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Speaking Engagements

Predict and Prepare sponsored by Workday 12/16

Workday Predict and Prepare Webinar, 12/10/2013
CXOTalk: Naomi Bloom, Nenshad Bardoliwalla, and Michael Krigsman, 3/15/2013
Drive Thru HR, 12/17/12
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #110, 8/12
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Business Value," 5/3/12 Audio/Whitepaper
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/7/11
HR Happy Hour - Episode 118 - 'Work and the Future of Work', 9/23/11
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #87, 9/11
Keynote, Connections Ultimate Partner Forum, 3/9-12/11
"Convergence in Bloom" Webcast and accompanying white paper, sponsored by ADP, 9/21/10
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #63, 9/10
Keynote for Workforce Management's first ever virtual HR technology conference, 6/8/10
Knowledge Infusion Webinar, 6/3/10
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Predict and Prepare," 12/8/09
Webinar Sponsored by Workday: "Preparing to Lead the Recovery," 11/19/09 Audio/Powerpoint
"Enterprise unplugged: Riffing on failure and performance," a Michael Krigsman podcast 11/9/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #39, 10/09
Workday SOR Webinar, 8/25/09
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #15, 10/08

Keynote, HR Tech Europe, Amsterdam, 10/25-26/12
Master Panel, HR Technology, Chicago, 10/9/012
Keynote, Workforce Magazine HR Tech Week, 6/6/12
Webcast Sponsored by Workday: "Building a Solid Business Case for HR Technology Change," 5/31/12
Keynote, Saba Global Summit, Miami, 3/19-22/12
Workday Rising, Las Vegas, 10/24-27/11
HR Technology, Las Vegas 10/3-5/11
HR Florida, Orlando 8/29-31/11
Boussias Communications HR Effectiveness Forum, Athens, Greece 6/16-17/11
HR Demo Show, Las Vegas 5/24-26/11
Workday Rising, 10/11/10
HRO Summit, 10/22/09
HR Technology, Keynote and Panel, 10/2/09

Adventures of Bloom & Wallace

a work in progress

About InFullBloom

I have always believed that the only source of sustainable organizational advantage is outstanding workforce performance. Capable, engaged, and effective workers, who understand, are focused on, and execute very well the work that drives organizational results, make all the difference between organizational success and failure.

And I’ve been convinced since the very beginning of my career, when I was writing my first Autocoder commission accounting programs (a.k.a. insurance agent payroll) for John Hancock Life Insurance, that information technology was the power tool needed to enhance every aspect of workforce performance through effective human resource management (HRM).

What was more promise than possible at the start of my career is VERY possible now. Smart software, chock full of embedded intelligence, content, actionable even predictive analytics, and similar capabilities, deployed in a socially active manner across the workforce and their individually unleashed social networks, really can enable the workforce to deliver improved organizational outcomes. Great IT-enabled HRM, in the hands of world class HR leaders, can make the difference between achieving breakthroughs in organizational outcomes and landing on the trash heap of failed enterprises.

But effective HRM made operational through a great HRM delivery system (that’s where IT comes in) is only possible, only practical, if we apply everything we’ve learned over the last 40+ years to doing it right -- and right now! And that was the impetus for launching this blog in November, 2009

With much of my career now visible in my rear view mirror, I’ve been using this blog to share as much as possible of what I’ve learned from incredible colleagues and clients over those 40+ years, and what I’m still learning. What do I wish I’d known sooner? What questions should I have asked and in what order? How do I detect excellent HRM or IT practices and avoid bad ones? How do I decide when to stick to my guns and when to back off as gracefully as possible? What makes my BS detector go into overdrive? I’ve got a lot of scars to remind me of my mistakes, which are legion, and some great memories of those special projects that pushed the envelope and succeeded.

But this blog isn’t just about professional lessons learned. It also covers all the new ideas, questions, observations, and miscellany from my ongoing adventures at the intersection of HRM and IT. And, since my life isn’t lived solely at the intersection of HRM and IT, I’ll indulge the English major in my soul with the occasional post on life beyond work. With the passage of time, I expect the personal posts to multiply even as the professional ones are fewer but hopefully still valuable. Frankly, it never occurred to me that so many of you would join me in the journey, and I am honored beyond words by your having done so.

So, with apologies to Lewis Carroll for my clumsy adaptation of “The Walrus and The Carpenter” (Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) and to my long-suffering husband and partner, Ron Wallace:

“The time has come,” Naomi said,
“To talk of many things;
Of work, IT and HRM,
Of plan designs, and pings,
And why no rhyme or reason rules,
And if KSAOCs have wings.”

“But wait a bit,” the Wallace cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
Though none of us are fat!”
“No hurry!” said Naomi.
They thanked her much for that.

“Some smart IT,” Naomi said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Social tech, self service besides
Are very good indeed,
Now if you’re ready, colleagues dear,
We can begin to read.”

3 comments to About InFullBloom

  • Hi. I’m a freelancer working on an e-book for TechTarget on Best Practices for Implementing an HCM Application Strategy. It will cover four topics in four chapters – and I’m hoping you might be willing to spare 30 minutes on the phone to share your insight, and quotes, on one or more of these topics. Have you an e-mail address or phone so I can reach you to explain it in greater depth? Thank you! Sue Hildreth

  • Ciao’ Bella Naomi Lee,

    Congratulazioni.. sei stato di esempio per tutti noi!!


  • Naomi,

    Welcome to blogosphere. It will be valuable to have access to your writing and activities in one convenient location.

    I hope you will enjoy this new channel for your thoughts, learnings and advice.


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