Naomi Bloom has been recognized across the HR technology and HRO community as a renowned consultant and thought leader. Today, she is the leading independent voice and business platform strategy consultant in the industry. Through her extensive industry knowledge, she has been a change agent and HRM delivery systems strategist/coach for large corporate and federal agency clients. Over the years, Ms. Bloom has also been an advisor on business strategy and product/service design to several generations of HRM software vendors and HR outsourcing providers as well as a provider of competitive insight and due diligence to the investment community. 

HR Thought Leader: Naomi Bloom

The March 2011 HR Thought Leader of the Month is Naomi Bloom
Connect-Mar2011-naomi-bloom.jpgNaomi Bloom has been recognized across the HR technology and HRO community as a renowned consultant and thought leader. Today, she is the leading independent voice and business platform strategy consultant in the industry. Through her extensive industry knowledge, she has been a change agent and HRM delivery systems strategist/coach for large corporate and federal agency clients. Over the years, Ms. Bloom has also been an advisor on business strategy and product/service design to several generations of HRM software vendors and HR outsourcing providers as well as a provider of competitive insight and due diligence to the investment community.

Ms. Bloom has built the only vendor-neutral HRM domain object model and application architecture "starter kits." This intellectual property has been licensed and consulted across the industry. It is not only the state-of-the-art but is also a primary contributor to many of today's best practices in HRM object models and software architecture. Naomi is a formidable advocate for the HRM and HRM delivery system end-user community, especially in regard to HR leadership's challenges in achieving breakthroughs in organizational performance outcomes through effective HRM enabled by great HR technology. 

A monthly columnist for HRO Today since its inception in January, 2003 through December, 2009 when she launched her blog, Naomi is also the author of Human Resource Management and Information Technology: Achieving a Strategic Partnership, which was published in 1984. In 1995, Ms. Bloom's contributions to the industry were recognized with IHRIM's Summit Award, and she has been named an HRO Superstar each year from this award's inception, 2004 through 2010, by HRO Today Magazine.

Bloom's current research interests include: 

  • HRM delivery system enablers, embracing collaboration, mobile service, actionable analytics, and SOR and talent management integration for the full range of human resource and enterprise performance-enhancing practices.
  • The architectural and business model foundations of HRM SaaS InFullBloom and HRM BPO.
  • Best practices in business outcomes-focused, competency-centric, and strategic human resource management (a.k.a. talent management).
  • The behavioral and cultural impacts of social technology in HRM.
  • Using automated intelligence everywhere in the HRM delivery system.

Bloom is a well-published and a much sought after speaker and author for her thought leadership, presentation effectiveness, clarity of vision and humorous delivery. You can find her as a featured speaker each year at the HR Technology Conference as well as at other industry and vendor conferences.

To stay up to date with Naomi, make sure to read her blog at http://InFullBloom.us and follow her on Twitter @InFullBloomUS.