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5 Strategies To Win The War For Talent

5 Minute Read 5 Strategies to Win the War for Talent December 2015 The positive upturn in the economy is significantly impacting the discussion of talent in business. The war for talent is back with a vengeance, but companies must focus on maximising and protecting their own internal talent as well as bringing in the right external talent. The business case for this is clear, as is the need for organisations to do it. Talent management is now a key focus for many organisations, but creating great talent management practices starts from within. […]

By | July 25th, 2016|Next Gen HR, Talent Management|Comments Off on 5 Strategies To Win The War For Talent

Learning for Talent

10 Minute Read Learning for Talent June 2013 The journey Read any business magazine or report on competing and winning in business today and somewhere near the beginning they will bring up the issue of talent or talent management. Whilst talent management is a topic that the HR industry has focused on for some time, it is becoming a topic of the boardroom. CEOs and the executive leadership in major companies now routinely talk about the ‘war for talent’, and about the need to find and retain the best people. Talent management is getting a lot of attention. But this Viewpoint paper is not a case for talent management per se. In many ways, we are taking that as a given. What this paper is about is the central role that learning and development plays within talent management, and how important it is to effectively integrate learning and development across our talent processes. Effective talent management is about more than measurement and management; it is also about action, i.e. strategies for improving performance and developing talent. Learning and development is not just one of the segments of the talent lifecycle, it is a fundamental enabler of many of the other segments. Learning and development is the engine room of an integrated talent strategy. But first, we should ask who, or what, is ‘talent’? […]

By | July 25th, 2016|Next Gen HR, Talent Management|Comments Off on Learning for Talent

HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

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HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

January 2016

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

With two years of data thanks to Fosway’s ongoing partnership with HRN, the realities of HR in Europe are becoming clearer. Whether it’s the top levers for success, the top HR priorities, Cloud HR or the drivers for changing HR systems – our data is telling some interesting stories.

When commentators and analysts talk about HR, the regional subtleties are often ignored. It is often viewed as a global business. But the reality for most European and international customers is that HR often feels very different from a one size fits all approach. It can be much more complex. However, understanding that complexity through data hasn’t been easy. Research on the priorities, needs and differences for European companies has been very thin on the ground. The HR research that does exist, frequently has a very US centred perspective.

This first report in our series takes you through the critical realities and challenges and what’s driving change in European HR today.

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By | July 11th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Level 1 Member, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on HR Critical Realities Part 1: The Challenges and Priorities 2016

Latest Research

Latest Research Welcome to Fosway's latest research summary, designed to give you quick access to our most recent content. Here you will find the most up to date information on HR, talent and learning in Europe including viewpoints, reports, articles, infographics and opinions from Fosway analysts based on our latest research. TAKE PART NOW: [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Next Gen HR, Next Gen Learning|0 Comments

Raising The Talent Bar

5 Minute Read Raising The Talent Bar December 2013 Driving real outcomes that impact the business The positive upturn in the economy is significantly impacting the discussion of talent in business. The war for talent is back with a vengeance, but companies must focus on maximising and protecting their own internal talent as well as bringing in the right external talent. […]

By | July 5th, 2016|Cloud HCM, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Raising The Talent Bar

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
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