficult time. Every HR leader is being asked critical questions by their executives – but do they actually have the data and tools to answer them?

Fosway Research - COVID-19 HR Questions - InfographicHR data and technology is now needed more than ever to support business critical decisions around jobs and continuity planning. This research sheds light on how useful these are in reality. An important issue that has so far flown under the news radar relating to COVID-19 and its impact on business.

Einige Schlaglichter der Studie

Es überrascht nicht, dass bei 100% der befragten HR-Abteilungen die COVID-19 Pandemie einen Einfluss auf die operative Personalarbeit hat. Allerdings ist das Verfolgen der Auswirkungen der Pandemie alles andere als einfach. Nur ein Viertel der Befragten hat es leicht gefunden wichtige Kenngrößen zusammenzutragen, z.B. in Bezug auf die genaue Zahl der Mitarbeiter die sich im Home Office, in Selbstisolation oder in stationärer Behandlung im Krankenhaus befinden.

A little more than half (57%) are using their Core HR systems to help track this impact. 40% are still reliant on spreadsheets, with a huge emphasis on managers recording this data on behalf of their teams. 80% of organisations are relying on managers to do this manually versus only 23% supporting self-service forms online. 71% think the answers HR technology can provide as a result are severely limited.

Worryingly, only 30% of HR leaders believe their team has the skills to analyse and predict the impact of COVID-19 on their organisation, and only 13% have found it easy to do the analysis. Organisations are walking a tightrope between their ability to gather personal data with the need to protect people’s privacy. In Europe, GDPR restricts the personal information organisations can hold about their people. But the nature of this pandemic means that the questions HR is being asked by the C-Suite increasingly reach into these areas.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group said, ‘As the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, the pressure on HR teams has intensified dramatically. Suddenly they have been asked for all sorts of answers and data to support strategic decisions, that for many organisations is frankly about keeping the lights on. What is not helping is that, for the majority, their HR systems are not actually designed to record or analyse the data necessary to provide business critical answers. There is enormous reliance on managers and spreadsheets to support new daily reporting, and only a minority have the tools to model the future impact of COVID-19 on their workforce and ongoing business operations.’

Er fährt fort: ‘We’re already seeing some valuable lessons learned too as obviously very few organisations were ready for the scale of COVID-19, including increasing HR self-service capabilities, providing reliable mobile access to HR systems, and removing red tape around policy. It’s clear that HR teams have to be agile and respond constructively in these extraordinary circumstances, balancing the needs of the business versus what’s right for their people.’

This research was carried out via an online survey with Fosway’s corporate research network during the first three weeks of April 2020. The interim results are based on input from 66 organisations. This first take will be followed up by a report with updated survey data in the early May.

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The survey remains open online.

COVID-19 is impacting all companies, but what HR data or analysis is your Board/C-Suite asking you for?

As current events unfold, Fosway is trying to provide HR professionals with practical insights to help you accelerate your response to the crisis. With government and company policies changing on a daily basis, this short survey aims to get under the skin of the rapidly shifting priorities being faced by HR, focusing on the new demands being placed on your HR tech and data.

This survey is just one part of Fosway’s broader analyst research relating to the impact of COVID-19 on HR, Talent and Learning.

Take part here.

Our aim is to share initial research analysis back to the HR community in the next two weeks. Fosway’s focus has always been on independent, pragmatic advice you can trust and there has never been more need of that than now.

We hope you are staying safe and well, and thank you in advance for your participation.

Bei den vom Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) vergebenen 2020 Learning Awardserhielt David Wilson, der CEO der Fosway Group, Europas führendem Analysten für Personalmanagement, den Colin Corder Award. Dieser prestigeträchtige Preis ist eine der wichtigsten Ehren, die das LPI vergibt und mit der es über viele Jahre erbrachte, herausragende Leistungen im Bereich des Learnings würdigt.

Die Preisverleihung fand letzte Woche in London vor 800 geladenen Gästen aus Weiterbildung und Personalentwicklung statt. Den Award überreichten Claudia Winkleman, die Vorsitzende des Instituts, Donald H. Taylor und Richard Hayner, der CCO von Avado. Den krönenden Abschluss des Abends, an dem zuvor bereits 18 Preise verliehen wurden, bildet traditionell der Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Services to Learning. Dieser Sonderpreis wird im Andenken an den Pionier des interaktiven und lernerzentrierten Lernens vergeben, um Personen auszuzeichnen, die sich mit einer klaren Vision und mit Passion der Learning-Profession verschrieben haben und mit ihrem Einfluss und ihren signifikanten Beiträgen klare Veränderungen und eine nachhaltige Weiterentwicklung der Corporate Learning-Branche herbeigeführt haben.

2020 Colin Corder Award Learning and Performance Institute LPI Fosway Group David Wilson

Seit mehr als 23 Jahren arbeitet David Wilson mit Europas größten Unternehmen zusammen, um gemeinsam mit ihnen ihre Herausforderungen im Personalmanagement, Talent Management, Recruiting und insbesondere im Learning zu meistern. Er persönlich treibt Fosways Research Agenda voran und spricht auf Messen und Kongressen in der ganzen Welt. Im Jahre 2013, erschuf er die renommierten Fosway 9-Grids™. Als das einzige auf Europa fokussierte Modell zielen die 9-Grids™ darauf ab, Unternehmen dabei zu unterstützen die relative Marktposition von Lösungen und Anbietern in den Bereichen HR, Talentmanagement, Recruiting und Learning zu erfassen und einzuschätzen.

Edmund Monk, Geschäftsführer des Learning & Performance Institutes sagte bei der Überreichung des Awards: "Der Colin Corder Award wird nur an die wenigen Individuen vergeben, die mit wahrer Visionskraft einen außergewöhnlichen Beitrag im Bereich des Learnings geleistet haben. Vor 23 Jahren gründete David Wilson Fosway mit seinen unschätzbaren Analysten-Services. Und ob es nun die Arbeit mit den bekanntesten europäischen Organisationen an deren Lernstrategien oder die frei verfügbaren Forschungsergebnisse sind, die L&D-Fachleute dabei helfen, sich im Minenfeld der Trends digitalen Lernens und seiner Technologien zurechtzufinden - er ist weiterhin eine treibende Kraft in unserer Branche - und wir freuen uns sehr, ihn mit der höchsten Anerkennung zu ehren, die das Learning & Performance Institute verleihen kann."

2020 Colin Corder Award Learning and Performance Institute LPI Fosway David WilsonDavid Wilson kommentierte im Hinblick auf seine Auszeichnung: Unsere Arbeit bei Fosway als die Analysten der Branche erfordert Diskretion und Vertrauen. Es ist daher stets mein oberstes Gebot unsere Kunden und die Einsichten unserer Forschungsergebnisse vor jede persönliche Agenda zu stellen. Dann bin ich natürlich überrascht und geehrt den Colin Corder Award des LPIs zu erhalten. Es ist ein Privileg in einer Branche zu arbeiten, die sich so leidenschaftlich um Menschen kümmert und dazu beiträgt ihre Entwicklung, ihre Leistung und ihr Potenzial zu fördern. Die Learning Awards des LPI spielen eine herausragende Rolle bei der Anerkennung außergewöhnlicher Leistungen in unserer Profession und ich bin auch weiterhin genauso begeistert und engagiert dies zu unterstützen wie vor 23 Jahren."

Die Auszeichnung folgt einer Phase starken Wachstums für die Fosway Group, die ihre Analysten-Services auf den Markt für Recruiting-Software ausgeweitet hat und jüngst in einer radikalen Neuklassifizierung des Marktes für Learning Systeme, die Begriffe LMS, NGLE und LXP überflüssig machte, und nun auch international exandiert.

Hier finden Sie weitere Details über Fosways Research-Agenda und wie unsere Analysten Sie unterstützen können. 

In einem Schritt, der die fortschreitende Entwicklung der Learning Systeme im Jahre 2020 und darüber hinaus berücksichtigt, definiert Fosway, Europas führender Analyst im Personalmanagement, den Markt neu, um Unternehmen dabei zu helfen, besser zu verstehen, was sie kaufen. Die Reklassifizierung der Learning-Plattformen in Fosway’s brandneuem 2020er 9-Grid™ für Learning Systeme verabschiedet sich von der Unterscheidung in LMS und NGLE und basiert auf der Analyse, ob eine Lösung eine Learning System Suite oder ein Spezialist ist.

2020 Fosway 9-Grid Learning Systems

Im Jahre 2017 führte Fosway für seine Analyse des Learning-Marktes eine damals neue Unterscheidung ein und trennte Learning Systeme entweder als Learning-Management-System (LMS) oder als Next Generation Learning Environment (NGLE). Dabei hatte sich der HR-Software-Analyst bewusst dazu entschieden, den Begriff Learning Experience Platform oder kurz LXP formal nicht zu verwenden, da es, trotz des damals beginnenden Hypes, nicht als eigene Einkaufskategorie zu sehen ist. Damals hatte Fosway außerdem vorhergesagt, dass sich die Klassifizierung in LMS und NGLE im Zeitverlauf verändern würde, da Lösungsanbieter bereichsübergreifende Funktionalität entwickeln würden, um für eine breitere Menge an Käufern attraktiv zu sein.

Drei Jahre sind vergangen und der Hype wird immer größer, aber für mehr Klarheit sorgt dies nicht. In diesem Zeitraum gab es eine Explosion der Zahl der Anbieter, die die Labels NGLE/ LXP verwenden, um damit moderne Käufer anzusprechen, die durch schlechte Erfahrungen mit ihren Learning-Management-Systemen (LMS) zahlreiche Schrammen davongetragen haben. Diese Plattformen sind ein Mix disruptiver und oftmals neuer Ideen und Wege, wie Lerninhalte in die Fläche gebracht werden können. Was sie aber nicht sind, ist eine eigene Einkaufskategorie. Daher ist die Zeit für eine Reklassifizierung gekommen.

„Was wir in den letzten drei Jahren beobachten konnten ist eine Konvergenz der Lösungen. Traditionelle Learning Management Systeme haben deutlich nachgelegt, was neuartige Funktionen in den Bereichen Erlebnisplattform, Kollaboration oder Gamification betrifft,“ sagt David Wilson, der CEO von Fosway. „Unterdessen haben auf Druck ihrer Kunden auch die neuartigen Lernplattformen traditionelle Funktionen zum Management von Präsenzveranstaltungen oder Compliance in ihre Lösung eingearbeitet. Im Ergebnis bedeutet das, dass sich die beiden Welten in der Mitte getroffen haben, was vielfach große Verwirrung darüber stiftet, was die Begriffe denn nun wirklich bedeuten und welches System Unternehmen einführen sollten, um die interne Weiterbildung voranzubringen.“

Daher verändert Fosway ab 2020 das Fosway 9-Grid™ für Learning Systeme und unterscheidet Suiten und Spezialisten.

Learning System Suiten sind Plattformen, die eine große Bandbreite traditioneller und moderner Ansätze im Bereich Learning unterstützen und miteinander verbinden. Ihr Ziel ist es, alle Kernbereiche abzudecken, inklusive des traditionellen Learning Managements, einer verbesserten Lernerfahrung, sowie alte und neue Lernkanäle gleichermaßen. Sie sind die nächste Evolutionsstufe traditioneller Learning-Management-Systeme (LMS), die um Funktionalitäten des Next-Generation-Learnings ergänzt und in der Learner Experience verbessert wurden. Gleichzeitig ist es aber auch der nächste Evolutionsschritt moderner NGLEs/ LXPs, die um klassische Funktionalität von Learning-Management-Systemen erweitert und zu einer „One Stop Shop“-Lösung für modernes Learning geworden sind.

Learning System Spezialisten sind das Gegenstück dazu. Sie fokussieren sich unverhohlen auf einen einzelnen Funktionsbereich, der eine disruptive Agenda verfolgt und einen hohen Einfluss auf den Erfolg von Unternehmen ausüben kann. Ob es nun darum geht, der beste Anbieter im Bereich Mobile Learning zu sein oder darum, Lerninhalte durch Unterstützung Künstlicher Intelligenz adaptiv zum individuellen Lernfortschritt und Wissensstand anzubieten oder darum, eine vereinheitlichte Lernerfahrung für Inhalte aus unterschiedlichsten Quellen zu schaffen, diese Spezialisten bieten ein fokussiertes Wertversprechen und haben den Anspruch, führend in ihrem Spezialgebiet zu sein. Spezialisten werden in den seltensten Fällen das einzige Learning System in einer Organisation sein. Sie decken nicht alle Bereiche ab, die ein Unternehmen benötigt, um die Weiterbildung und das Lernen ihrer Mitarbeiter zu unterstützen, zu planen und zu steuern. Stattdessen ist das Ziel der Spezialisten, disruptiv auf die Suiten zu wirken und einen deutlich höheren Wertbeitrag in einer Einzeldisziplin moderner Weiterbildung zu bieten.

„Es war uns bereits seit einiger Zeit klar, dass wir Käufern größere Klarheit im Hinblick auf Learning Systeme geben mussten,“ sagt David Wilson. „Unser Ziel ist es, Käufern dabei zu helfen den Markthype zu durchdringen und herauszufinden, was die wirklichen Prioritäten für sie selbst sind, was in ihrem Learning-Ökosystem fehlt, und welche Anbieter sie am besten unterstützen können.“

Das 2020er Fosway 9-Grid™ für Digital Learning wird ebenfalls heute veröffentlicht. Es reflektiert einen sich stetig diversifzierenden Markt, in dem mehr Lösungsoptionen zur Verfügung stehen, als jemals zuvor. Neben den Themen Künstliche Intelligenz, Personalisierung, der kontinuierlichen Dominanz videobasierter Lösungen und der stärkeren Einbindung von Lerninhalten in die Arbeitsprozesse, betrachtet der Trendbericht ein dynamisches, aber zunehmend komplexer werdendes Angebot für L&D Teams.

Beide Berichte stehen online kostenfrei zum Download zur Verfügung. Weitere Informationen geben die Fosway Analysten persönlich in der Fosway Analyst Lounge (Stand P40) auf der Learning Technologies London am 12 und 13. Februar 2020.

Heute startete unsere jährliche Studie zu den Realitäten im Digital Learning, die unter Federführung der Fosway Group, dem führenden europäischen Analysten im Bereich Personalmanagement, und der Learning Technologies, Europas größtem Event zum Workplace-Learning stattfindet. Die Studienreihe wird jetzt im fünften aufeinander folgenden Jahr durchgeführt. Teilnehmer sind Fachkräfte im Bereich Learning und Entwicklung, die ihre Meinungen zum aktuellen Stand des Digital Learning austauschen und ihre Erfahrungen mit denen anderer Organisationen weltweit vergleichen möchten.

