It’s Good To Be Queen!
I’ve been feeling quite optimistic lately about the state of HR technology, which is quite a good feeling. For most of my career, I’ve been frustrated by less than great software and less than great adoption of the best available software, but now there are multiple reasons for optimism on both fronts.
And the winner is?
[Shout-out to my colleague Lisa Rowan at IDC. Her recent guest post was the impetus for my finishing this post, which I had started right after Workday went public on 10-12-2012.]
1987: Bloom & Wallace and PeopleSoft Founded
1987 was a big year in the history of HR technology. That’s [...]
[Full disclosure: Workday is a client, but I attended their Tech Summit 2012 and a portion of Workday Rising 2012 as an "influencer," and my related travel expenses were reimbursed by Workday.]
You may have thought that everything that could be said about Workday’s Tech Summit 2012 had already been posted, but you [...]
Happy Birthday InFullBloom
I launched my blog exactly 3 years ago, 11-8-2009. In my wildest dreams, I never expected to attract so many loyal readers — there are now 10K+ of you — nor did I realize how much I would enjoy blogging. So, with a huge shout-out to those of you who have [...]
Trumpie And Me!
I’ve just reread my observations from last year’s conference, and you should too. If I say so myself, it’s a pretty accurate portrayal of what was happening then, much of which is still happening but which is much farther along, at least in some (but by no means all) vendor products and [...]
What got me thinking about this was reviewing the list of exhibitors for the upcoming HR Technology Conference in Chicago. There are vendors on that list who’ve been around at least as long as the conference (and some for much longer), never gaining much sales momentum, never gaining much financial scale, and never [...]
[Full disclosure: Workday is a client as are a number of their competitors. More importantly, I been looking under the covers of HRM enterprise software practically forever, and before that I was writing the code.]
I still haven’t digested every word in Workday’s recently released S-1, nor am I likely to do [...]
We Sell Kodak Film
[Like all early childhood memories, please consider this story as a possibly flawed recollection. What remains is the learning, for which I'm very grateful.]
I learned about loss leaders on my 5th birthday in 1950. My family-only birthday party (my Mom was very ill and died a year later) was [...]
Having almost finished preparations for a long trip to England in September, soon I’ll be putting the finishing touches on my schedule for the 15th annual HR Technology Conference and making final preparations for the two sessions I’ll be doing there. From the time we arrive in Chicago late Saturday afternoon (yes, The Wallace will be [...]
Pattern Recognition With The Cookie Monster
[This post is dedicated to Marc Maloy, SVP Worldwide Sales at HireRight, just because he asked for it. It's the story of objects from a decidedly human resource management (HRM) perspective. For you object modeling mavens, rest assured that my knowledge of this topic as it is applied to software [...]