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 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 […]
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.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, HR Tech, HRM Software, Human resources, Preferred Architectural Behaviors, recruitment, talent management, Vocabulary Shapes Our Thinking
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 […]
By Naomi Bloom on September 12, 2014
This comes to you from our Viking Longship, Forseti, tied up in the very heart of the City of Bordeaux on its completely renewed waterfront. We’ve had a wonderful three weeks of travel in France, including a week’s wine tasting cruise through the rivers of Bordeaux, but it’s time to get back to work. And since […]
By Naomi Bloom on September 9, 2014
[ It’s HR technology conference season, and we’d better get our shit 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 vendors telling us that whatever they’re selling is the answer to our not-yet-formulated-clearly questions. […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Bloom & Wallace Engagements, Debunking/Calling Out, Enterprise Irregulars, enterprise software, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, HR Tech, HR Tech Conference, Strategic HRMDS Planning