Jedes Jahr wirken über 1000 eingeladene Teilnehmer mit. Die dabei erfassten Daten liefern wichtige Hinweise auf das Geschehen im Markt. Auch Anbieter haben die Möglichkeit, ihre Erkenntnisse einzubringen.

Hauptschwerpunkt der Studien für 2020 liegt auf der Entwicklung von Skills und dem Thema „Skill Gap“, als einem der wesentlichsten aktuellen Herausforderungen im L&D. Außerdem werden Investitionen in Digital Learning, das Wachstum von NGLE-und Learning-Experience-Plattformen (LXP), Microlearning und Video Learning betrachtet, ebenso wie neu entstehende Trends wie beispielsweise das Thema Learning Experience. Das Ziel ist, Marktkenntnisse und Daten anzubieten, die nirgendwo anders verfügbar sind.

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, dazu: „Learning-Technologie ist noch immer von viel Hype umgeben. Natürlich ist es wichtig, neue Innovationen zu untersuchen, aber wirklich ausschlaggebend für L&D und die Organisation der es dient, sind jedoch diejenigen Lösungen, die eine echten Impact entfalten und einen positiven Einfluss auf die Performance der Mitarbeiter haben.“

Weiterhin meint er: „Wir wissen, dass Digital Learning als Zugangsmöglichkeit und zur Unterstützung von Weiterbildung ein immer stärkerer Trend wird. Uns ist auch klar, wie wichtig es für Mitarbeiter ist, sich und ihre Skills im Rahmen des Arbeitsalltags weiterzuentwickeln. Das Verständnis dafür, wie Organisationen dies optimal ausschöpfen können ist absolut erfolgskritisch, vor dem Hintergrund eines zunehmenden Skill Gaps und der Tatsache, dass das Recruitment und die Bindung der besten Kandidaten und Mitarbeiter in einem turbulenten wirtschaftlichen Umfeld noch immer zentrale Herausforderungen darstellen.“

Learning Technologies Event Director Mark Penton dazu: „Weltweit haben L&D-Experten inzwischen sowohl die positiven als auch die negativen Seiten des Digital Learning erlebt. Die Möglichkeit, sich über diese Erfahrungen auszutauschen und zu verstehen, was funktioniert und was nicht, ist Jahr um Jahr durch die Studien zu den Realitäten des digitalen Lernens gegeben. Wir freuen uns sehr, auch 2020 wieder gemeinsam mit Fosway Group zu arbeiten und Daten bereitzustellen, die allen Akteuren im Learning weltweit zugutekommen und uns als Branche zu weiteren Fortschritten verhelfen.“

Füllen Sie jetzt die Befragung aus, um teilzunehmen..

Die Ergebnisse werden auf der Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London am 12. und 13. Februar 2020 bekanntgegeben. Analysen und Aktualisierungen finden im Anschluss über das ganze Jahr hinweg statt.

Die Ergebnisse der Studie zu den Realitäten des digitalen Lernens 2019 sind weiterhin hier erhältlich..

Fosway Group, der führende europäische Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement,veröffentlicht heute seine neuen 2019er Fosway 9-Grids™ sowohl für Cloud HCM (Human Capital Management) als auch Talentmanagement-Systeme.

2019 Fosway 9-Grid Talent Management_LgeDie Fosway 9-Grids™ hilft dabei den Markt für Next-Gen-HR, Learning, Talentmanagement und Recruiting im Hinblick auf die Anbieterseite zu entschlüsseln. Es unterstützt Führungskräfte im HR Bereich bessere Entscheidungen beim Kauf von Softwarelösungen zu treffen. Beim Fosway 9-Grid handelt es sich um die einzige unabhängige Analyse, die sich speziell an Personalentscheider in Europa richtet und hilft, verschiedene Lösungen marktweit aufgrund ihrer Performance, ihres Potenzials, ihrer Marktpräsenz, ihrer Gesamtbetriebskosten (TCO) und ihrer zu erwartenden zukünftigen Entwicklung zu vergleichen.

"Die Cloud hat sich als Standardumgebung von Personalsoftware etabliert. Mit ihr lassen sich die Personalarbeit transformieren und bessere Ergebnisse im Kerngeschäft erzielen, einfachere Prozesse umsetzen und das Engagement der Mitarbeiter steigern," kommentiert David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group. "Des Weiteren sind aufkommende Technologien wie Künstliche Intelligenz, Machine Learning und People Analytics echte Game-Changer im HR. In der Konsequenz bedeutet dass: die Investitionen in Personalsoftware steigen kontinuierlich und und Anbieter müssen sich schnell anpassen, um im Wettlauf um Kunden und bestehen zu können."

Er fährt fort: "Das Jahr 2019 bringt ein massives Update des 9-Grids™ für Talentmanagement, welches das Wachstum und die Disruption in diesem Marktsegment widerspiegelt. Zum ersten Mal haben wir Spezialisten mitaufgenommen, die sich auf einen spezifischen Bereich des Mitarbeiterlebenszyklusses fokussieren, wie z.B. das Engagement. Spezialisten unterscheiden sich im 9-Grid™ von Talentmanagement-Suite-Anbietern und betonen den zunehmenden Einfluss, den Spezialisten bei Unternehmenskäufern haben. Beide neuen 9-Grids™ enthalten außerdem neue Spieler im Markt. Die Fosway Analyse reflektiert außerdem, wie Anbieter auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen der Personalbereiche europäischer Unternehmen reagieren."

Das Fosway 9-Grid™ ist mittlerweile in der sechsten jährlichen Iteration verfügbar und basiert auf den unabhängigen Forschungsergebnissen und Analysen, die Fosway mit seinem Corporate Research Network durchführt, und beinhaltet zudem die Ergebnisse aus Marktprofilen, Briefingaktivitäten und Kundenfeedback.

Jedes Fosway 9-Grid™ wird von einem Analystenbericht begleitet, der tiefer auf die Trends und den Kontext des jeweiligen Marktsegmentes eingeht. Laden Sie noch heute die kostenlosen, unabhängigen 9-Grids™ für Cloud HCM und Talent Management herunter, inklusive der Marktkommentare und Lösungstrends, indem Sie auf diesen Link klicken.

Das erste Interim 9-Grid™ für Recruiting wurde bereits zu Anfang des Monats veröffentlicht. Die Fosway 9-Grids™ für Learning Systeme und Digital Learning werden außerdem im Januar 2020 neu aufgelegt.

Fosway Group, der führende europäische Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement, sucht zwei neue Kolleginnen oder Kollegen für Schlüsselrollen in seiner laufend wachsenden Organisation. Gesucht werden ein HCM Analyst und ein Service Delivery Manager.

Fosway hat seinen Firmensitz in Gloucestershire und arbeitet als ein virtuelles Team. Die Rolle ist als Heimarbeitsplatz konzipiert. Bewerbungen aus ganz Großbritannien sind willkommen.

Lesen Sie hier die vollständigen Beschreibungen und bewerben Sie sich. 

Fosway Group, der führende europäische Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement, stellt heute erstmals den neuen Fosway 9-Grid™ 2019 für Recruitment vor. Dieser ist als Zwischenbericht über den europäischen Markt für Recruitment-Software konzipiert. Der Fokus liegt auf den Lösungen, die Enterprise-Kunden zur Unterstützung ihrer Recruitment-Prozesse auswählen.

INTERIM 2019 Fosway 9-Grid Talent AcquisitionDie 9-Grids™ basieren auf Beiträgen von den über 200 Organisationen in Fosways Corporate Research Network, zusätzlich zu 1:1-Briefings und einem gründlichen Datensammlungsprozess mit Anbietern. Sie bieten eine einzigartige Übersicht von Daten in fünf Schlüsselbereichen: Performance, Potenzial, Marktpräsenz, Gesamtbetriebskosten (TCO) und zu erwartende zukünftige Entwicklung der Anbieter und Lösungen. Damit sollen die für Organisationen verfügbaren Lieferantenoptionen entmystifiziert und Recruitment-Experten geholfen werden, bei Investitionen in HR-Technologie bessere Kaufentscheidungen zu treffen.

Im 9-Grid™ für Recruitment wird in der Analyse zwischen Suite- und Spezialisten-Lösungen unterschieden. Suite-Lösungen beinhalten typischerweise Funktionalitäten, die eine breitere Vielfalt von Recruitment-Funktion unterstützen und bieten manchmal sogar umfassendere Funktionalität für das Talentmanagement. Spezialisten-Lösungen hingegen unterstützen in der Regel weniger und gezieltere Funktionen, beispielsweise das Management von Candidate Relationship Marketing.

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, erklärt: „Unsere Studien zu den Realitäten im HR zeigen, dass Recruitment jetzt von fast allen Unternehmen als strategische geschäftliche Herausforderung und Priorität im Top-Management gesehen wird. Bei vielen großen Unternehmen sind die vorhandenen Recruitment-Lösungen veraltet und nicht mehr zwecktauglich. Es gab massive Innovationen der Technologie und der Lösungen der Anbieter. Hinzu kommt, dass 53 % aller Unternehmen investieren jetzt mehr in ihr Recruitment investieren. Die Mehrzahl von Systemerneuerungen der kommenden zwei Jahre entfällt auf die beiden Bereiche Recruitment und Onboarding.“

Er fährt fort: „Weiterhin machte der Mangel an fundiertem, objektivem Wissen über Recruitment-Lösungen den Bereich zu einer Priorität für Fosways Analystenstudien. Diese Zwischenanalyse ist die einzig verfügbare, auf Europa ausgerichtete Analystenstudie. Sie bietet uns darüber hinaus Gelegenheit, Fosways Ansicht eines in hohem Maß fragmentierten, sich rapide ändernden und äußerst wettbewerbsstarken Marktes mit anderen zu teilen. Wir beabsichtigen, den kompletten 9-Grid™-Bericht für Recruitment im April 2020 zu veröffentlichen und dann jährlich zu aktualisieren.“

Das Fosway 9-Grid™ für Recruitment wird durch einen Analystenbericht unterlegt, in dem auch die grundlegenden Lösungs- und Markttrends dargestellt werden. Laden Sie Ihre kostenlose Kopie des Berichts hier herunter.

Darüber hinaus werden Ende dieses Monats die jährlich erscheinenden Fosway 9-Grids™ für Cloud HCM und Talentmanagementsysteme herausgegeben. Beide Berichte sind online verfügbar. Kopien aller Fosway 9-Grids™ sind außerdem während David Wilsons Präsentation auf der UNLEASH World am 22. und 23. Oktober 2019 erhältlich.

Fosway freut sich, HR-Experten zur Teilnahme an seiner jährlichen Studie zu den Realitäten im HR einzuladen, die jetzt begonnen hat. Der einzige paneuropäische Überblick über HR-Technologie und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Zukunft am Arbeitsplatz findet jetzt im sechsten aufeinanderfolgenden Jahr statt.

Die Studie deckt unter anderem Themen ab, wie strategische Herausforderungen im HR, jetzige und künftige Investitionen, den Hype um künstliche Intelligenz (KI) und die wachsende Rolle von Analytics. Die in Studien zu den Realitäten im HR generierten Daten bieten Erkenntnisse, die nirgendwo anders verfügbar sind.

Hunderte von Organisationen und Unternehmen beteiligen sich an der Studie, die den Hype durchdringt und die wirklichen Prioritäten im Bereich der HR-Technologie für das kommende Jahr aufzeigt. Die Daten für das letzte Jahr sind hier noch immer online verfügbar.

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, meint: „Angesichts zunehmender Innovationen in der HR-Technologie ist es wichtiger denn je, zu verstehen, was wirklich nötig ist, damit HR sich weiterentwickelt und die sich ändernden Bedürfnisse von Mitarbeitern erfüllt. Es gibt neue Tools und Systeme, die rein theoretisch vielversprechend aussehen. Ausschlaggebend ist jedoch, zu verstehen, wie sie Ihrer Organisation in der Realität helfen.“

Die Studie läuft jetzt und ist hier zugänglich. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme, und darauf, in diesem Herbst die Ergebnisse bekanntzugeben.

Fosway Group, der führende europäische Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement, stellt heute seine NEUEN Fosway 9-Grids™ 2019 für Learning Systeme und Digital Learning vor. Die Berichte bieten den einzigen unabhängigen Überblick dieser Märkte für Learning-Techologie in Europa.

2019 Fosway 9-Grid Learning Systems
Die 9-Grids™ basieren auf Beiträgen von den über 150 Organisationen in Fosways Corporate Research Network, zusätzlich zu 1:1-Briefings und einem gründlichen Datenerhebungsprozess mit Lösungsanbietern. Sie bieten eine einzigartige Übersicht von Daten in fünf Schlüsselbereichen: Performance, Potenzial, Marktpräsenz, Gesamtbetriebskosten (TCO) und zu erwartende zukünftige Entwicklungen. Damit sollen die für Organisationen verfügbaren Lieferantenoptionen entmystifiziert und Learning-Experten geholfen werden, fundierte Entscheidungen über ihre Lösungsauswahl und Anforderungen zu treffen.

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, dazu: „Das Wachstum im Markt für Learning-Technologie zeigt keine Anzeichen von Abschwächung. Investitionen werden erwartungsgemäß steigen. Organisationen stehen unter Druck, agiler zu werden, mehr digital anzubieten und größere Wertschöpfung und geschäftliche Wirkung zu realisieren. Kluge Investitionen mit den besten Erfolgschancen sind wichtiger als je zuvor. Und diese Art Informationen zur Unterstützung der Entscheidungen über künftige Innovationen und Technologieanschaffungen sind für Käufer nirgendwo anders verfügbar.“

Er fährt fort: „Unsere Klassifizierung von Next-Gen-Learning-Umgebungen (NGLEs) und Lernmanagementsystemen (LMS) ist beispielsweise konzipiert, um L&D-Experten beim Unterscheiden zwischen den Optionen im Markt für Lernsysteme zu helfen. Spezifisch sind hier Learning-Experience-Plattformen (LXPs) und Learning Record Stores (LRS) zu nennen, ebenso wie der übrige Markthype, der in den letzten Jahren entstand. Inzwischen entwickelt sich das Digital Learning weiter. Es geht nicht mehr ausschließlich um e-Learning-Content, sondern beispielsweise auch um soziales Lernen und die Integration von Lernen in den Arbeitsablauf. Darin zeigt sich die Vielfalt der Lösungen, die L&D-Teams heute zur Verfügung stehen.“

Jedes Fosway 9-Grid™ wird durch einen Analystenbericht unterlegt, in dem einige der übergreifenden Trends und Zusammenhänge des jeweiligen Marktes dargestellt sind. Laden Sie hier Ihre kostenlosen Berichte für Learning Systeme und Digital Learning herunter, einschließlich unserer Kommentare zu Märkten und Lösungstrends.

