Leading independent voice, analyst, end-user HRM business/delivery system strategyconsultant, vendor HR technology/HRO business strategy/platform architecture/object model consultant, and thought leader across the HRM/HR technology/HR outsourcing industry now is the 23rd year of her solo practice, Bloom & Wallace. You can learn more about Naomi's work and thinking at In Full Bloom.
By Naomi Bloom on October 14, 2015
If you don’t ask the right questions, you sure as hell won’t get useful answers! It’s HR technology conference season, and we’d better get our act together if we’re going to get the maximum value from our time spent at these conferences. That means knowing what questions we’re trying to answer before we’re bombarded with […]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged #hrtechconf, #HRTechWorld, Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, HRM BPO, HRM Software, HRMDS, Licensed/On-Premise Software, Metrics/Analytics, SaaS, Social Technology, Strategic HRMDS Planning, talent management
By Naomi Bloom on October 8, 2015
With only one of me while both major HR technology conferences — if you haven’t attended the HR Tech World Congress, you may not realize that it’s become as large and as much of a must attend as the wonderful and separately owned/produced HR Tech Conference & Expo— are scheduled over just 10+ days later […]
By Naomi Bloom on September 10, 2015
Ron and I have been spending a lovely holiday in England, treating ourselves to very high end accommodations in London and the Cotswolds, and now on the south coast of Cornwall. We’ve been having a wonderful time, including visits with friends, lots of theater in London, and endless explorations of quiet Cotswold and Cornish villages. Our […]
By Naomi Bloom on June 10, 2015
(Given the current noise in the tech press about poor little startup Zenefits’ suffering at the hands of big kahuna ADP I thought this repost might be timely.) December 8th, 2014 Background This post was inspired by a recent discussion among the Enterprise Irregulars. It began when one of our members called our attention […]
By Naomi Bloom on June 8, 2015
Objects To The Left Of Us, Objects To The Right Introduction I’ve been on the warpath about flawed HR technology object models (and their predecessors, flawed data models) for longer than most of you have been sentient. My pique on this subject goes way back to the late 80’s and a now infamous consulting gig at […]
By Naomi Bloom on May 22, 2015
It’s critical to get as much as possible of the core from a single vendor but only if that vendor can offer you a truly integrated core.
By Naomi Bloom on April 3, 2015
Throughout my lengthy career as a consultant, analyst, thought leader, and independent voice in the HR technology industry, I have been asked quite often why I think there aren’t more women and minority HR professionals in key HR leadership roles. The simple answer is that there aren’t many women and minorities in key HR leadership […]
By Naomi Bloom on March 1, 2015
With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested that, while customers might save a little in the short run with SaaS, it would cost them more in […]
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged "Killer" HRMDS Scenarios, Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, HR Tech, HRM Software, Looking Back/Looking Forward, Models/Modeling, Preferred Architectural Behaviors, SaaS, Vocabulary Shapes Our Thinking
By Naomi Bloom on February 26, 2015
If and when you decide to migrate from your seriously old design, on-premise ERP to “the cloud,” please make sure that you get what you’re paying for.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged "Killer" HRMDS Scenarios, Business Outcomes, Change Management, Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, HR Tech, HRM Software, Licensed/On-Premise Software, Looking Back/Looking Forward, Preferred Architectural Behaviors, SaaS
By Naomi Bloom on February 3, 2015
Introduction In May 2012, I published a blog post that covered the basics of objects and object modeling — the very basic basics. Assuming you’ve all been studying this topic since then (if you hadn’t already done so), it seemed like a good time to note that simply applying the right modeling techniques does not get […]