Fosway’s research focuses on two core practices, Next Generation HR and Next Generation Learning

The insights you need to develop skills, deliver results and build a strong organisation.

HR is changing. Fosway’s next generation HR research practice is dedicated to the analysis and understanding of the shifts, new trends and underlying business drivers for the transformation that is happening within organisational HR. Our research agenda focuses on the hot topics and longer term challenges, including HR transformation, Cloud HR, recruitment, and talent and people success.

With 24+ years of insight into learning technologies and innovation, Fosway continues to explore learning trends and the realities they represent for organisations today. Our analysts are currently researching key areas that will impact L&D practitioners and learning strategies, including next gen learning systems and digital content strategies. This forward research agenda is in addition to ongoing research around our unique 9-Grid™ analysis of learning providers.


From Cloud HR to talent acquisition to talent and people success, Fosway’s HR analyst practice provides the insights you need to transform your HR strategy, processes and technology decisions. This critical part of Fosway formalises our broader view of the trends and underlying business drivers for change and transformation within organisations today.



Fosway’s pedigree in corporate learning continues with our learning analyst practice. Key areas of focus include the evolving digital learning market – from AI to personalisation, video to microlearning and mobile. And the changes to learning systems and the shift from traditional LMSs to LXPs and beyond to the new 2020 classification of suites versus specialists. transformation. Our aim is to help you make the best decisions about what you need in learning for your organisation and your people.

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What the Fosway team don’t know about selecting vendors, systems and solutions isn’t worth knowing!
Mike Booth, Head of Learning Technology, Dixons Carphone


The HR tech market continues to grow, with new vendors and products appearing every year. Companies merge and get acquired. Technology changes. And with an ever expanding choice of solutions available, your decisions on which solutions to buy and how to invest are becoming more exciting, but more risky than ever before. And that’s where we come in…

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Fosway Group’s goal is to provide direct insights and analysis that help cut through the hype. A key part of how we achieve this is by publishing our forward research agenda. This enables us to share our work and involve all relevant parties including users, practitioners and vendors. It also demonstrates our commitment to our core areas of interest.

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9-Grid™ is Fosway’s unique five dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in a particular market. It allows you to compare different solutions based on their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories across the market. Download the 9-Grid™ reports and market and solutions insights on Talent Acquisition, Cloud HR, Talent & People Success, Learning Systems and Digital Learning.

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What challenges are you currently experiencing? What would you like to know more about? Talk to us today, let us know what you need to know in the contact form and a member of the Fosway team will be in touch to discuss further.

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