Die Fosway 9-Grids™ sind außerdem in der Fosway Analyst Lounge auf der Learning Technologies France am 30. und 31. Januar und auf der Learning Technologies London am 13. und 14. Februar 2019 verfügbar.

Die Ergebnisse einer von der Fosway Group und SumTotal Systems gemeinsam durchgeführten Studie bringt viele Denkanstöße mit sich. Einerseits hebt sie hervor, was in EMEA die Effektivität im Talentmanagement und in der Personalentwicklung vorantreibt, aber vielleicht noch wichtiger sind Hinweise darauf, was nicht funktioniert. Dies kann Personalbereichen bei der digitalen Transformation ihres Funktionsbereichs die Richtung weisen.

Der Studienbericht „Talentmanagement und Mitarbeiterentwicklung in der Praxis: Ein Aufruf zum Handeln“ baut auf den Ergebnissen von Sum Totals Zusammenarbeit mit der Fosway Group 2017 auf. Schwerpunkte der Studie waren die Zukunft des Arbeitslebens, sich verändernde Muster und transformationale Technologie. In dieser neuen Studie werden die technologischen Herausforderungen und die Innovationsinvestitionen untersucht, die nötig sind, um das Recruitment, die Entwicklung und die Bindung von Mitarbeitern zu unterstützen. Die Befunde basieren unter anderem auf Erfahrungen und Erkenntnissen von HR- und Talentexperten in EMEA, und werden mit Daten unterlegt, die aus Fosways laufenden HR- und Talentmanagement-Studien stammen. Der vollständige Bericht kann hier heruntergeladen werden.
Die Ergebnisse zeigen auf, dass in einer Umgebung, in der Recruitment, Weiterbildung und Mitarbeiterengagement die größten Vorteile bieten, die diesen Prozessen zugrundeliegende Technologie aber den Anforderungen der Personalbereiche nicht gerecht wird. So verlassen sich etwa ein Drittel der Befragten (33 Prozent) nach wie vor auf Spreadsheets, um Recruitment, Talentmanagement- und Personalentwicklungsprozesse zu managen. Etwa ein Fünftel (21 Prozent) sind nicht imstande, einen konkreten Wert dieser Prozesse nachzuweisen.

Positiver ist, dass laut Bericht fast 80 Prozent der Organisationen höhere Investitionen in HR- und Talentmanagement-Technologie planen. Der Bericht zeigt auch auf, dass Onboarding, Recruitment, Performance Management, Analytics und L&D die Zugpferde sind. Fast die Hälfte der Befragten (45 Prozent) glauben, dass künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik schon in weniger als zwei Jahren in ihrer HR-Organisation wirklich bedeutsam sein werden.

„Die Veränderung im Arbeitsleben und bei den Erwerbstätigen ist weiterhin ein wesentlicher Faktor. Zudem haben Unternehmen Schwierigkeiten, ihre Personalentwicklungsstrategien schnell genug anzupassen, um dem stetig wachsenden Fachkräftemangel entgegenzuwirken“, erklärt David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group. „Diese Studien heben hervor, wie dringend schnellere Innovation im HR, Talentmanagement und Learning erforderlich ist, damit die Ergebnisse von Talentprozessen mit den tatsächlichen Business-Prioritäten abgeglichen werden können.“

Weitere Schlüsselbefunde sind unter anderem:
• Organisationen machen bei der Transformation von Talentmanagement nicht annähernd genug Fortschritte. Fast alle Befragten (96 Prozent) haben die Vorteile, die durch die digitale Transformation möglich sind, noch nicht voll umgesetzt.
• Nur 9 Prozent aller Organisationen glauben, dass ihre Technologien zur Unterstützung des Talentmanagements für die moderne Belegschaft bereit sind. Etwas mehr als 20 Prozent gaben sogar an, dass ihre Talentmanagementsysteme überhaupt nicht für die moderne Belegschaft bereit seien.
• Für die Optimierung des Talentmanagements verwendeten etwa die Hälfte der befragten Organisationen entweder Spreadsheets oder gar nichts.
• Das Unvermögen der Personalfunktion, die Wertschöpfung durch HR-Aktivitäten für die tatsächlichen geschäftlichen Ergebnisse zum Ausdruck zu bringen, wird den Erfolg dieses Bereichs langfristig behindern:
– Weniger als die Hälfte der Befragten (44 Prozent) messen die Wirkung ihrer Talentstrategien auf die taktischen Geschäftsziele;
– Nur ein Viertel (25 Prozent) identifizieren die Wirkung ihrer Talentmanagement- und Recruitment-Ansätze auf die individuelle oder die Teamleistung; und
– Etwa ein Fünftel (21 Prozent) haben kein Maß für den Erfolg ihrer Aktivitäten im Bereich Talent Management und Recruitment.
• Etwa drei Viertel (76 Prozent) erwarten einen Zuwachs an HR-Technologie und -Innovation. Investitionen nehmen in allen Bereichen von HR-IT zu.

Die gemeinsame Studie zeigt auf, dass im L&D zusätzliche Fähigkeiten und Qualifikationen notwendig sind, um die digitale Transformation mitvollziehen und das Engagement der Lernenden verbessern zu können.

Fosway Group, der führende europäische Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement, und 360Learning, eine Learning-Engagement-Plattform, auf der Führungskräfte und Lernende gemeinsam eine durchgehende Lernumgebung schaffen, kündigten heute die Herausgabe ihres neuen Studienberichts mit dem Titel „Die Rolle von L&D im digitalen Zeitalter“ an.

Die Studie wurden gemeinsam mit Learning-Experten weltweit durchgeführt. Ziel war es, die Veränderungen in der Branche vor dem Hintergrund der digitalen Transformation zu verstehen.

Die Geschwindigkeit von Technologieinnovationen wirkt sich heutzutage auf jeden Sektor aus, besonders jedoch auf Learning & Development. Was dereinst fast ausschließlich in Seminarräumen stattfand, gewinnt jetzt mit dem anhaltenden Wachstum des digitalen Lernens zunehmend an Vielfalt und Komplexität. Diese Studie untersucht die neuen Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten, die Learning-Experten brauchen, um effektiv innerhalb des Gesamtunternehmens zu arbeiten und Organisationsziele zu erreichen. Die Studie beschäftigt sich zudem mit den Chancen der Veränderung und was dieser Change in praktischer Hinsicht künftig für L&D-Experten bedeuten könnten.

„In dieser Studie haben wir festgestellt, dass L&D-Teams kein Vertrauen in die eigenen digitalen Fähigkeiten haben“, erklärt Camille Charaudeau, VP, Strategy bei 360Learning, „und das gerade zu einer Zeit, in der die Weiterentwicklung ein ausschlaggebendes Unterscheidungsmerkmal für Mitarbeiter und Performance einer Organisation sein könnte.“

David Wilson, CEO der Fosway Group, dazu: „Es ist leicht, sich in den Details von Learning-Technologie zu verlieren, wenn man die Auswirkungen der digitalen Transformation auf L&D betrachtet. Im Grunde genommen ist jedoch der digitale Wandel ein Katalysator, mit dem die Personalentwicklung ein strategischerer Ansatz verfolgen und einen Beitrag zu einer verbesserten Wertschöpfung geben kann, ganz zu schweigen von einer besseren Abstimmung mit den täglichen Gegebenheiten und Prioritäten des Business.“ Weiterhin meint er: „Es ist die Verknüpfung der richtigen Systeme zusammen mit diesem neu-gedachten Ansatz über die Rolle von Personalentwicklung, die dafür sorgen kann, dass dieser Bereich im digitalen Zeitalter eine wichtige, treibende und integrale Rolle im Herzen jeder Organisation spielen wird.“

Der Studienbericht ist jetzt online zum Herunterladen verfügbar..

Der Hype über die Zukunft des Marktes für digitales Lernen überschwemmt uns: Künstliche Intelligenz, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality sind nur einige Schlagwörter. Aber auf was sollten sich L&D Teams fokussieren, um auch zukünftig zum Erfolg ihrer Organisationen beitragen zu können? Unsere heute eröffnete Studie zielt darauf ab die Realität im digitalen Lernen ans Tageslicht zu bringen, insbesondere:

• Die kritischen Treiber und Trends
• Wer nutzt heutzutage welche Technologie
• Wie ist der Markt zu verstehen und wie können Anbieter gemanaged werden

Mit weltweit mehr als 1.300 Teilnehmern im letzten Jahr, gehen die Studien zu den Realitäten im Digital Learning, die unter Führung der Fosway Group, Europas führendem Analysten für Personalmanagement, und der Learning Technologies, Europas führendem Event zum Lernen am Arbeitsplatz, durchgeführt wird, mittlerweile in ihr viertes Jahr.

David Wilson, der CEO der Fosway Group meint dazu: "Es gibt einen niemals enden wollenden Strom an Vorhersagen darüber, was das "Next Big Thing" in der Branche werden wird. In dem einen Jahr ist es ein neuer Typ von Lerninhalten oder eine neue Technologie, in einem anderen ist es eine neue Lernmethode, die die Welt des Lernens zu revolutionieren scheint! Um auch weiterhin sicher im Markt navigieren zu können, müssen L&D Teams in der Lage sein, den Hype zu durchdringen."

Zusätzlich meint er: "Wir wissen, dass L&D Teams unsere unabhängigen Studien wertschätzen und unsere Daten zeigen alljährlich, was in den Unternehmen eingesetzt wird, aber auch was sie in Zukunft einsetzen werden, um ihre digitale Transformation zu unterstützen.

Mark Penton, Event Director bei Learning Technologies UK kommentierte: "Es gibt mehr als 10.000 L&D Verantwortliche weltweit, die Mitglied unserer Community für Learning und Skills sind. Dank unserer gemeinsam mit Fosway durchgeführten Studie können wir ihnen weltweite Einblicke bieten, wie sie bessere Entscheidungen im Bereich Digital Learning treffen können. Wir freuen uns bereits darauf zu sehen, welche Ergebnisse unsere Studie dieses Jahr ans Licht bringen wird."

Um an der Befragung teilzunehmen, verwenden Sie bitte diesen Link.Teilnehmer an der Umfrage haben exklusiven Zugang zu den Ergebnissen. Die Headlines werden exklusiv auf der Learning Technologies UK in London am 13. und 14. Februar 2019 vorgestellt.

Fosway Group, der führende Analyst im Bereich Personalmanagement in Europa hat seine Analyse des Marktes für Recruiting-Technologie angekündigt. Fosway startet seine Studienreihe mit einer aktuellen Einschätzung der Recruitment-Branche in einem kostenloses Bericht. Gleichzeitig hat Fosway im Vorhinein bestätigt, im Jahre 2019 ein 9-Grid für Recruiting™ veröffentlichen zu wollen.

Nach den Ergebnissen der Studien des Analysten gehen 87% der Organisationen davon aus, dass der "Skill Gap" noch größer werden wird. Gleichzeitig wird es zusehends schwieriger, diese Lücken mit den richtigen Personen zur richtigen Zeit zu schließen. Unterdessen bleibt es das Schicksal vieler Kandidaten schlechte oder frustrierende Erfahrungen im Bewerbungsprozess zu erleben, obwohl Recruiting-Technologie stets verbessert und erweitert wird.

David Wilson, der Fosway CEO meinte: "In all den Jahren, in denen Fosway seine Studien durchführt haben wir noch nie ein so großes Mandat für Veränderung gesehen, wie bei Bewerbermanagement und Recruiting-Technologien. Viele Bewerbungsprozesse sind derzeit nicht ihrem Ziel angemessen und sind nicht in der Lage, die Herausforderungen zu meistern, vor denen viele Organisationen stehen. Daher liegt im Bereich Recruiting eindeutig eine Priorität für weiteres Investment und technologische Innovation, denn im War for Talent haben nur wenige Unternehmen die Mittel oder die Munition um angemessen in die Kampf um die Talente zu ziehen."

Er fuhr fort: " Wir haben diesen Markt bereits seit einiger Zeit beobachtet und analysiert. Allerdings reicht es jetzt nicht mehr nur eine Meinung zu haben, denn es ist Zeit unsere Daten mit HR Führungskräften zu teilen und ihnen Handlungsempfehlungen zu geben, die es ihnen ermöglichen einige der Herausforderungen im modernen Recruiting zu meistern. Außerdem hat unsere Arbeiter zum neuen Fosway 9-Grid™ für Recruiting bereits begonnen, und in einem so ausgewachsenen, wettbewerbsintensiven und fragmentierten Markt wird dies bestimmt für interessante Lektüre sorgen."

Die erste Fosway-Studie im Bereich Talent Acquisition betracht die aktuellen Herausforderungen von Organisationen und steht jetzt zum Download zur Verfügung..

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, and UNLEASH have released new joint research headlines into the realities of HR across the corporate landscape of Europe.

With input from 500+ senior HR leaders, from predominantly enterprise organisations across Europe, the research highlights the changing face of HR today, and looks ahead to the landscape of tomorrow. It explores strategic HR challenges, future HR skills and investment, plus Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics and the growing role of automation.

“What is fascinating about the reality of HR today is the cumulative impact of change; the ongoing war for talent, the challenge of creating strong people experiences, the pure speed of technology development…all of these forces are converging and piling the pressure on HR.“ said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “There is also no doubt now that AI will be a huge part of whether or not HR is fit for the future. 95% of respondents see AI as impacting their strategy and 45% believe it will be ‘truly significant’ in less than two years. But as well as offering new answers, the advent of the AI era will further magnify stresses on HR, maybe to breaking point.”

He continues, “This year’s data highlights the need for a new and more agile approach. Conservative HR strategies simply aren’t going to cut it going forwards, because by the time the ink is dry, things will have moved on. Increasing business agility is now the #2 business driver for 86% of HR professionals, second only to increasing performance and profitability. The days of software deployments taking 18+ months are rapidly becoming a distant memory. Moving at the pace of the business, particularly where HR technology is concerned, is now a must.”

Peter Russell, director of UNLEASH comments, “There is a lot of hype about the changing face of HR and the possible impact of AI and automation. But this research gets to the core of why these are important areas for HR professionals to understand. The challenge isn’t that bots and automation are undermining HR jobs, it is actually about the need for HR to evolve, embrace the future of work and focus on how what it does can be reimagined to fit the future of work. And as always, we are delighted to share this research with our global community of HR leaders and exclusively launch the results at our World Conference and Expo in Amsterdam.”

The 2018-19 headlines, infographics and reports are available to download here.

This research highlights HR’s increasingly strategic role within organisations and how they can best leverage and apply the available technology by:

  • Understanding better the overall business challenges
  • Becoming more agile
  • Using high quality data analytics more effectively
  • Preparing for a digital ready culture

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, today unveiled its new 2018 Fosway 9-Grids™ for both Cloud HCM (Human Capital Management) und Integrated Talent Management (ITM).

