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. Now in its eighth year, the research is open to HR professionals across Europe.

Interim data we collected 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, our 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, our CEO explains, ‘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.”

We’d really appreciate your participation online now, 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 here.