A significant number of organizations have implemented HR-XML's 2.5 Staffing and Recruiting standards. In the Netherlands alone, Randstad, Manpower, USG and Timing, have a market share of over 85%.
Since 2007, SETU, a Dutch standards organization, has developed and maintained standards for the Dutch Staffing industry based on the HR-XML Staffing Exchange Protocol (SEP) and Staffing Industry Data Exchange Standards (SIDES) specifications. The SETU standards define the processes and information exchanges between staffing companies and staffing customers in the Netherlands.
Randstad US, SETU, and Volt are sponsoring the HR-XML project. HR-XML Consortium member companies will work together enhancing the standards to meet today's recruiting and staffing industry requirements.
The end result will be a specification that can be used globally for companies invested in the 2.X HR-XML standards.