2018 Fosway 9-Grid - Cloud HCMDie Fosway 9-Grids™ hilft dabei den Markt für Next-Gen-HR, Learning, Talentmanagement und Recruiting im Hinblick auf die Anbieterseite zu entschlüsseln. Es unterstützt Führungskräfte im HR Bereich bessere Entscheidungen beim Kauf von Softwarelösungen zu treffen. Beim Fosway 9-Grid handelt es sich um die einzige unabhängige Analyse, die sich speziell an Personalentscheider in Europa richtet und hilft, verschiedene Lösungen marktweit aufgrund ihrer Performance, ihres Potenzials, ihrer Marktpräsenz, ihrer Gesamtbetriebskosten (TCO) und ihrer zu erwartenden zukünftigen Entwicklung zu vergleichen.

“At an overall level, HR is trying to evolve to deal with big changes in work and in the workforce” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “Moving HR into the Cloud and engaging with strategic HR processes in a connected way with a great employee experience is no longer just optional. Customers using Cloud HCM platforms are three time more likely to report value for money than traditional HR systems, and maybe more importantly, are also able to be much more agile. New innovations in people analytics and artificial intelligence will only accelerate this further in the future.”

He continues, “Meanwhile, the value of talent management to organisations against a backdrop of skills shortages continues to increase. In 2018 and beyond, managing talent is not just another HR process, it is the vehicle for delivering an organisation’s Employee Value Proposition (EVP). Both these new 2018 Fosway 9-Grids™ reflect the changing nature of the markets, with new inclusions and new positioning that reflect how suppliers are working to really tackle today’s HR challenges.”

Das Fosway 9-Grid™ ist mittlerweile in der sechsten jährlichen Iteration verfügbar und basiert auf den unabhängigen Forschungsergebnissen und Analysen, die Fosway mit seinem Corporate Research Network durchführt, und beinhaltet zudem die Ergebnisse aus Marktprofilen, Briefingaktivitäten und Kundenfeedback.

Each Fosway 9-Grid™ is accompanied by an analyst report, outlining the broader trends and context in each market. The free reports for both Cloud HCM und Integrated Talent Management, including market commentaries and solution trends, are available to download now.

The Fosway 9-Grids™ for Learning Systeme und Digital Learning are also updated annually in January.

David Perring, director of research at Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, will share the latest digital learning insights in the keynote address at this week’s Digital Learning Disruption event in Dubai.

David Perring Digital Learning Insights DubaiHosted by Biz Group – UAE, the annual event focuses on bringing new trends and research to learning and development professionals based across the Middle East. Perring’s keynote will explore the realities of digital learning today and the opportunities presented by the digital transformation of businesses across the world, including:

  • The learning technologies people are using today and what they plan to use tomorrow
  • How to put digital learning technology into context
  • The implications of digital disruption for your learning strategy, systems and content

Perring commented, ‘The world of work is changing radically. Work is being transformed by new digital revolution. A shift in demographics is changing the balance of worker expectations. The global war for talent is intensifying. Against a back drop of shifts in economics, politics and legalisation, what does it take for L&D to be fit for the future?’

‘Many organisations are in the process of a digital transformation of their L&D. But from what we see, much of that is tinkering around the edges rather than truly redefining what L&D is and truly transforming their approach to be ready for the changes and challenges of the future. There is much to learn and there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in L&D.’

He continues, ‘And that’s why I’m excited about having a chance to discover whats happening in the Middle East, share the lessons learned from our global research and explore how learning professionals in this region can seize the opportunities that are emerging from digital learning.’

Hazel Jackson, CEO of Biz Group added, ‘We’re committed to bringing the very latest L&D trends to our audience and the Middle East region, so it’s a privilege to host David Perring as our keynote speaker. Not only will we hear new analysis and research data, but crucially our attendees will have the unique opportunity to workshop David’s practical insights and take away their own unique action plan from the event.’

If you would like more detail about the Digital Learning Disruption event, e-mail info@bizgroup.ae

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and Learning Analyst, tackles transforming learning in the digital age in his keynote session at this month’s EMEA Perspectives 2018. The annual EMEA conference, hosted by Skillsoft, SumTotal and Percipio, takes place in London on 14 May 2018.

David Wilson CEO Fosway Group Skillsoft SumTotal EMEA PerspectivesDrawing on Fosway’s current research across HR, talent and learning, Wilson’s session addresses a key challenge facing organisations today. His keynote will explore:

•    The secrets to L&D becoming a truly digital function
•    Why digital learning and development can be pivotal to your organisation’s success
•    How the shift to digital helps bridge skills gaps
•    The tools and technologies you’ll be using – from AI to analytics
•    The implications for your current learning systems and content

Explained Wilson, ‘Everyone seems to be talking about the digital transformation of learning. But simply creating more digital content or resources is not enough. Success is about thinking digital first across the talent lifecycle – from attracting and acquiring the best new talent, to developing and retaining your people through seamless and engaging learning experiences.’

He continued ‘Fosway’s research is focused on looking at the realities facing HR, talent and learning professionals today. Innovation and new technologies are exciting, but the bigger story is really around the opportunity to reposition learning as a more strategic part of the business agenda. And I’m looking forward to leading on this at EMEA Perspectives 2018.’

Steve Wainwright, Managing Director EMEA, Skillsoft & SumTotal Systems commented, ‘We’re delighted to announce David Wilson as our keynote speaker at this year’s EMEA Perspectives event. David’s unique insights in how to harness the power of digital learning effectively within our customers’ organisations will be a compelling part of this year’s event, which expects to attract over 250 L&D leaders from all over EMEA.’

More details about Perspectives 2018 event can be found here: http://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2018EMEA/

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and Learning Analyst, announces the appointment of its director of research, David Perring, to the international advisory board of the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI). He joins a select group of influential business leaders helping to shape and develop the LPI’s strategy for the global learning community. David Perring_director of research_Fosway Group

With over 30 years’ experience at the forefront of learning innovation, Perring has a unique view of L&D based on his time as practitioner and as an analyst. In his role as director of research, he independently explores the experiences of learning professionals and suppliers, to understand the realities of what’s really happening in organisations today, and what is helping them make a difference.

The appointment brings this depth of insight to the LPI’s mission to promote, empower and support best practice in workplace learning and its impact on organisational performance.

Perring explains, ‘Today we seem to be entering a genuine step change in our profession. As big as I have seen since I first became an LPI member 20 years ago. And with such seismic shifts coming in how we work, and learn I am really excited about working the Advisory Board to help shape the future. It’s an absolute privilege.’

CEO of the LPI, Edmund Monk comments, ‘We’re delighted to have David as part of our Advisory Board. His wealth of experience and enthusiasm for transforming learning will add great value to our members across the world. Plus, his analysis and insights from Fosway’s research add a new dimension to a profession that really needs the right data and informed decision making to move forward.’

Perring’s tenure on the Advisory Board kicked off at the Spring meeting of the LPI’s Learning Network in London where he led a lively discussion on ‘Digging into the realities of digital learning’. The presentation can be accessed here. For further information on the Advisory Board and its work, visit the LPI website.

New research opened today which aims to uncover the real picture of next generation learning technology and what’s really working for organisations in practice. The Digital Learning Realities research, led by Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, and leading workplace learning event – Learning Technologies – is now in its third year and is extending its reach worldwide for the first time.

With over 1100 respondents in 2017, the scope of the research for 2018 includes dedicated data collection for the Asia-Pacific region, following the success of the inaugural Learning Technologies Asia. A French version of the research is also being launched to provide insight and input into the new Learning Technologies France event.

The research will reveal unique independent data on learning budgets, skills, technologies and the market as a whole that cannot be found anywhere else. From exploring virtual reality or mastering MOOCs, to increasing video and mobile content, and working with Learning Management Systems (LMSs), the Digital Learning Realities research addresses the breadth of solutions L&D professionals are faced with today.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group said “There remains a lot of hype around learning technology. And whilst it’s important to explore new innovations, what matters most to L&D and their wider organisations is what can have an impact now.”

He continues “The term digital learning can divide opinion, but as digital transformation continues to be a key driver for change in most organisations today, it is a business critical area because current data shows that solutions are not living up to the hype. And we need to understand what ‘good’ really looks like. These research findings will be an invaluable resource for learning professionals looking to create the seemingly elusive digital solution that will help to truly transform L&D.”

Learning Technologies Event Director, Mark Penton, commented “The Digital Learning Realities research continues to grow in importance. It highlights the trends that every learning professional needs to know and it’s critical that L&D has access to the right data that will help us move forward as a profession. The extended global reach of the research also means we can create region-specific insights that enable our different audiences to benchmark their progress against their learning peers worldwide.”

Füllen Sie jetzt die Befragung aus, um teilzunehmen.. The results will be unveiled at the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition in London on 31 January and 1 February 2018. Detailed findings will then be shared directly with respondents. Subsequent analysis and updates will continue throughout the year.

The results of the 2017 Digital Learning Realities research can be downloaded online now.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today unveils its updated 2018 Fosway 9-Grids™ for Learning Systems and Digital Learning. Now in their sixth annual research cycle, the Fosway 9-Grids™ provide the only independent view of the HR and learning technology markets in Europe.

2018 Fosway 9-Grid - Digital Learning_SmallThe aim of the Fosway 9-Grids™ is to demystify the supply options available to organisations, helping learning professionals make informed decisions around their solution needs. They uniquely calibrate data across five key areas: Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories across the market.

“Our research shows that the digital learning market continues to be buoyant, with an increasingly diverse range of solutions available. Customer expectations have also changed as L&D departments look for greater impact and learner experience” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “Going forwards, L&D needs to be digitally-led rather than digitally supported. This has major implications for supplier choice as well as how different supply options fit together to create a coherent digital learning ecosystem.”

He continues, “Next Gen Learning Environments (NGLEs) continue to disrupt the Learning Systems market with growing adoption rates. But whilst video, microlearning and user generated content are all increasingly popular, buyers should beware just trying to jump on the latest bandwagons. The Fosway 9-Grids™ are proving to be a vital resource for organisations making the right decisions about their future innovation and technology choices.”

Each Fosway 9-Grid™ is accompanied by an analyst report, outlining some of the broader trends and context in each market. To download your free reports for both Learning Systems and Digital Learning including market commentaries and solution trends, click here.

Due to the different pace of innovation and nature of the market developments in authoring systems, the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Authoring Systems remains under review, and plans for future updates will be confirmed later this year.

The Fosway 9-Grids™ will be available in the Fosway Analyst Lounge at Learning Technologies France 23rd-24th January and in London on 31st January and 1st February.

For organisations seeking greater detail of the data behind the Fosway 9-Grids™ or looking for a ‘Critical Friend’ for independent advice and feedback around learning and HR innovation, the newly launched Fosway Corporate Connect service is now helping individuals, teams and enterprises to accelerate and de-risk their strategies and decision-making. Details of this new programme can be found offen.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, and Learning Technologies, the world’s leading workplace learning event, announce the launch of its annual Digital Learning Realities research at the inaugural Learning Technologies Asia on 7-8 November 2017.

Digital Learning Realities Initial Headlines 2017Now entering its third year, this research gathers data from thousands of learning and development professionals around the world. It aims to provide the definitive research on the digital learning market, uncovering the trends, tools and technologies that are really impacting corporate learning today; from key drivers of learner engagement and business agility, to who is actually using virtual reality and MOOCs, to exclusive statistics on L&D teams, budgets and investments.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, is also speaking at the Learning Technologies Asia conference on next generation learning, drawing on the current research to provide unique insights on the transformation of learning systems to learning experiences.

‘With over a thousand L&D practitioners already taking part in the Digital Learning Realities research each year, we are already bringing some much-needed clarity to what can be a market dominated by hype, fads and pseudo-trends,’ explains Wilson. ‘And with Learning Technologies bringing its exciting events to new locations around the world, it’s a great opportunity to capture even more useful data that will help L&D transform. It’s our aim to get to the heart of what’s really working – and not working – for organisations in practice. And we’ll be providing results with a global overview, but also drilling down into the location specific data to support attendees in each country.’

Donald Taylor, Chairman of Learning Technologies comments, ‘We know from our attendees around the world and over 10,000 members of the Learning and Skills Group that there is huge demand for data on what really works in L&D. Over the past two years we have gathered thousands of responses to this research, and with the inaugural Learning Technologies Asia, it’s now exciting to extend it further into the Far East.’

He continues, ‘I’m looking forward to building a useful region-specific view of digital learning, as well as adding to the detailed global picture we are already creating.’

The current 2017 Digital Learning Realities results can be downloaded in a series of three complimentary reports here. The 2018 research opens later this month.

The full conference agenda for Learning Technologies Asia is also available online with social media updates accessible via #LT17Asia.

With economic, technological and social change creating a perfect storm for organisations and employees alike, 600+ HR leaders gave us their views on the future of work. Can HR’s strategies hold the key to success in these turbulent times?

FOSWAY HR TECH WORLD HR REALITIES INFOGRAPHIC 2017-18Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, and HR Tech World, the largest international enterprise HR show focused on the Future of Work & Technology today release new joint research into the realities of HR across the corporate landscape of Europe. The data includes responses from over 600 HR leaders and will be unveiled at HR Tech World, Amsterdam.

This research highlights HR’s changing role in tackling the challenges facing organisations today, including:

* How to become an employer of choice as the war for talent intensifies
* Dealing with diversity in an aging workforce
* Just how suited are HR processes for the Modern Workforce?
* Increasing HR budgets but decreasing HR headcount – where is the money going?
* Innovation and digital transformation – why new technologies such as AI and blockchain are far from a reality for most organisations (but could be critically important!)
* Why managers and organisational culture getting in the way of employee engagement

For the first time, the research focused on the increasingly key areas of employee engagement and wellbeing. It also shines a spotlight on the influential role of HR in defining the Employer Value Proposition. 5 out of the top 6 EVP elements are owned by HR, helping to attract, retain and develop the best talent.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group said, “This research really demonstrates the strategic role HR has to play in the future success of organisations in an increasingly competitive market for skills and talent.” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, “There is a great opportunity for HR to extend its influence right now. But, with a decrease in headcount and rise in HR technology spend the need to innovate and be agile is vital. Forward thinking organisations are already looking at or using new approaches including: Video based recruiting (84%), continuous employee appreciation (82%) and social recruitment (77%). But with only 12% of organisations using Artificial Intelligence currently, the rate of innovation is only going to accelerate. Those that are early adopters of technology will see the benefits.”

Peter Russell, director of HR Tech World comments, “With more disruption facing organisations than ever, it is actually an exciting time for HR to help shape the shifting modern workforce and define the future of work. This research is so important as it paints a current picture of what’s really happening both in terms of technology trends and disruption, but also broader changes to how organisations function. All HR professionals will benefit from better understanding these challenges and where the opportunities for impact and influence lie in the year ahead.”  

