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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

5 Minute Read Microsoft buys LinkedIn June 2016 Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion; what are the consequences for HR? After growing into the world’s largest professional online network, LinkedIn is being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion in cash. This is the largest ever acquisition in Microsoft’s history, and 20 times larger than its acquisition of Yammer. How important is this acquisition for LinkedIn, and for Microsoft? And how significant is it for the broader HR market, given than LinkedIn has become the de-facto depository of professional career histories? This is Fosway’s point of view. […]

By | June 20th, 2016|Cloud HCM, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 2014 – 15

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HR Technology in Europe: The Critical Realities 2015

March 2015

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

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

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

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

Transforming HR in the Cloud

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

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

SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

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Core Insights

SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

April 2009

Why SaaS is the critical deployment option for enterprise organisations

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

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

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

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

Talent Market Consolidation

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Core Insights

Talent Market Consolidation

May 2012

What is the impact of consolidation within the talent systems market on corporate strategies and supply-side options?

Taleo buys Learn.com. SuccessFactors buys Plateau. Lumesse buys Edvantage. SAP buys SuccessFactors. Oracle buys Taleo. Kenexa buys Outstart…What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers? What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply side options available to corporates?

Within little more than 12 months the talent management market has changed beyond recognition, and that’s just looking at the bigger guys. Recruiting software companies and performance management companies acquire and merge to become talent management companies. Talent companies acquire to become bigger talent companies. And the 800 pound gorillas, the HRMS/ERP providers called SAP and Oracle, finally wade into the ring and take out two of the biggest talent management companies with one swing for a cool $3.4 billion and $1.9 billion respectively. Something is definitely up!

What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers?

What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply options available to corporates? What will it mean for the specialist providers still standing in the market? What do you do if you’re a customer of one of the acquired companies, or have commited to products now owned by competing ERP vendors? How are these changes going to impact talent system decision making in the future?

Here’s our take.

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By | May 19th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Talent Market Consolidation

HR: The Critical Realities Research – Released

After the second year of the HRN and Fosway Group independent survey with over 400 responses, the realities of HR in Europe are becoming much clearer. Whether it’s the top levers for success, the top HR priorities, the drivers behind Cloud HR or changing HR systems – our data is telling some interesting stories. We’ve [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Next Gen HR, Talent Management|2 Comments

Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Centre Welcome to the Fosway Knowledge Centre. Providing you with up to date information and viewpoints on HR and learning in Europe including news, reports, articles and opinions. Our unique Knowledge Centre has a wealth of information including thousands of filtered items of market news, and over 200 articles, white papers, and presentations [...]

Next Gen HR

Next Generation HR Welcome to Fosway Group's HR analyst practice. We have been analysing the HCM and talent markets for a number of years now. The lack of European-focused analysis and insight has been a significant challenge for companies, and here, we address that. Fosway Group’s Next Generation HR analyst practice provides [...]

By | March 21st, 2015|Next Gen HR|0 Comments