HR Realities Research

Zukunft Personal Virtual HR Week: ZP 365

ZPECirencester (UK), September 2020 - Interim data collected in April 2020 suggests 100% of HR functions have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Zukunft Personal has partnered with Fosway Group, one of Europe's leading HR industry analysts, to understand the immediate challenges, as well as to look ahead at HR investment, headcount, and priorities over the coming twelve months. Fosway CEO, David Wilson, will exclusively reveal the results of the 2020-21 HR Realities research for the first time at ZP 365 Virtual HR week, which is taking place 12-16 October.

The annual HR Realities research is now in its seventh year and is open to HR professionals across Europe. 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.

David Wilson's keynote session on 15 October is titled "Being successful in a post-pandemic world" and will explore

  • what's changing in HR tech as a result of the crisis
  • the tools and technology being used by leading HR organisations across Europe
  • HR investment trends - the what, where, and why
  • post-pandemic priorities and key HR skills for the future

David Wilson commented, "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 are delighted to partner with Zukunft Personal this year, as the input of the HR community is invaluable, especially as organisations move forward in what's been an unprecedented year. 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."

Christiane Nagler, Group Director of Zukunft Personal, said, "This is an important time for HR, as it has been pivotal to organisations navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to be able to work with Fosway Group to capture up-to-the minute insights around HR's experiences and share them with our audience at our virtual event next month. We look forward to David's keynote, which will certainly provide valuable input into our attendees’ strategy and decision making for the year ahead."