An overview and accompanying infographic of the HR Realities 2017-18 research is now available here. A series of in-depth papers analysing the data will follow from next month. HR Tech World runs from 24-25 October 2017.

For organisations looking for a ‘Critical Friend’ for independent feedback and advice around HR innovation and technology projects in 2018 and beyond, the newly launched Fosway Corporate Connect service is now helping individuals, teams and enterprises to accelerate and de-risk their strategies and decision-making. Details of this new programme are now live here.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, today unveiled its updated 2017 Fosway 9-Grids™ for both Cloud HCM (Human Capital Management) and Integrated Talent Management (ITM).

Fosway 9-Grid - Cloud HCM 2017The Fosway 9-Grids™ help to demystify the supplier side of the HR technology market, assisting HR leaders in making informed decisions around their solution needs. It is the only analysis research specifically targeted to help HR decision makers in Europe compare vendor solutions based on their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories across the market.

‘Our research shows that moving HR to the Cloud seems to have an unstoppable momentum. With the promise of faster deployment, lower IT costs, and continuous innovation, especially around analytics and a consumer grade user experience, Cloud HCM is becoming central to corporate HR technology buying patterns’ said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. ‘And although consolidation of systems seems to be a key driver, we also know that for HR professionals, it is also about being able to take a more strategic role in organisational decision making and raising the level of insight around people capability and performance.’

He continues, ‘Our updated Fosway 9-Grid™ for ITM shows us that Talent Management was often just seen as a means of increasing the effectiveness of specific talent processes. But there has been a subtle change, so that now Talent Management is the vehicle of delivering an integrated Employee Value Proposition, rather than just HR processes. We also know that potential employees are increasingly attracted by an organisations commitment to develop them and career progression, as well as working in a progressive and dynamic organisational culture. But currently, as little as 23% of organisations feel their talent process really live up to employees changing expectations.’

The Fosway 9-Grid™ model is now in its fifth annual research cycle and is based on independent research and insights from Fosway’s corporate research network, as well as market profiling, briefing activities and customer feedback.

Jedes Fosway 9-Grid™ wird durch einen Analystenbericht unterlegt, in dem einige der übergreifenden Trends und Zusammenhänge des jeweiligen Marktes dargestellt sind. Download your free reports for both Cloud HCM and Integrated Talent Management, including market commentaries and solution trends, here.

The Fosway 9-Grids™ for Learning Systems, Digital Learning and Authoring Systems are also updated annually in January.

For organisations seeking greater detail of the data behind the Fosway 9-Grids™ or looking for a ‘Critical Friend’ for independent feedback and advice around HR innovation and technology projects in 2018 and beyond, the new Fosway Corporate Connect service is now helping individuals, teams and enterprises to accelerate and de-risk their strategies and decision-making. Details of this new programme are now live here.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today announces the appointment of Carole Laithwaite as its Chief Operating Officer. The role supports the continued growth of the firm, with close involvement in Fosway’s overall strategy and execution.

Carole Laithwaite Fosway GroupCarole joins Fosway Group with a proven industry record, having successfully contributed to the development and implementation of growth strategies and scaling operating processes in rapidly expanding organisations. Prior to joining Fosway Group, Carole was Chief Operating Officer for Kallidus, responsible for providing day to day operational leadership and building teams that share a common ethos for delivering customer excellence.

She will work in close partnership with CEO David Wilson across Fosway’s HR and learning practices, with particular focus on corporate clients, in addition to supporting the longer-term vision for the company.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, ‘Carole joins us with a wealth of valuable experience, both in terms of industry-specific knowledge and expertise, and a proven ability to transform business strategy. As we continue to grow, her role will further grow our engagement with corporate clients which remains a key priority for Fosway. She will also assume responsibility for the operational day to day operations of the business. We are delighted to have her onboard.’

Carole comments, ‘Fosway Group has a great heritage and is highly respected in the marketplace, so it is an exciting time to join as it extends its reach internationally. Fosway’s research and understanding of Next Gen HR and Learning is unrivalled in Europe, as is its understanding of European corporate needs and challenges. I look forward to working with our clients and our analyst team to really take Fosway’s business, market influence and industry insights to the next level.’

The 2017-18 HR Realities research is now live, continuing the success of the only cross-European insights into HR technology and its impact on the future of work. Led by Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, Fosway Group, in partnership with HR Tech World, the research is now in its fifth year and is open to HR professionals across Europe and the rest of the world.

Covering topics including strategic HR challenges, employee engagement and wellness, analytics and emerging technologies such as blockchain and chatbots, the data generated by the HR Realities research captures insight that is not available anywhere else.
With hundreds of enterprise organisations participating, the research will highlight HR technology priorities for the year ahead. The current reports are available to download here.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, comments, ‘Against a backdrop of increasing innovation in HR technology, it’s actually many of the people-first elements of HR like employee engagement, wellness and employer branding that are becoming business critical. Technology can help transform these areas, but whilst the promise of new apps, tools and systems might seem exciting – choosing the right ones, understanding the total cost of ownership and then implementing them successfully is another matter. Thanks to the ongoing participation of the HR community, this research gets beyond the hype to what’s really happening, and helps navigate the changing world of work.’

Peter Russell of HR Tech World continues, ‘As HR Tech World continues to expand internationally, it is increasingly important to us to understand the challenges HR professionals contend with when selecting, implementing and managing an array of technology-led solutions. These technologies should augment what HR is doing, not become a challenge in and of themselves. This research enables our community to keep up with the trends and insights that will help HR technology succeed in practice and helps us to create events that continue to challenge, innovate and inspire HR professionals.’

The 2017-18 research is now open here with all respondents immediately eligible to win free attendance at HR Tech World in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 October 2017. In addition, all respondents will receive early, priority access to the research reports when they are published at the end of the year, in readiness for 2018.

Cross-European research into the impact of BREXIT on organisations from a HR perspective opens today. Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst is conducting the research in partnership with HRN, the world’s largest corporate HR network, with the results to be revealed at HR Tech World Congress in London next month.

‘With the impending enactment of Article 50 by the UK government, we are keen to help HR professionals understand what impact HR is seeing from BREXIT on organisations today – both across Europe and Worldwide’ comments David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. ‘It’s been subject to a lot of debate and opinion with no real hard facts on how it is really affecting important areas of investment and future direction including recruitment, succession planning and even organisations’ physical locations.’

Peter Russell, Director of HRN, comments, ‘BREXIT cannot be the elephant in the room for European HR. It is an important topic we are addressing at this year’s London event in a number of topical sessions. So, we are looking forward to revealing the realities faced by HR professionals at the moment, and how BREXIT is going to ultimately shape their strategy over the coming 12 months and beyond.’

Hundreds of leading organisations already contribute to joint research from Fosway and HRN into HR technology and its impact on the future of work.

The BREXIT research is now open here with all respondents immediately eligible for priority access to the results next month.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, reveals the realities of digital learning in organisations today with insights from over 1000 learning and development professionals. These are interim results of Fosway’s ongoing digital learning realities research, conducted in partnership with Europe’s leading workplace learning event – Learning Technologies, and its supporting community, the Learning and Skills Group. The headline results were unveiled at the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition in London.

Some key headlines from the interim analysis show that the key drivers for digital learning are increasing learning availability (87%), speed of learning (84%) and learner engagement (83%). Both digital learning platforms and content are seeing an increase in investment, accompanied by increased investment in the digital learning team. The areas of digital learning that are seeing most new demand are video learning (77%), mobile learning (76%), and learner engagement (74%) from a platform perspective.

Despite the rapid growth in interest in non-traditional digital approaches, commitment to the LMS remains very strong with 96% of organisations maintaining or increasing their use. On a negative front, there is concern from learning buyers regarding the quality of solutions for virtual reality and serious games, and MOOCs have the lowest customer experience. The data also explores where digital learning has the most impact, the technology that’s in demand and changing investment for the year ahead. More extensive analysis will be available from Fosway after the research has closed in formal reports to follow.

‘We are passionate about bringing clarity to what can be a market dominated by hype, fads and pseudo-trends,’ explained CEO of Fosway Group, David Wilson. ‘It’s important to uncover the realities of digital learning to get to the heart of what’s really working – and not working – for organisations in practice as well as their experiences with digital learning suppliers. It’s about more than just the tools and technologies. Whilst learner engagement as a whole has risen, there are still significant issues concerns over the quality of the customer experience and creating a strategy that delivers sustainable business impact.’

Mark Penton, Learning Technologies Event Director adds, ‘We know from our attendees and over 10,000 members of the Learning and Skills Group that there is huge demand for insight on what already works in L&D – and what’s coming next. The increased participation in this research means we are able to provide a comprehensive picture of what’s really happening in workplace learning today, with the aim of supporting learning professionals in practice.’

With data already taken from 1060 respondents, the Digital Learning Realities research remains open until after the Learning Technologies event. The full results will be published in a freely available report in March 2017. An interim infographic is available via the Fosway website and is also available in the Fosway Analyst Lounge on Stand R20 at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, and Learning Technologies, Europe’s largest workplace learning event, are sharing new analysis into digital learning in 2017. This ongoing research, now in its second year, reveals the reality of technology-led learning in organisations today. Further insights will also be explored at this month’s Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London.

Digital Learning Realities 2017 LargeThe research shares unique data on how digital learning in organisations is structured and funded. Over 90% of respondents expect their investment in learning platforms and content to increase or stay the same in the coming 12 months. But overall, digital learning suffers from under investment, with 41% of organisations budgeting just £100k or less per annum.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, ‘Our ongoing analysis and research into digital learning shows that there isn’t necessarily an optimum level of investment – more spend does not guarantee more impact or value from the learning. But being able to compare budgets, teams and headcounts for the first time gives L&D professionals a unique benchmark to gauge how well they are resourced to provide what their learners need, where and when they need it.’

Mark Penton, Learning Technologies Event Director adds, ‘The aim of this research is to cut through the hype and uncover what’s really happening in L&D today. The wealth of data is telling some interesting stories and we’re pleased to be able to give our community these unique insights on how their teams and budgets compare with their peers.’

Part one of the Digital Learning Realities research focuses on L&D structure and organisation, digital learning teams and headcounts, as well as budgets and investment trends. The full report is now freely available to download here. The next report in the series explore what is working – and what isn’t – for L&D buyers. A final report summarises the key drivers, measures of success and overall trends in digital learning in 2017.

Analysts from Fosway will be hosting multiple sessions at the upcoming Learning Technologies Summer Forum and will be in attendance throughout the event to discuss the research in more detail.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today unveiled its annual Fosway 9-Grids™ for Digital Learning, Learning Systems and Authoring Systems. Now in their fifth year, the 2017 Fosway 9-Grids™ have been recalibrated to reflect major shifts in the learning technology market and the evolving demands of corporate learning and development.

Fosway 9-Grid - Digital Learning 2017The aim of the Fosway 9-Grid™ model is to provide greater context to organisations investing in learning technology, particularly those based, or operating in EMEA. The analysis uniquely captures five different levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations of their Future Trajectory.

‘This year’s 9-Grids™ for learning reflect major changes we are seeing in the market, as learning becomes increasingly digital and solutions evolve to meet next generation needs’ said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. ‘The Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning reflects a major change in scope as vendors have evolved to now deliver many formats of digital content, new platforms, and strategic services to help their customers.’

He continues, ‘The new Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems replaces the previous 9-Grid™ for LMS and now includes both LMS and Next Gen Learning Environments (NGLE). These systems are seeing increased adoption rates, with new approaches to learner engagement and supporting new types of content. The Fosway 9-Grid™ for Authoring Systems also reflects the shift to digital learning as well as the changing nature of authoring to a more dynamic, collaborative process that leaves many of the traditional tools behind.’

He concludes, ‘This is why we update the 9-Grids™ every year, so that the research is always current and gives organisations up-to-date reference points to help them make the right decisions at the right time.’

The Fosway 9-Grid™ model is now in its fifth annual research cycle and is based on independent research and insights from Fosway’s corporate research network, as well as market profiling, briefing activities and customer feedback. Each Fosway 9-Grid™ is accompanied by an analyst report, outlining the solution trends and context in each market. To download free copies for each of the new Fosway 9-Grids™ visit the Fosway website.

The 9-Grids™ will also be available in the Fosway Analyst Lounge on Stand R20 at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017.

New research opened today to get beyond the hype surrounding the next generation of learning technology and uncover what is working for organisations in practice. The Digital Learning: European Realities research is led by Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, and Europe’s leading workplace learning event – Learning Technologies – and its supporting community – The Learning and Skills Group.

The research has launched as part of the build up to Learning Technologies 2017, with the initial results to be unveiled at the event in London on 1-2 February next year. Over 1000 L&D professionals took part in the research last year, making it the largest digital learning survey in Europe.

The results will provide both L&D professionals and suppliers with comprehensive insights on what digital technologies are being used in learning, and how, why and where in the workplace they are being applied. Uniquely, the research will also deliver data on the digital learning market itself, including trends, supplier innovation and customer satisfaction.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group explained, ‘There is often a lot of hype around new technology being touted as the next big thing in learning. But the truth is that what organisations are using or plan to use, can be far removed from the gloss of the latest new fad. As organisations focus on digital transformation and the industry looks towards the future of digital learning, it’s important to understand what’s real and how the market is really evolving.’

He continues, ‘Fosway’s research covers both the customer and vendor sides of the digital learning market, which means our analysts often uncover the hidden realities of technology that’s really being used in organisations, what’s working well– and what’s not. The aim of this research is to look at the innovation that’s being adopted in practice, get to the heart of what’s successful now, and understand how the market will develop over the next 12 months.’

Learning Technologies Event Director, Mark Penton, commented, ‘Over the past 16 years, we have seen the learning market transform dramatically thanks to the ongoing innovation in new technology. It’s so important to understand the impact these changes continue to have on L&D both now and in the future. Our goal is to provide the learning community with invaluable insights and reference material to use in their strategy and procurement for the year ahead, and we’re excited to share the results at Learning Technologies in February.’

To take part in the research, complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P17 Findings will be shared directly with all respondents, once they are unveiled at the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition in London on 1 and 2 February 2017, with subsequent updates shared throughout the year.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, and HRN, the world’s largest corporate HR network, today release new joint research into the realities of HR across the corporate landscape of Europe. The data includes responses from over 500 senior HR professionals and will be unveiled at HR Tech World Congress in Paris.

Fosway and HRN HR Realities Research Infographic October 2016The results demonstrate the ongoing focus in HR of transforming its strategy, and its supporting technologies. Increasing the organisation’s performance and profitability (91%) continues to be the biggest overall driver, but increasing business agility (87%) has risen significantly to become joint second. Both are central to the continued move away from transactional HR services to increasing business impact.

