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What’s really happening in HR today and is it ready for the future of work?

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New research from Fosway and UNLEASH aims to find out. The 2018-19 HR Realities research is now open, continuing the success of the only 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 UNLEASH group, the research is now in its sixth year and is open to HR professionals across Europe.


Covering topics including strategic HR challenges, drivers for digital transformation, employee engagement, future skills, analytics and the role of automation, the data generated by the HR Realities research gets beyond the hype and captures insight that is not available anywhere else.  

With over 600 participants last year from predominantly large enterprise organisations, the research will highlight HR technology priorities for the year ahead. The 2017-18 headlines, infographics and reports are available to download online.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway, comments, ‘This research aims to support 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. The outputs aim to create a trusted resource that enables HR to take an increasingly strategic role in shaping the future of work.’

Peter Russell of UNLEASH continues, ‘HR has a major role to play at a time of huge disruption and change. Digital transformation is happening whether people are ready or not, but the answer isn’t simply just using more technology. This research will help our community see where their peers are on their digital journey, as well as what is really being adopted and what is not – helping inform the important decisions of today, with reference to the challenges that lie ahead tomorrow.’

The 2018-19 research is now open online with all respondents immediately eligible to win free attendance at the UNLEASH World Conference & Expo in Amsterdam on 23 and 24 October 2018. In addition, all respondents will receive priority access to the research results when they are published.


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