HR Open Standards Consortium Welcomes New Members

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HR Open Standards Consortium Welcomes New Members      

HR Open Standards is excited to welcome new organizational members: Brighthive, ClearStar, Health Equity, Joynd, and Flexsping, as well as new partnerships with Credential Engine and Velocity Network Foundation. These organizations add their experience to our growing network of HR technologists. Our membership shows the commitment to further global adoption of the standards through broad collaboration. Learn more about these new companies below:

Member Companies:

Brighthive's mission is to see society’s disconnected data be responsibly linked and purposefully used as a force for good that increases equity, efficacy and efficiency. The Brighthive platform allows organizations to securely and ethically combine their data with data from other organizations, giving them precise control over what data is being shared, who it is being shared with, and for what purpose. Brighthive’s team works alongside organizations and networks to create the business, legal and technical framework needed to securely and responsibly link their data. For more information about Brighthive, please visit

ClearStar, Inc. is a leading provider of Human Capital IntegritySM technology-based services specializing in background and medical screening. The company offers employers valuable employment intelligence to support better recruiting and decision making by increasing the quality, reliability, and visibility of information. A seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree and founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, ClearStar has provided innovative technology solutions to businesses in the human capital management industry from its corporate offices in Alpharetta, Georgia since 1995. For more information about ClearStar, please visit

HealthEquity administers Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and other consumer-directed benefits for more than 12 million accounts in partnership with employers, benefits advisors, and health and retirement plan providers who share their mission to connect health and wealth and value their culture of remarkable “Purple” service. For more information about HealthEquity, please visit

Joynd offers the most extensive vendor integration platform in the HR market, featuring the industry’s largest cloud connector library and a platform optimized for integrating data and processes across applications. Hundreds of HR technology vendors trust Joynd to work as a trusted extension of their teams, bringing domain knowledge and guiding expertise to their customers. For more information about Joynd, please visit

Flexspring focuses exclusively on HR data integration. The experts at Flexspring create custom and turnkey data connectors between HR apps. Any company that wants to save time and money by streamlining their HR processes—to avoid manual double-data entry between HR apps—benefits from Flexspring’s services. For more information about Flexspring, please visit

Partner Organizations:

Credential Engine is a non-profit whose mission is to create credential transparency, reveal the credential marketplace, increase credential literacy, and empower everyone to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value. Through its suite of services and initiatives—including the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) and the Credential Registry—Credential Engine promotes collaboration, thought leadership, technical support, and action to describe employer data needed for states’ and regions’ economic prosperity. For more information about Credential Engine, please visit

The Velocity Network Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Velocity Career Labs, a developer of innovative blockchain technology. The Foundation exists to govern the use of the Velocity Network by all involved parties; build a common framework that ensures operational consistency and legal clarity; promote global adoption and support; and support research and development of applications and associated services to foster a community of open-source developers. For more information about Velocity Network Foundation, please visit

HR Open Standards is excited about the knowledge and expertise these organizations will contribute to our community through their participation in workgroup projects and partnerships. Please contact us if you’d like more information on joining industry leaders who define the data standards for the future of Human Resources.

About HR Open Standards

Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards Consortium is a voluntary, consensus-based standards organization. Our community of HR technologists facilitates discussions on global technology concepts and challenges. Members collaborate to develop free standards, which encompass the full HR domain from Hire to Retire and are open to all HR professionals.