To support these strategic goals, organisations are evolving their adoption and use of HR technology. The rise of Cloud technologies continues as more businesses move away from on-premise and hosted HR systems, with 73% identifying the benefits of Cloud solutions as their top driver for changing systems. Overall focus for investment is on HR technology (79%) and HR skills, with 30% of organisations expecting to see a decline in HR headcount overall. 48% of respondents identified user experience as critically important in technology selection.  But with only 24% of organisations saying that HR technology frequently or always has a positive impact, the research also shows that there is still significant room for improvement, as well as innovation.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group said, ‘This research shows how HR is truly transforming, but there are still significant barriers to achieving a transformative impact. The promise of Cloud solutions including lower IT costs, faster innovation and better user experiences are becoming a reality for many organisations. The challenges in Europe are unique however. Only 35% of organisations work with standardised HR systems and have additional layers of complexity to contend with, such as multiple languages, cultures and regulatory requirements.’

Peter Russell of HRN comments, ‘This is an exciting time in HR technology. But making informed decisions and understanding the impact of new and existing solutions is key to an organisation’s success. Our research with Fosway Group is now in its fourth year and gives our growing network of HR professionals around the world a chance to share their experiences. These insights can prove invaluable to others and we’re delighted to support this ongoing analysis.’

An overview and accompanying infographic of the HR Realities research is now available to download here. A series of in-depth papers analysing the data will follow from next month. HR Tech World Congress runs from 25-26 October 2016.

In addition to the European HR Realities research, Fosway has also released its new Fosway 9-Grid™market analysis for Cloud HCM for the first time, as well as updating the Fosway  9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management which are freely available to download for those evaluating new technology solutions.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, today unveiled its new Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HCM (Human Capital Management) for the first time. It also announced the 2016 update to its popular Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management (ITM).

The aim of the Fosway 9-Grid™ is to provide greater context to organisations based, or operating in EMEA. The analysis uniquely captures five different levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations of their Future Trajectory.

‘Our research shows that organisations continue to move away from on-premise or hosted HR systems to realise the benefits offered by the Cloud, including lower IT costs, faster innovation and better user experiences. They are also seeking to simplify a complex HR system landscape scattered with multiple core HR systems and specialist functional applications.’ said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, ‘This creates significant challenges in selecting the right solution strategy. The new Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HCM has been in development for over two years and is the only analysis research specifically targeted to help HR decision makers in Europe.’

He continues, ‘We have also updated the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management. The war for talent continues to rage, and pressure is on organisations to streamline and innovate processes at every stage of the lifecycle – from talent acquisition and recruitment, through to performance management. These are business critical challenges, so it’s important we continue to provide insight and analysis that supports the buying process in this market.’

The Fosway 9-Grid™ model is now in its fourth annual research cycle and is based on independent research and insights from Fosway’s corporate research network, as well as market profiling, briefing activities and customer feedback.

Each Fosway 9-Grid™ is accompanied by an analyst report, outlining some of the broader trends and context in each market. To download your free reports for both Cloud HCM and integrated talent management, including market commentaries and solutions insights, click here.

The Fosway 9-Grids™ for Learning Management Systems, Digital Learning and Authoring are updated annually in January.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 independent HR analyst, this month marks 20 years of learning and HR technology research since its inception in 1996. As part of its anniversary, Fosway is opening its archive of research, sharing some of its original papers, models and insights. Its analysts will also be exploring what the next 20 years will bring, as organisations try to keep pace with the digital revolution.

Founded in 1996 by current CEO, David Wilson, Fosway Group, originally known as Elearnity, was formed with a focus on understanding how technology was enabling new ways of working. The objective was to provide research and insights that would help organisations accelerate their progress with technology, whilst de-risking their decision making. These goals remain unchanged to this day.

With a wide portfolio of major corporate clients including Alstom, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Rolls-Royce, Shell, Swiss Re and Vodafone, Fosway’s analysts have developed a unique understanding of the realities of HR, talent and learning and how it is changing within European organisations. This insight is coupled with independent supplier research to ensure an objective insider view of market developments and innovation.

CEO, David Wilson, comments, ‘The last 20 years have obviously brought about massive changes both in technology and how we interact with it. This has made our job at Fosway both challenging and rewarding. But whilst this anniversary is an important landmark for us, looking back is not what we’re about. Fosway has always tried to stay ahead of the curve – from our original focus in 1996 on collaborative and social learning and criticism of the isolation of ‘click next’ e-learning, through to our early advocacy of cloud computing and transforming HR.’

He continues, ‘There are also valuable insights that can be gained from reflection. Opening our archive has enabled us to explore just how far corporate learning, talent and HR, has come. But it also highlights what has been slow to change; many of our insights from 10 or 15 years ago could have been written yesterday! For instance, why has it taken until the last couple of years for user experience to become such a hot topic? And problems of legacy systems, lack of employee engagement and outdated IT policies are all still issues that continue to impact companies today. But as organisations become increasingly digital, there is a unique opportunity for HR and L&D to become real agents for change, which we believe is long overdue.’

The future remains exciting for Fosway, with the team having doubled in size following the successful rebrand from Elearnity. Unique industry partnerships including those with HRN and Learning Technologies further extend the reach of its research and the depth of its insights.

The first in the ‘Fosway 20’ series is now available offen. Archive research papers and reports will also be released regularly over the coming months. To join in with any reflections on your time in learning and HR technology, use the hashtag #Fosway20

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today announces the appointment of Fiona Leteney as a new Senior Analyst. The role will support the continuing growth of its next gen learning analyst practice and engagement with corporate clients and organisations across Europe.

Fiona Leteney Fosway Group Senior AnalystLeteney joins Fosway Group as a recognised industry figure, with a wealth of experience of successfully implementing and managing learning solutions in a corporate context. She has worked in the learning technology market for over 16 years, and has most recently been Global Learning Technologies Services Manager at healthcare provider, BUPA. She is a long-standing columnist for E-learning Age magazine, with particular expertise and insight into e-learning standards. In recent years, Leteney has also spoken at numerous international industry events including HR Tech World and eLearning Africa.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, ‘Our learning analyst practice is focused on helping corporate clients accelerate their decision making across all aspects of next generation learning. The team provides unparalleled insights into market realities for organisations in Europe, and share insights into what’s really going on in customer organisations, based on our independent research and client advisory engagements. Fiona’s first-hand experience makes her an ideal addition to the team, that further strengthens our insights and ability to support learning innovation in corporate L&D.’

Leteney comments, ‘I am delighted to join Fosway Group as part of its analyst team. As a learning professional who has used Fosway’s research for many years from within a corporate context, I am looking forward to helping others leverage the company’s unique insights and expertise. The role consolidates my experience across an ever evolving industry and lets me share this with other L&D professionals in a similar position.’

With a successful track record of 20 years’ experience, all Fosway analysts have worked directly in corporate organisations. This provides unique insights and a pragmatic approach to tackling the latest challenges within next gen HR and learning. Leteney joins the Fosway team in time for this week’s Learning Symposium and the upcoming Learning Technologies Summer Forum. She can be contacted directly via fiona.leteney@fosway.com.

Find further details on Fosway Group’s current learning research offen.

HRN logoThe 2016 HR Realities research launches this week, continuing the success of the only cross-European insights into HR technology and its impact on the future of work. Led by Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, Fosway Group, in partnership with HRN, the world’s largest corporate HR network, the research is in its third year and is open to HR professionals across the continent.

The data generated by the HR Realities research, takes a uniquely European perspective. It is designed to take into account the cultural nuances and regional subtleties that inform HR practices across a geography that inherently means working with multiple locations, legislations, currencies and languages.

With hundreds of enterprise organisations participating, the research has highlighted HR technology priorities for the year ahead. The current reports focus on key challenges including Cloud HR, a fragmented systems landscape and analytics.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, comments, ‘Now in its third year, this research continues to provide a unique data set around the realities of HR technology in Europe. As solutions evolve, HR professionals need to be able to fully evaluate the optimum tools and technologies that will support their next generation HR strategies. This research provides invaluable insights for the HR community both in Europe, and beyond.’

Peter Russell of HRN continues, ‘As the HRN network continues to grow, it is vital to us to support HR professionals contending with the complexities of selecting, implementing and managing an array of technology-led solutions. These technologies should augment what they are doing, not become a challenge in and of themselves. The aim of our ongoing research with Fosway Group is to discover the trends and insights that will help HR technology succeed in practice.’

The 2016 research is now open here with all respondents immediately eligible for discounted attendance at HR Tech World Congress in Paris on 25 and 26 October 2016. In addition, all respondents will receive early, priority access to the research reports when they are published at the end of the year, in readiness for 2017.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today launches its annual 9-Grid™ analysis of the European market for Learning Management Systems, Authoring Tools and Bespoke Learning Solutions for 2016. Updates have been made to reflect the evolution of existing solutions and new market entrants. The Bespoke Learning 9-Grid™ is recalibrated to reflect the broadening portfolios of e-learning content providers.

2016 Fosway 9-Grid Bespoke Learning Solutions 0116_Model SmallThe Fosway 9-Grids™ provide a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. Now in its fourth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network of over 150 customer organisations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

The analysis is designed to provide much needed context to organisations investing in learning technology. The 9-Grids™ uniquely capture five different levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, highlighting their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations of their Future Trajectory.

‘External market forces, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, and shifting client requirements all impact suppliers of learning solutions and their ability to meet an organisation’s needs’ explains Fosway Group CEO, David Wilson. ‘The Fosway 9-Grids™ lift the lid on the evolving – and buoyant – learning technologies market. Our aim is to help buyers select the solutions and suppliers that are the best fit for their particular challenges, including budgets, scope, functionality and importantly, customer service.’

He continues, ‘The newly recalibrated Fosway 9-Grid™ for Bespoke Learning Solutions is a good example of how our analysis reflects ongoing changes in the market. We recognise that many vendors have strengthened their portfolios, moving away from pure play e-learning to a wide range of solutions, platforms and services. So the model has shifted to include more than just bespoke content creation. This is why we update the 9-Grids™ annually so that organisations can stay up-to-date and make the right decisions at their point of need.’

The latest 9-Grids™ for 2016 are freely available to download now. Fosway Group will also be hosting the Fosway Analyst Lounge at this week’s Learning Technologies event. Visitors can collect their copies of the new 2016 Fosway 9-Grids™ as well as initial results from Fosway’s new strategic market research with Learning Technologies and the Learning and Skills Group, and discuss their current opportunities and challenges with the analyst team.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, reveals the critical realities of HR technology across Europe, in partnership with HRN, the world’s largest corporate HR network focused on the future of work and technology. Ahead of the HR Tech World Spring event in London next week, the new research is being made available through a series of reports and infographics.

HR Critical Realities Infographic_SmallNow in its third year, the research takes an unashamedly European perspective and deliberately takes account for the cultural nuances and regional subtleties that inform the reality of HR across Europe. With input from hundreds of enterprise organisations across the continent, the research highlights a number of key priorities for HR this year. From the top measures for overall success, to the drivers for changing HR systems, the data is telling some interesting stories.

The alignment of HR as a strategic business partner remains a top priority, with 92% of respondents aiming to increase organisational performance and profitability through HR, 89% focused on reducing costs and 86% working to improve customer satisfaction and service quality. Employee engagement continues to be an important strategic goal. And data-driven decision making is seen as key, with analytics dominating a number of responses.

But with 64% of organisations having a decentralised HR operating model and less than 25% having standardised HR systems, accessing the data and insight required to achieve these goals is challenging. This decentralised landscape in Europe potentially also highlights why 78% of respondents are moving – or plan to move – their HR systems to the Cloud.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, ‘When commentators and analysts talk about HR, the realities of what it means to work across the different countries and cultures of Europe are regularly ignored. HR is often viewed as a global business. But the reality for most European and international organisations is that HR can feel very different from a one size fits all approach. Research on the priorities, needs and differences for European companies has been very thin on the ground. With this new series of reports, we are redressing that balance.’

Peter Russell of HRN elaborates, ‘It is part of our passion to bring a European perspective to the discussion on HR and HR technology. This research takes that position, focusing on European HR trends, challenges and realities. And importantly, it focuses not just on what works, but what really makes a difference for European and international HR professionals. We are excited to share these deep insights and build further on this research with Fosway Group throughout 2016.’

Further insights based on the research will be presented at HR Tech World Spring in London on 15 and 16 March 2016. The report series can be accessed via the Fosway Group website as can information on Fosway and HRN’s further research in 2016.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, today announces a new strategic research partnership with Europe’s leading workplace learning event – Learning Technologies – and its supporting community – The Learning and Skills Group. The partnership will provide the definitive research on the learning technology market in Europe.

Learning Technologies 2016 logoWith initial research starting ahead of Learning Technologies 2016, the research programme will be an ongoing initiative with updates shared at regular intervals via live events and webinars. The partnership will gather data from Europe’s largest cross section of learning technology customers and suppliers to create a much needed independent barometer of the learning technologies market in Europe.

The unique goals of the research include providing a comprehensive assessment of how successfully vendors and suppliers are currently serving users of learning technology. Customer satisfaction data will be gathered at both segment and supplier level, and valuable market sizing information collated for the first time.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group explains, ‘Fosway’s research covers both the customer and vendor sides of the learning technology market, which means our analysts often uncover the hidden realities of supplier relationships and the success of their solutions. This is valuable information and by working with Learning Technologies, Fosway can extend the scope of our research and the reach of our insights and share them with Europe’s largest community of L&D professionals.’

Learning Technologies Event Director, Mark Penton, comments, ‘We have been working within the learning technology market for over 15 years now, and are excited to deliver such important insights to our ever growing audience of L&D professionals. Fosway Group is the leading independent analyst in the European market, and partnering with them enables us to create a robust research process that is truly independent and comprehensive. And with initial results to be shared at Learning Technologies 2016, the Learning Technologies visitors and Learning and Skills Group community will benefit from the research findings very quickly and be able to build on these throughout the year.’

To take part in the first stage of the research, complete the initial short survey here. Findings will be shared directly with all respondents, once they are unveiled at the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition in London on 3 and 4 February 2016, with subsequent updates shared throughout the year.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 independent HR analyst, today announces the appointment of Kate Graham as its head of content and communications. The new role will support the accelerated growth in research output following the launch of the organisation’s rebrand and next generation HR analyst practice in April 2015.

Kate GrahamGraham joins Fosway Group with a wealth of experience across learning and development and HR. She was a founder and director of Ascot Communications and has previously worked extensively with both vendor and end-user organisations. She is also involved with numerous industry bodies and is known for her work supporting and coordinating social media coverage of leading European industry events.

