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HR Open Standards Annual Conference:  HR Open Borders

March 12-13, 2015 - Atlanta GA

Thanks to all of our presenters and attendees! Presentations will be available to attendees in the next few weeks.  

Visit our event page for more details.  

Stay tuned for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in Houston, Texas.

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 JSON and XML specifications to capture employee performance data for recognition purposes. 
  • Recruiting - enhance specification with European requirements and other industry functionality.
  • Employee Wellness - develop new JSON and XML specifications to set and reach employee wellness goals.

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

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