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 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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
By Naomi Bloom on December 8, 2014
Background This post was inspired by a recent discussion among the Enterprise Irregulars. It began when one of our members called our attention to a recent story about ZenPayroll’s impressive roster of successful Silly Valley (my term for the group think or herd instinct often found in the Bay Area) entrepreneurs who had become investors. His inquiry: “Hyperbole […]
By Naomi Bloom on December 2, 2014
There is a tremendous need for deep and robust integration between the traditional HRMS processes,
being built organically, on top of a common architecture and object model. The heyday for standalone talent management suites is over.
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By Naomi Bloom on November 7, 2014
Or, How Macular Degeneration Changes Your Thinking Even Before It Changes How You See The World One of my favorite movies ever is “Dirty Dancing.” It takes place at a Borscht Belt-style resort of the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, has a musical score full of songs to which I danced in my early teens, and characters who […]