The expansion of Fosway Group in 2015 has consolidated its view of the trends and underlying business drivers for change within HR and learning today. With a research agenda that now includes key themes from HR transformation, Cloud HCM and talent, to next generation learning, gamification and service delivery, Graham will drive an extended content library that builds on the existing 19+ years of Fosway’s reports and resources already available. The popular Fosway 9-Grid™ model continues to be applied to new market segments and updated Vendor Reports were launched this month, alongside unique cross-European HR realities research conducted with HRN, the organisers of the HR Tech World events. Further new research will be published in a variety of formats and across a number of different channels under Graham’s watch.

‘With our unrivalled research and insights into the realities of next generation HR and learning in Europe, it is an exciting time for Fosway Group’ explains David Wilson, CEO. ‘We are delighted to have Kate on board to accelerate the reach and impact of our research output, as well as to innovate with new content formats to increase our engagement with corporate clients. Her appointment will significantly reduce our time-to-market for new research and further expand the resources available to the broader market place.’

Graham comments, ‘I am thrilled to take up this role with Fosway Group, which enables me to share my industry experience and work with a great team that really understands the market. It is so important that we all learn what really works and what doesn’t. Too often, organisations embark on HR or learning initiatives that fail to have the desired impact. Fosway’s research, insights and network is unparalleled across Europe and I can’t wait to start sharing that output.’

Graham can be contacted directly via kate.graham@fosway.com.

For further details on upcoming research, view the forward research agenda here.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 independent HR analyst, today releases its new Vendor Reports for the Learning Management Systems market. These comprehensive reports are a unique resource for European-based companies making decisions on their next generation learning and talent solutions.

Now in its sixth year, this research reflects the continuously evolving nature of the software market. Referencing the unique Fosway 9-Grid™ model, the Vendor Reports provide detailed analysis based on insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network and independent vendor briefing process. Each report focuses on an individual solution and includes in-depth commentary and scoring for Fosway’s core factors of Performance, Potential, Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Trajectory. Also included are Functional Ratings on key selection criteria such as user interface, integration, reporting and analytics.

As David Perring, Director of Research explains, ‘Fosway’s latest Vendor Reports provide the next level of detail to the market view captured in our 9-Grid™ analysis. The aim of these reports is to support HR and learning professionals in making the right system decisions for their organisation. The data saves valuable time and effort in researching different solutions and helps eliminate risk by taking into account the expert insights and real-world experiences of other European companies that are using these solutions.’

He continues, ‘The Vendor Reports are currently being updated for the full spectrum of learning and talent, with specific reports for integrated talent management, authoring tools and bespoke e-learning providers, and with Cloud HCM and other categories to follow in 2016. But it isn’t just about the report documents. We are passionate about making sure companies get maximum value from our independent insight. That’s why each report is supplemented by an analyst call with one of the Fosway Analyst team, to enable organisations to discuss their specific questions and options in even more detail.’

The updated Vendor Reports are now available to purchase from Fosway Group. A free sample and more information are available offen.

For corporate HR, Talent and Learning leaders interested in joining Fosway’s Corporate Research Network, please contact janet.troesch@fosway.com or call +44 (0) 207 917 1870.

For vendors interested in getting actively engaged in the Fosway Vendor Research process, please contact Philippa Bean, Vendor Research Manager on philippa.bean@fosway.com or call +44 (0) 207 917 1870.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 independent HR analyst, and HRN, the world’s largest Corporate HR network focused on the Future of Work and Technology, today release new joint research revealing the critical realities of HR in the enterprise across Europe in 2015.

With input from hundreds of enterprise organisations across Europe, the research demonstrates HR’s priority to become a strategic business partner and the key stepping stones to achieve it. Technology is now at the heart of HR success, with high quality data and analytics, and quality HR systems seen as the two most important factors in any HR solution. 78% of organisations are using – or plan to move to – Cloud HR, and user experience is now clearly critical driver in system selection.
Employee engagement remains the top measure of success for European HR strategy. But as the pressure to keep staff and stakeholders engaged increases, at least 35% of organisations expect a reduction in HR headcount to achieve these goals.

‘HR is in a period of real transformation’ explains Fosway Group CEO David Wilson. ‘The shift to Cloud HR is becoming mainstream and most of the solution providers have upped their game in providing more user-centric platforms that support real employee engagement. But the pressure is on. Decreasing headcounts, challenges around business data integration and a lack of skills surrounding business agility and analytics, mean that HR professionals are having to upskill quickly and respond flexibly to achieve the desired position as a strategic business partner.’

Peter Russell of HRN comments, ‘Supporting HR professionals across the globe is what we do. So it’s vital that they have access to the latest research. Through our partnership with Fosway Group, our audience can actively contribute and share their own experiences and insights so others can learn from them. This year’s results highlight some of the challenges that lie ahead but also demonstrate hugely positive shifts in technology adoption and engagement which is exciting for the HR industry as a whole.’

The research will be presented for the first time in a session at HR Tech World Congress in Paris.

An overview of the high level results will be made available to download here after the conference. A series of related white papers will also follow from next month.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 independent HR Analyst, today announces the latest research release from its Next Generation HR practice. Fosway Group will unveil the update to its popular 9-Grid™ analysis for the integrated talent management market at HR Tech World Congress in Paris.

Now in its third annual cycle, the Fosway 9-Grid™ model is based on independent research and insights from Fosway’s European corporate research network as well as independent market profiling and briefing activities. This includes over 150 client organisations including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone. Following the launch of Fosway’s new HR analyst practice in Spring 2015, the updated 9-Grid™ is part of a broader research agenda which includes key themes on HR transformation, Cloud HCM and human capital management, in addition to a focus on talent management and acquisition.

The aim of the Fosway 9-Grid™ is to provide greater context to organisations based, or operating in, EMEA. The analysis uniquely captures five different levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations of their Future Trajectory.

CEO of Fosway Group, David Wilson, comments, ‘Having a strong talent pipeline remains a critical measure of success for HR strategy in Enterprise organisations across Europe. To deliver this, HR professionals need tools that support their drive to attract, retain and develop the best talent. The Fosway 9-Grid™ provides unparalleled insight into the leading solutions on the market, which can be applied to each organisation’s unique context.’

He continues, ‘Challenges vary across different countries, different sectors and different organisational cultures. There is not a one size fits all approach to integrated talent management. Which is where the 9-Grid™ can be used to evaluate what’s important to an individual organisation, enabling them to make the supplier decisions that best support their HR strategy.’

The new Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management will be launched at HR Tech World Congress in Paris on 27-28 October 2015. Download your copy here.

Fosway Group is the new home of Europe’s leading independent research, analysis and insight for next generation HR and learning. Formerly Elearnity, Fosway Group retains its existing expert analyst team, whilst expanding with a new HR analyst practice. Its new forward HR research agenda includes key themes on HR transformation, human capital management, Cloud HCM, talent management and acquisition. Fosway is also marking the launch of the new practice and its new brand with the release of its updated 2015 9-Grid™ for integrated talent management.

The new HR practice formalises Fosway’s broader view of the trends and underlying business drivers for change and transformation within organisations today. An extended library of research will be added to the existing 18+ years’ of insight and resources. The rebrand reflects the company’s new remit across the full spectrum of next generation HR, talent and learning, and consolidates its position as the #1 HR analyst in Europe.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, ‘The launch of our new practice is recognition of the analyst work we have been doing in HCM and talent for a number of years. HR is undergoing a radical change, which is profoundly impacting its strategy, technology and processes. The lack of European-focused analysis and insight is a significant challenge for companies, and we intend to address that.’

He continues, ‘The new Fosway brand demonstrates our commitment to this broader remit and is a natural evolution of our existing research and analysis with Europe’s leading companies. And like the Roman road we draw our name from, our clients will find that we’re unusually direct. We don’t have a vested interest in their technology or consulting choices. They can depend on us to tell them what they need to know to succeed.’

Fosway marks the launch of the new brand and HR analyst practice, with the release of the updated 2015 9-Grid™ for integrated talent management. The new 9-Grid™ illustrates the progress of key providers in the European market in the last 12 months, including some new additions. The model helps buyers understand which solutions are best for their requirements, based on five dimensions of potential, performance, presence, total cost of ownership, and future trajectory. 9-Grid™ is the only market analysis of this kind focused on organisations in Europe.

The updated 9-Grid™ also follows the announcement of Fosway’s further research collaboration with HRN Europe, the organisers of HR Tech Europe and HR Tech World Congress. Building on existing published research conducted by Fosway and HRN Europe in 2014, the research is conducted with senior HR professionals across Europe, and will further explore the critical realities of HR technology and trends in Europe.

Copies of the updated 9-Grid™ report are freely available for download offen.

26 Jan 2015

Elearnity, the leading European Talent and Learning Analyst, today announced its annual 9-Grid™ analysis for the European LMS, Authoring Tools and Bespoke e-learning development markets for 2015. The Elearnity 9-Grid™ analysis provides a unique independent assessment of the main learning and talent technology supply options in the EMEA market.

Originally released in 2013, the Elearnity 9-Grid™ analysis model is based on the results of extensive independent research and deep insights from Elearnity’s corporate research network of over 150 client organisations, including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone. Elearnity’s 9-Grid™ was originally created because of the limited value to European companies of US-centric market analysis. Elearnity is unique in assessing vendors and solutions with a European market perspective, and from providing independent advice to large multi-national clients based in EMEA.

The 9-Grid™ analysis is also uniquely designed for HR and Learning Professionals rather than IT. It uses the familiar framework of the nine box talent profile, but applied to solutions instead of people. The analysis captures five levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, including their Performance, Potential, and Market Presence, but also uniquely, Total Cost of Ownership and Elearnity’s expectations about their 9-Grid™ Trajectory in the future. This enables corporates to match potential solutions to their own specific context and priorities, as well as forcing a real debate about cost versus sophistication.

“Elearnity’s 9-Grid is still the only market analysis designed for European companies” said David Wilson, Elearnity’s Founder and Managing Director, “It is also the only industry analysis that makes corporates really examine their choices and compromises, including solution sophistication versus cost of ownership. Being in the top right, the usual position in Analyst market tools, is definitely not the best position for everyone – especially if it comes at significant cost”.

Wilson continued, “The new 2015 analysis has been updated to reflect changing trends in the market over the past 12 months, as well as changes in the vendors. We have added new vendors, as well as refreshing the vendor analysis to provide a robust independent assessment of how these solutions actually perform in real customers. Our analysis is built on direct corporate experience, as well as our own independent expert assessments of the leading supply options”.

The latest Elearnity 9-Grid™ models for 2015 are free to download from offen.

04 Jun 2014

Elearnity, the leading European analyst, today announces the launch of its popular 9-Grid™ analyst profiles for the Integrated Talent Management market in Europe. The 9-Grid™ models provide a practical way for enterprises to understand who’s who in the HR, Talent and Learning Technology markets.

Launched in 2013, the Elearnity 9-Grid™ model is based on the results of extensive independent research and insights from Elearnity’s corporate research network of over 100 client organisations, including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone. 9-Grid™ was originally created because of the limitations of existing market profiling approaches. None of the existing models concentrate on the HR, talent and learning and talent markets from an EMEA perspective, leaving a vacuum for organisations trying to identify which solutions best meet their needs.

The new Elearnity 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management provides an independent and objective assessment of the Talent Management market in Europe. The analysis captures five levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and our expectations about their 9-Grid™ Trajectory in the future.

‘With an improving economy and much greater boardroom focus on attracting, developing and retaining key talent, the Elearnity 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management is a unique tool for organisations looking to develop a connected and strategic approach to Talent Management’ said David Wilson, Elearnity’s Founder and Managing Director. ‘Our ratings contrast critical factors including market and customer performance, scope and sophistication and total cost of ownership; important components of making the best supplier decisions and developing a sustainable strategy’.

Earlier this year, Elearnity also announced the 2014 versions of its 9-Grid™ for LMS, Authoring Tools, and Bespoke e-learning development.

28 Jan 2014

Elearnity, the leading European analyst, today announced the launch of its popular 9-Grid™ analyst profiles for the European Learning Authoring Tools markets. The 9-Grid™ models provide a practical way for enterprises to understand who’s who in the Learning Technology market.

Originally released in 2013, the Elearnity 9-Grid™ model is based on the results of extensive independent research and insights from Elearnity’s corporate research network of over 100 client organisations, including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone. 9-Grid™ was originally been created because of the limitations of existing market profiling approaches. None of the existing models concentrate on the learning and talent markets from an EMEA perspective, leaving a vacuum for buyers trying to identify which solutions best meet their needs.

The new Elearnity 9-Grid™ for Authoring Tools provides an independent assessment of the e-learning authoring tools and learning content management market. The analysis captures five levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and our expectations about their 9-Grid™ Trajectory in the future.

‘The 9-Grid™ for Authoring Tools is a unique tool for organisations looking to develop a strategic approach to e-learning authoring and content management’ said David Perring, Elearnity’s director of research. ‘Our ratings contrast critical factors including market and customer performance, scope and sophistication and total cost of ownership; important components of making good supplier decisions and developing a sustainable strategy’.

Fosway separately announced the 2014 versions of its Fosway 9-Grid™ for LMS and Fosway 9-Grid™ for Bespoke e-learning development. Other talent and learning sectors will follow later this year.

28 Jan 2014

Elearnity, the leading European analyst, today announced the launch of the 2014 versions of its popular 9-Grid™ analyst profiles for the European LMS and Bespoke e-learning development markets. The models provide a practical way for enterprises to understand who’s who in the Learning Technology market.

The 9-Grid™ model was originally been created because of the limitations of existing market profiling approaches. None of the existing models concentrate on the learning and talent markets from an EMEA perspective, leaving a vacuum for buyers trying to identify which solutions best meet their needs. The model uses the familiar framework of a nine box talent profile and applies it to learning and talent solutions instead of people. The analysis captures five levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and our expectations about their 9-Grid™ Trajectory in the future.

By reviewing the market profiles, readers can gain an understanding of how solutions compare to each other, but more importantly, how solutions also match to their own context, priorities and goals.

As Elearnity managing director, David Wilson explained, ‘As independent analysts, we not only look at understanding trends and the realities of learning and talent organisations, it’s also important to look at how we can best share that insight with the organisations and markets we serve. Our updated 2014 models are an insightful way to start assess your supplier options and how to increase the value of existing suppliers.’

Elearnity separately announced the 2014 versions of its Elearnity 9-Grid™ for LMS and Fosway 9-Grid™ for Bespoke e-learning development. Other talent and learning sectors will follow later this year.

31 Jul 2013

European analyst, Elearnity, today launched a new and unique insight into the European (EMEA) learning and talent market . The new 9-Grid™ models for Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Bespoke E-learning Development are based on independent analysis and insights from Elearnity’s corporate research network of over 150 organisations including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone.

