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9 January 2020

LEARN THE MYSTERY BEHIND HR OPEN STANDARDS




Every year we hold an informational webinar to introduce the Consortium to new members and show how our workgroups and projects operate. This is also a great opportunity to remind our members about the important work we do, how to be a part of it, and how we benefit the HR technology community.

As a voluntary consensus standards consortium, HR Open is dedicated to the development of free, global HR vocabularies available to all HR professionals and organizations. We’re a community of professionals from around the world that collaborate on HR data exchange standards to deliver interoperability framework for HR trading partners.

Some key takeaways from our webinar:

  • Our project methodology walks you through the process of starting a new implementation standard:
    • Proposal: What is the issue and how do we plan to solve it?
    • Development: Workgroups meet virtually (via GitHub) to develop standards and documentation to resolve the issues.
    • Review/Approval: Once workgroup tasks are complete, the project is sent to the Technical Steering Committee to validate and make sure it matches the common area rules. Board and membership approve before schema becomes public.
  • Project teams include people with different skillsets – those to develop use cases, create schema, and write stories.
  • Get involved! Join the Business Steering Committee (marketing the Consortium), Meeting Planning Committee (planning and executing events), or Technical Steering Committee (reviewing schema and data).
  • Standards and Workgroups include:
    • Assessments
    • Compensation
    • Contingent Staffing
    • Data Protection
    • Employee Benefits
    • Employee Referrals
    • Indicative Data
    • Interviewing
    • Payroll
    • Recruiting
    • Screening
    • Talent Management
    • Time and Attendance
    • Wellness
    • Workforce Analytics

As an organization with 20 years of experience you know we can deliver credible and established standards. What we do matters, not only can it save you time and money but also provides a forum for you to interact with other HR technologists.

View the slideshow presentation and visit our website to learn about the benefits of becoming a member!

9 January 2020

JDX™ JOBSCHEMA+ PROJECT PARTNERSHIP




HR Open Standards is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the JDX JobSchema+ Project. The Chamber Foundation recently announced the public feedback period is open on the project which looks to significantly evolve the existing data standard for job postings. HR Open is proud to be working on this project that will support more diverse hiring needs and in-demand skills and competencies in a modern workplace. This project closely relates to HR Open Standards mission to enable innovation in the HR Technology Industry by providing a turnkey solution to the problem of data exchange.

In today’s talent marketplace, data is king. However, in order to organize, manage, and share data effectively we need a solid foundation of interoperable data standards starting with data on jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is excited to partner with HR Open Standards to update and improve the JobPosting Schema, leverage it as part of the Job Data Exchange (JDX), and make the data the results from it more shareable with credentialing organizations and learners through the T3 Innovation Network.” – Jason Tysko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The JDX JobSchema+ expands and improves upon the JobPosting Schema, a widely-deployed schema in the employment context. Evolving and modernizing the existing standard is central to the success of the JDX initiative, which aims to deliver real-time labor market data to the stakeholders of the talent marketplace direct from employers.

“HR Open Standards has been developing and evolving well-adopted schemas to support recruiting since 1999. Our partnership with the Chamber Foundation will support the expansion of these standards to better signal accurate job requirements, support discovery of these job requirements to job seekers, and to help match candidates’ skills, knowledge and abilities to the true job requirements. We are excited about this collaboration” – Andrew Cunsolo, President of HR Open Standards Consortium

HR Open Standards Consortium looks forward to our continued partnership with the Chamber Foundation to evolve the standards and improve support for education and government organizations. In addition, we are participating on the JDX Advisory Council, making the expertise and experience in our Consortium available to the industry in new and exciting ways.

9 January 2020

2019 STAR VOLUNTEERS




Every year HR Open Standards recognizes outstanding volunteers and their contributions within our workgroups. These volunteers are behind-the-scenes standards (and magic) creators. Thank you to everyone that participates in our workgroups. This year we’re pleased to present our Star Volunteer award to Usha Vedula of ADP and David Brunswold of Discovery Benefits. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

 

UshaVedulaUsha Vedula is a Principal Application Developer at ADP with over 13 years of experience designing and developing software systems for Human Capital Management. Usha is currently working on integrating external benefit carriers with the Work Force Now platform. As a member of the Benefits workgroup, she contributed to the 4.1 standard release and focuses on adding support for plan setup and spending account enrollments.

Usha holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University.

 

 

Dave-BrunsvoldDave Brunsvold is the Manager of Professional Services at Discovery Benefits LLC with 12 years of experience in the pre-tax spending account and COBRA industries.

Dave contributed to HR Open as a member of the Benefits workgroup for the 4.1 release, enhancing the ability for HR Open to support spending account integrations.

 

9 January 2020

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP




HR Open Standards has the privilege of working with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) on two projects; the T3 Innovation Network and the Job Data Exchange (JDX). These closely related projects align to the mission of HR Open Standards, which enables innovation in the HR Technology Industry by providing a turnkey solution to the problem of data exchange.

“In today’s talent marketplace, data is king. However, in order to organize, manage, and share data effectively we need a solid foundation of inter-operable data standards starting with data on jobs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is excited to partner with HR Open Standards to update and improve the JobPosting Schema, leverage it as part of the Job Data Exchange (JDX), and make the data that results from it more shareable with credentialing organization and learners through the T3 Innovation Network” 

-Jason Tyszko, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

As part of the T3 Innovation Network, HR Open has been able to work alongside the USCCF and its other partners to discuss and brainstorm solutions to problems that challenge both our members and the country at large. Together, we are bringing technical solutions to the dual challenge of the Skills Gap and the Talent Gap that is facing America. These gaps are making it difficult for employers to fill many positions, and has made the need for efficient and effective technical solutions all the more urgent.

An extension of the T3 Innovation Network, the JDX is a real-world technical solution to the communication barriers that exists between employers, government, and educational institutions. Rather than introduce an additional standard into the industry, the JDX aims to leverage the standards that already exist (namely HR Open Standards JSON specification and Schema.org) in order to provide a cooperative environment where data can be exchanged easily between multiple organizations. This will allow State, Federal, Education, and Private Sector forces to communicate effectively and focus their development resources on solving the employment challenges that face America.

As we move into 2019, the HR Open Standards Consortium looks forward to our continued partnership with the USCCF to evolve the standards in 2019 and improve support for education and government organizations. In addition, we are participating on the JDX Advisory Council, making the expertise and experience in our consortium available to the industry in new and exciting ways.