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HR Open Standards Annual Conference:  HR Open Borders

March 12-13, 2015 - Atlanta GA

We invite you to open the borders of HR across your organization and companies globally.  This conference will empower you and your organization to simplify HR integrations. 

Our 2015 annual conference will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.  

Visit our event page for more details.  



HR-XML is now HR Open Standards

HR-XML is re-emerging as HR Open Standards Consortium, Inc., the non-profit announced. The name reflects the organization’s renewed mission to not only champion the development of data exchange standards for the human resources community, but also to simplify integration between HR technology service providers.

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Five New Projects Starting Up

HR Open Standards Consortium is starting up five new projects.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating:   

  • Benefits - enhance to incorporate ACA requirements and add international functionality.  Develop JSON version.
  • Assessments - enhance to include xAPI, staging and other industry functionality. Develop JSON version. 
  • Employee Recognition - develop new specification.
  • Recruiting - Introductory call scheduled December 15. Register Here.
  • Employee Wellness - Call to be scheduled January 2015. 

Organizational and Individual members are invited to participate in any of our new or existing projects.  For more details, contact us at

HR Tech 2014 Session: Real-world HR Tech Implementations 

Did you miss our session at HR Tech 2014? Not to worry. Here's a brief synopsis, and the presentation slides are available below. The session - Behind the Curtain: Real-world HR Tech Implementations & What You Need to Know - highlighted developing business outcomes-based HCM and HR Technology strategies helping HR professionals understand that selecting next generation technological foundations is only half the battle when it comes to getting the most business value from technology investments. Check out the presentation from some of our very own board and premier members in which they shared their secrets of successful HR technology implementations.


HR Tech 2014 Session Presentation



HR Integration Standards

HR Open Standards enable organizations to simplify the development process and integrate easily with other systems. The XML and JSON standards cover a wide range of HR process and specifications:

  • Assessments
  • Contingent Staffing
  • Employee Provisioing
  • Employee Benefits
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting
  • Screening
  • Stock Plans
  • Time Management

Download HR-XML 3.3 specifications for Free


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