The 9-Grid™ approach has been created in response to the lack of depth and flexibility provided by existing analyst models, which are also typically US-focused and do not reflect market differences in the UK and Europe. This leaves a vacuum for the multitude of buyers trying to decide which LMS and e-learning solutions best meet their needs. The Elearnity 9-Grid™ for Bespoke E-learning Development is the first of its kind to profile the performance of companies within this market sector, and the Elearnity 9-Grid™ for LMS is the first European specific market view.

The aim of both 9-Grid™ models is to demonstrate the relative value of the solutions available in the market based on five levels of insight; Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Elearnity’s own expectations on how the trajectory of performance and potential might change in the future.

One of the notable elements of 9-Grid™ is that there is intrinsic value in all the zones on the model – not just the top right! The model highlights how different solutions will suit different types of organisation, and in particular, the relative trade-off between a vendors positioning with their total cost of ownership. So buyers can gain an understanding of how LMS’s and different e-learning providers compare, but also more importantly, how to match the available solutions to their own context and goals.

Elearnity managing director, David Wilson, comments, ‘Fitting the right vendor with your specific needs is a vital ingredient for success, but up until now, there has been very little independent analysis that accurately reflects the market, especially for UK and EMEA organisations. Most other analyst models are US-centric and therefore can be of limited real value to organisations in Europe seeking to make the best decision about which learning and talent technologies to invest in.’

He continues, ‘In terms of Bespoke E-learning Development, we are talking about a vibrant market that has never had any real research resource of this type. Companies are investing considerable time and effort in sourcing their solutions, and that’s why we’ve created the 9-Grid™ to help them find the right partners and spend their budgets in the most appropriate way. We believe in providing the audience on this side of the Atlantic with analysis and insights that are specific and relevant to their needs and organisational context.’

The two 9-Grid™ models released today are the first two of a series from Elearnity focusing on the main segments of the learning and talent market. Elearnity will also be releasing further 9-Grid™ models later in 2013, including for Integrated Talent Management and for E-Learning Authoring Platforms, with others to follow.

8 Jul 2013

Elearnity, the leading European analyst, today announced a new model for analysing the performance and potential of solutions and vendors in the learning and talent market place. The Elearnity 9-Grid™ model is based on the results of independent research and insights from Elearnity’s corporate research network of over 100 client organisations, including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone.

Elearnity 9-Grid™ has been created because of the lack of depth and flexibility provided by existing market profiling approaches. None of the existing models concentrate on the learning and talent markets from an EMEA perspective, leaving a vacuum for buyers trying to decide which solutions will best meet their needs.

The model uses the familiar framework of a nine box talent profile and applies it to learning and talent solutions instead of people. The analysis captures five levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and our expectations about how their performance and potential may change in the future.

One of the notable elements of this new model is that there is value in all zones on the 9-Grid™, not just the top right!. 9-Grid™ highlights the fact that different solutions will suit different types of organisation. Readers will gain an understanding of how these solutions compare to each other, but also importantly, how to match solutions to their own context and goals. There is also information on identifying the inevitable trade-offs that are made between relative potential and cost of ownership.

Explains Elearnity managing director, David Wilson, ‘As independent analysts, we not only look at understanding trends and the realities of learning and talent organisations, it’s also important to look at how we can best share that insight with the organisations and markets we serve.’

He continues, ‘Over the past five years we’ve have been wrestling with the inadequacies of other models that are created by US analysts. Not only do these models tell a limited story, they are also very US centric, which can make some of the commentary of limited value for European companies. We’ve created the Elearnity 9-Grid™ to address both these issues, specifically for an EMEA based audience.’

Elearnity will be launching its 9-Grid™ models for learning management systems and for bespoke content solutions at the end of July, with others to follow.

8 Jul 2013

In a survey ahead of Elearnity’s annual Symposium event on the 14th May, involving enterprise organisations such as Aviva, BT, Lloyds Banking Group, Shell and Vodafone, it was clear that the integrating talent, performance, and development workflows is becoming more of a reality in major organisations.

For many respondents, there is a clear focus on the delivery of global solutions through the use of one common platform. Whilst one common platform was had often been deployed, many attendees highlighted the need to embed its use and the importance of simplifying the experience for end users, often by integrating processes. Although the learning and talent infrastructure does play a central role many respondents were also looking to the future and delivering solutions to multiple devices was seen as a critical focus area for many during the next 12 months as was moving towards more resources than online courses. The familiar challenges of engaging stakeholders to use online technology, as well as broadening the scope of solutions, were also still viewed as important.

One of the most significant changes over the last year was the increasing corporate acceptance in the role technology can play in supporting learning and talent solutions and a continued willingness to invest despite the need in many organisation to restrain spending.

Comments David Wilson, Managing Director of Elearnity, ‘It’s encouraging to see corporate organisations continuing to significantly investing in learning and talent solutions. Even though innovations such as mobile access will play a significant role in the future for many organisations, maximizing the value from existing solutions is clearly still an important area of focus. For many organisations 2013 is a year of transition with learning and talent professionals being given the opportunity to reinvent online learning and talent solutions and demonstrate the value they can add to their business by integrating processes to create an improved user experience.’

Elearnity has been running corporate roundtable events for over 10 years. The Symposium brings together a wide variety of corporate and vendor organisations to focus on current learning and talent themes. In a series of roundtable sessions, attendees work through key challenges and trends being tackled by learning and talent professionals today.

Continues Wilson, ‘As an independent Analyst, our symposium aims to be different to other industry events. Everyone has the opportunity to discuss their own unique challenges, putting trends and technology adoption into the context of their organisation. It’s always fascinating to see what emerges from the roundtables and gain a clearer perspective of the reality of learning and talent solutions in major organisations.’

Themes to be covered this year include:

  • Using technology to support workplace learning and performance support
  • The metrics that matter when measuring learning and talent
  • The realities of corporate mobile learning
  • Blended learning in corporate organisations in 2013
  • The future of learning and talent systems
  • Corporate learning and talent innovations that make a difference
  • Participants also have the opportunity to discuss current challenges and best practices with nine leading solution providers, including Assima, Cornerstone OnDemand, Epic, Kallidus, Kenexa, NetDimensions, Saba, SumTotal Systems and Unicorn Training.

Contact info@elearnity.com for information on future roundtables and symposium events.

25 Apr 2013

Ongoing research by Europe’s leading learning and talent analyst, Elearnity, is finding that in at least one third of organisations are failing to make a positive impact with their Learning Management Systems. The results are taken from current research into customer satisfaction levels of learning technology solutions and services across the UK and Europe – which is open for further contributions from corporate organisations until 3rd May 2013.

The research concentrates on Customer Satisfaction with eight categories of Learning Technology including LMS, bespoke and generic elearning content, authoring tools, Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), social and collaboration tools, assessment tools and mobile learning solutions. With customers rating the technology they are using based on functionality, user experience, ease of delivery, configurability and flexibility, solution impact and total cost of ownership.

David Perring, Director of Research at Elearnity comments, “Business impact is a critical measure of success for any system. And it is concerning that, so far, the research is highlighting how low satisfaction levels can be with some LMS deployments – especially as others appear to be getting it right. As we dig deeper into the responses, I expect we’ll find some interesting correlations between different suppliers – both positive and negative.”

He continues, “Until now there hasn’t been a way for users to share the realities of working with different learning solutions. So, with a couple of weeks left until the survey closes, there is still time for customers to have their say and bring some much needed transparency to the European Learning Technology market.”

Note: corporate participants who complete the survey will be provided with free access to the Summary Report when it’s released later in the year.

The research remains open for until the 3rd May 2013 and can be accessed via the Elearnity website.

14 Mar 2013

Elearnity, Europe’s leading learning and talent analyst, is launching a new research programme to evaluate customer satisfaction levels of learning technology solutions and services – from the people that actually use them. Corporate customers across the UK and Europe are invited to rate the learning technology solutions they are using within their organisation. The results will be published later in 2013, with the long term aim of providing a year on year view of learning technology customer satisfaction in Europe.

The research will focus on all the main areas of learning technologies including Learning Management Systems (LMS), bespoke and generic elearning content, authoring tools, Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), social and collaboration tools, assessment tools and mobile learning solutions.

Customer organisations are asked to rate the technology they are using in these different categories based on functionality, user experience, ease of delivery, configurability and flexibility, solution impact and total cost of ownership. They are also encouraged to leave supporting comments which will provide additional insights and qualitative input into the research.

David Wilson, Managing Director of Elearnity, explains, ‘Learning technologies represent a significant investment for large organisations, and there is currently no independent European-focussed research into how customers actually rate their learning technology solutions. Our new research will provide unique insights into how learning technology solutions are really working in practice, as well as adding further data to support Elearnity’s independent Vendor Perspectives.’

He continued, ‘The aim of this research is to help vendors continually improve their solutions and provide organisations with much need transparency about which providers have the highest customer satisfaction in Europe. Objectively understanding the reality of customer experience should be important in selecting solutions. Other business and consumer products are often reviewed and evaluated by their users – why not learning technology?’

The research is now open for input by customers using learning technologies and can be accessed via the Elearnity website.

Link to survey: http://delivr.com/2a7wz

14 Mar 2013

In the run up to the Learning Technologies Show in London later this month, a new report released today by Europe’s leading independent analyst Elearnity, highlights the best practices for commissioning bespoke learning projects

“The global bespoke e-learning development market is incredibly localised and potentially inconsistent, and that combination can make engaging in even a modest project, fraught with rat-holes, dead-ends and trip hazards, that can lead to some uncomfortable and unexpected headaches.” said David Perring, Director of Research for Elearnity.

“Selecting a bespoke learning partner because they have the lowest cost, doesn’t always translate into long term success.” He continued. “Partnering with the right provider, not just the cheapest is important. By working with the best fit for you, with the right frameworks in place, it is possible to save a lot more money and create a lot more impact.”

Based on Elearnity’s extensive corporate research network, and the practical experience of supporting leading European enterprises, Elearnity outline what organisations can do to navigate more successfully through the bespoke e-learning marketplace, providing practical, independent advice about the best practices and processes that accelerate and de risk bespoke learning projects.

Link: http://delivr.com/1m3b3

Während aktuell in vielen Teilen Europas die aufgrund der COVID-19 Pandemie eingeführten Beschränkungen langsam zurückgefahren werden, veröffentlicht die Fosway Group, Europas führender Analyst für Personalmanagement, die Ergebnisse ihrer neuesten Studie zu den Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf die betriebliche Bildung. Die Studie betrachtet insbesondere den Einfluss auf Trainingsstrategien, die Prioritäten der Learning-Bereiche und deren Ausgaben. Außerdem bietet sie praktische Einblicke welche Tools Mitarbeiter beim Lernen in Krisenzeiten erfolgreich unterstützt haben und welche nicht.

Fosway COVID-19 L&D Impact 2020_FinalDer unausweichliche Schritt von Präsenztrainings zu digitalem Lernen ist allerdings nur der Anfang der sich abzeichnenden weiteren Entwicklung. Es haben wohl tiefergreifendere Verschiebungen stattgefunden, insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Lösungen, die L&D-Teams erfolgreich einsetzen können und auch bei den Lernenden auf Zuspruch stoßen. Und diese Veränderungen – über die schon seit vielen Jahren unter dem Mantel der digitalen Transformation des Lernens diskutiert wurde – sind quasi über Nacht zur Realität geworden.

Einige Schlaglichter der Studie

• Die Trainingsstrategie und -prioritäten haben sich für 94% der Unternehmen als Reaktion auf die Pandemie geändert. Zwei von drei Unternehmen haben sogar signifikante Veränderungen an ihren Aktivitäten und ihrer Vorgehensweise vorgenommen.

• Es ist nicht überraschend, dass digitales Lernen stark zugenommen hat und die Ausgaben in fast allen Bereiche des digitalen Lernens bei der Mehrheit der Unternehmen gestiegen sind. Hierbei konnten die Ausgaben für digitale Lerninhalte bei den meisten Unternehmen Zuwächse verzeichnen. 82% der Befragten geben an, dass die Nachfrage nach digitalem Lernen bei hochrangigen Stakeholdern gestiegen ist, während 71% auch bei den Lernenden selbst eine erhöhte Nachfrage nach digitalem Lernen festgestellt haben.

• Traditionelles E-Learning zeigt Anzeichen dafür, dass sowohl die Akzeptanz als auch der wahrgenommene Erfolg leicht nachlassen. Video-Inhalte haben Organisationen während der COVID-19-Krise bisher am besten unterstüzt, dicht gefolgt von kuratierten Inhalten. Demgegenüber wurden maßgeschneiderte E-Learnings, Standardkurse und Blended Learning als geringfügig weniger erfolgreich eingestuft.

• Während sich die Mitarbeiter daran gewöhnen, aus dem Home Office und in virtuellen Teams zu arbeiten, wird die Zusammenarbeit zu einer zentralen Priorität. 84% der L&D-Verantwortlichen halten es für wichtiger, digitales Lernen in andere Unternehmensplattformen wie beispielsweise Microsoft Teams, Slack und Trello zu integrieren.

• Sogenannte Learning Experience Plattformen (LXPs) und Spezial-Lösungen für kollaboratives Lernen werden nach - wie nicht anders vorherzusehen war - virtuellen Klassenräumen als die erfolgreichsten Systeme eingestuft.

David Perring, Director of Research bei Fosway Group sagte, ‘Steckt man inmitten einer Krise ist es manchmal nicht leicht, einfach mal einen Schritt zurückzugehen und zu erkennen, wie weit man schon in so kurzer Zeit gekommen ist. Ja, wir haben mit der Virtualisierung von Präsenzveranstaltungen einen Quick Win bei der Bewältigung der Folgen der Krise gesehen. Die Realität ist jedoch, dass L&D Teams große Forschritte in ihrem Verständnis der Zusammenarbeit zwischen räumlich getrennten Teams gemacht haben, als die Mitarbeiter aus dem Home Office arbeiten mussten. Die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse darüber, wie man diesen Ansatz mit Hilfe existierender Kollaborationsplattformen in den alltäglichen Arbeitsablauf einbinden kann, wird ein Game Changer, von dem viele seit Jahren sprechen.' Er fährt fort: ‘Wenn wir unseren Blick nach vorn richten, sind die nächsten 12 Monate natürlich nicht vorhersehbar, aber ohne Zweifel wird der wirtschaftliche Druck, dem Unternehmen ausgesetzt sind, die Einführung des digitalen Lernens nur noch weiter beschleunigen. Die betriebliche Weiterbildungslandschaft hat sich also nicht bloß für den Moment geändert - sie wird nie wieder dieselbe sein!”

Die Studie wurde als Online-Befragung unter den Mitgliedern des Corporate Research Networks der Fosway Group durchgeführt. Die initialen Ergebnisse basieren auf Antworten von 108 Unternehmen.

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