Dr. Jac, as he is known worldwide, is acknowledged as the father of human capital strategic analysis and measurement. During the 1970s he carried out the original research which led to the first human resources metrics in 1978. As founder of the Saratoga Institute in 1980, he developed the first international HR benchmarking service, eventually covering 2,000 companies in a dozen countries.
In 2007 he formed the Predictive Initiative, a group of 12 organizations and several thought leaders to develop a new model for human capital management. In October 2008, the Predictive Management system (HCM: 21) was launched. This is the first HR and human capital management system based on predictive analytics now in use in over a dozen countries around the world.
Among his many honors, SHRM cited Dr. Jac as one of the fifty persons in the past fifty years who have significantly changed what HR does and how it does it. IHRIM gave him its Chairman’s Award for innovation in HR technology. HR World picked him as one of the Top 5 HR management gurus. Peru’s business school, Ricardo Palma University, awarded Dr. Jac an Honorary Doctorate degree for his leading edge work in human capital management.
He is on the Advisory Board of Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors, People Report, OrcaEyes and Human Capital Management Institute.
Dr. Fitz-enz has published 12 books and over 300 articles, reports and book chapters on measurement and strategic management. Dr. Jac’s books have been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. He is a two-time winner of the SHRM Book of the Year Award for Human Value Management (1991) and The ROI of Human Capital (2001). His monthly column, Leading Edge, appears in Talent Management journal.
He has trained more than 90,000 managers in 46 countries. Although his work is widely imitated, he remains The Source" for human capital strategy, measurement and analytics.
Ms. Bloom is the founder and managing partner of Bloom & Wallace and one of the most renowned consultants, advisors, speakers, writers, influencers, and thought leaders in the HR technology industry. Naomi has advised many large corporate clients on their HRM and HR technology strategies and consulted with several generations of HRM software vendors and outsourcing providers on everything from business strategy to product/service design. Today she acts as a strategic advisor, Board member and mentor to select organizations, as well as to projects and colleagues who are advancing the state of enterprise class HR technology and its global adoption.
Naomi built and maintained the only vendor-neutral HRM object model and implied application architecture "starter kit," which she licensed and consulted on across the industry. Her work in this area made a significant contribution to many of today's best SaaS HRMS and talent management applications as well as to the expertise of today's best HRMS/TM product strategy and development teams. For her outstanding work and contributions to the industry, Ms. Bloom received IHRIM's Summit Award in 1995.
Ms. Bloom is well-published, including on her blog InFullBloom.us, and a much-sought-after speaker for her thought leadership, presentation effectiveness, clarity of vision, and humorous delivery. She is also one of the most followed HR influencers @InFullBloomUS. Naomi has been a general session speaker at the annual HR Technology Conference since its inception in 1989, a keynote speaker at the independent HR Technology Europe conference, and is the author of "Human Resource Management and Information Technology: Achieving a Strategic Partnership." She is also a Fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute at Boston University's Graduate School of Management.