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22 October 2017

HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting




HR Open Standards Consortium is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for up to 9 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting

Check out the HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting page for conference information.

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11 September 2017

2017 Community Meeting




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4 May 2015

How Standards Bolster Innovation




Written by: Romuald Restout A Quick Look into the Past   Towards the end of the 19th century, electrical engineering became one of the core engines of the second industrial revolution. As Nicholas Carr put it, in “The Big Switch,” manufacturing energy provided factories “with a decisive advantage over other manufacturers. The company was able…

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22 April 2015

Standards are Worthless Unless You Use Them




Written by: Mike Seidle A good standard is one everyone uses. Well, duh, right? While I was on the board of directors for an international standards consortium (HR Open Standards), the biggest battle has always been getting developers to use the standard.  When we did, we got amazing things to happen, like getting 18 states to start…

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5 June 2012

8 Reasons Why Standards Like HR-XML Save Software Development Time




I’m John Kleeman, Chairman of Questionmark, the assessment management systems company. Here is why open specifications and standards like HR-XML save effort when developing software. Suppose you are responsible for application A, and your customer needs it to integrate with application B. How do you do this? One option is to build a proprietary interface,…

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30 May 2012

App Stores, Standards, and the Power of Developers




Written by: Romuald Restout Want to get the latest Florence and the Machine album or the latest “Game of Thrones” episode? There is an App store for that. Want to manage your pictures across all your devices? There is an App store for that. Want to manage your to-do list? There is an App store…

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12 May 2012

SETU: HR-XML in Nederland




Sinds 2007 is de SETU in Nederland actief in het op maat maken van de internationale HR-XML standaarden voor gebruik in de Nederlandse branche voor flexibele arbeid. In de bijna vijf jaar is er veel werk verzet: zo is er gestart met de ontwikkeling van standaarden om de aanvraag, de offerte, de plaatsing, het urenbriefje…

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12 May 2012

SETU: HR-XML in the Netherlands




Written by: Jasper Roes Since the start of SETU in 2007, SETU has been active in customizing the international HR-XML standard for use in the flexible staffing industry in the Netherlands. A lot of work has been done in the nearly five years that the SETU exists. Standards were developed to exchange requests for quotes,…

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22 April 2012

Interoperability between Europass CV and HR-XML




Prior to the HR-XML 3.0 Candidate schema, the Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) developed its own internal XML schema to store and edit Europass CV using their website CV editor. Starting 2008, they have published free opensource tools such as XML transformation sheet to help cross interoperability with the HR-XML…

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