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9 January 2020

GUEST BLOG POST: FROM DAY ONE DENVER CONFERENCE WITH JIM COLLINS




This blog post is in partnership with From Day One. Click here for the original post and visit their website for more information.

LASTING SECRETS OF SUCCESS, FROM THE GURU OF GREAT COMPANIES

BY CYNTHIA BARNES  |  OCTOBER 29, 2019
“You just get up and you start marching,” says author, teacher and consultant Jim Collins. “You always have a friend right when you wake up in the morning and there’s this monster project that is going to take you years to do.” For Collins, his “monster project” has been research into long-term corporate success (and failure), research that has led to authoring and co-authoring six bestselling books, including Good to Great and Built To Last.

Speaking at October’s From Day One conference in Denver, Collins shared his business insights and told the audience about his research over the past 30 years, his plans for his next project, and the spreadsheet organization he uses to get it all done.

“The rule is very simple: I have to hit above 1,000 creative hours every 365-day cycle. That’s how you get these big projects done. You just do that,” he said, echoing one of the enduring concepts he distilled in his research.

There are other advantages that accrue from such sustained focus. “It gives you a chance to really go deep,” Collins told From Day One co-founder Steve Koepp during the one-on-one conversation. “I also find the insights deepen over time. If you stay in the work⁠—stay deep in the actual work⁠—then over time, you will have something that might be worthy to share.”

What Collins has discovered in his research has proven worthy of teaching to corporations like Amazon, MBA students at Stanford, and cadets at West Point. In addition to compiling 6,000 years of combined corporate history, he’s also done immersive studies in health care, government and education.

“⁠I’ve been really lucky,” said Collins. “I think luck’s important in life. But what really is the most critical kind of luck is ‘who’ luck—people who touch your life.”

It’s ultimately all about people. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant,” Collins insisted. “If you always start with the idea that you begin first and foremost, everything, with building around people and getting the right people for what you’re trying to do in the kind of company are trying to build, then ‘who’ comes before ‘why.’ That makes a great life.”


To read the full article visit https://www.fromdayone.co/2019/10/29/lasting-secrets-of-success-from-the-guru-of-great-companies/

From Day One, a forum on corporate values, is heading to Gilley’s, Dallas on November 6, 2019. To review the day’s agenda and get tickets click here: https://dallas19.fromdayone.co/.

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9 January 2020

HR OPEN STANDARDS: A HISTORY




HR Open Standards is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. We want to share some of our milestones with you and show you how we got to be the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of a standard suite of specifications to enable human resource related data exchanges.

HR Open Standards: A Timeline

1999 |Formation: First discussion about formation of a consortium in Alexandria, VA which results in HR-XML Consortium Inc. being organized in December 1999

2000 |1st Meeting: First HR-XML meeting in January. HR-XML releases DTD specification for Recruiting and Benefits

2001 |HR-XML: August 2001 released first XML standards

2003 |Product Certification: HR-XML introduces its first Product Certification Program

2003 |Additional Releases: Release HR-XML 2.0 and 2.5 Standards

2009 |HR-XML 3.0: Release HR-XML 3.0 and specifications

2012 |Online Training: Announce online training courses to support growing adoptions

2013 |1st JSON: Release JSON lightweight recruiting standard

2014 |HR Open Standards: Consortium changes name to reflect complete openness and not limit to XML

2015 |JSON 4.0: Candidate HR-JSON 4.0 Standards (timecards and wellness)

2016 |Individual Certifications: Individual Certificate Program to further interoperability and satisfactions with HR OS standards

2018 |JSON Fully Supported: HR-JSON 4.1 Standards (Assessments, Benefits, Compensations, Interviewing, Recruiting, Screening, Timecard, Wellness)

2019 |New Workgroups: Employer and Earning Record, Contingent Staffing, Learner Record.

We continue to add more workgroups and projects to provide the best services and standards to the HR industry. Thank you to all the members, volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors who have contributed to the Standards over the last 20 years!

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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.