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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

More Of Naomi’s “Killer” Scenarios: Discontinuous Organizational Changes

Mohorovicic Discontinuity — diagram by USGS, red line added by

This is the last, at least for a while, post in a series I’ve been doing that suggest some “killer” scenarios for HR leaders and their teams to use when considering how to design their HRM processes and their HRM delivery […]

Reflections On The Health Care “Debate”

Long before there was COBRA, long before family coverage included adult children, long before graduate school tuition included basic health care, and long before auto insurance provided adequate medical coverage, I had a small fender bender auto accident in Boston, where I was working days and getting my MBA at night. I was between jobs […]

More Of Naomi’s “Killer” Scenarios: Ongoing Organizational Design Complexities

One of the toughest aspects designing or evaluating HRM software is hoe well it accommodates quite specialized but frequently observed organizational designs that go way beyond the traditional command and control model that’s hard-wired into the designs of many legacy ERPs/HRMSs. Although accommodating newer organizational designs has been a goal of these older platforms, when […]

More Of Naomi’s “Killer” Scenarios: Worker Lifecycle Events

Worker bee lifecycle courtesy of

After my initial post on “killer” scenarios, I’ve had a lot of positive feedback (more via email than via comments on the post, so perhaps some of my colleagues are a little reluctant to have their say in public?) on the value of that content and requests […]

After 40, It’s Patch, Patch, Patch

Camp Mar-Lin girls circa 1953 — can you spot Naomi?

I can tell you a few things about aging. The best way to express my philosophy of aging is through the words of an unknown writer: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an […]

The Tower Of Babel In HRM: Where Is Our Domain Object Model?

One of the biggest challenges in any attempt to apply information technology to the human resource management (HRM) business is that we don’t yet have an industry, geographic and vendor neutral vocabulary for discussing its major concepts, let alone the details. Is my candidate your applicant? Is my contractor your contingent worker? Is my […]

Let’s Kill Off RFPs!

Remember This HRM Software RFP?

In an earlier post, I suggested the use of scripted scenario demos to determine the fit between HRM software and an organization’s needs. But what are scripted scenarios and demos based on them? How do you create effective scenarios? And how do you avoid scenario overkill?

Scripted […]

The Future Of HRM Software: Interrogatory Configuration

Two of my long-standing HRM software architecture preferences have gone mainstream:

True multi-tenancy, a required foundation for successful HRM SaaS products or BPO platforms; and Highly configurable tenants, to include the effective-dating of those configurations, full inheritance across and within tenants, and no disruption of configurations as the vendor applies new releases.

Sounds wonderful, […]

Tiger And Me: A Cautionary Tale

He’s not my type, nor am I his, but I’ve met several Tigers in my forty plus years “on the road.” Early days, while I was still in graduate school and single (yes, I really was young once and quite a hotty), he was a Boston Bruin star. I was working full time days as […]

Retirement Planning

Queen Elizabeth With President Obama

Fooled ya. This isn’t about me but about your HRMS — my own retirement planning will be addressed in a future post, dated sometime after the 2nd coming.

With a new generation of ERP/HRMS in release or coming next year, a reasonable question is when and how to […]