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InFullBloom Archives


Speaking Engagements

Predict and Prepare sponsored by Workday 12/16

The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #171, 2/15
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #160, 8/14
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #145, 1/14
Workday Predict and Prepare Webinar, 12/10/2013
The Bill Kutik Radio Show® #134, 8/13
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

The Mysteries Of HRM And HR Technology — From The Pen Of Naomi Bloom

Those who know me well know that one of my greatest pleasures is opening, literally, a new mystery book of the British cozies flavor. These are the types of mysteries written during the Golden Age of British mysteries by the Queens of this genre: Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham.  I so wish these amazing authors were still writing, but fortunately they all left very large collections that I’ve enjoyed reading and rereading over the last 60+ years.  And of course there are many, many other authors of this genre, some of whom are very much alive and well and writing.

I’ve been inspired by these authors and their work, and I’ve often thought that there’s a mystery series in the characters and settings of our little neighborhood at the intersection of HRM and IT. Nothing ugly or violent or with too much sex, just little cozies that take place among a tightly-knit community with suspects galore, the occasional closed room murder, and a clue under every iPad.

And today’s Twitter exchange about how slowly self service is rolling out (when it should be ubiquitous by now) got me thinking about where to start my series.  First up, “Death by Lousy HRM.” Then, “Mystery of the Missing High Performers.”  Followed quickly by “Career Death at Late Adopter Inc.”  Lots to think about here, and I’ll need some continuing characters.  But I think I’m seeing a little something to do with my “idle” moments, should I ever have one, that would allow me to tell tales of technical debt, reveal the murderers of best practices, and put the suspects through the ringer.  Now who should be my first victim?

1 comment to The Mysteries Of HRM And HR Technology — From The Pen Of Naomi Bloom

  • Rob

    These could end up being best sellers Naomi! – many years ago I started writing a book entitles “101 uses for your dead HR department” (borrowing from the famous 1988 book called 101 uses for a dead cat)- anyway, I canned it after I realised it would too much of a painful read for most HR folk.

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