HR Open Standards Consortium Announces 4.1 HR-JSON Benefits and Compensation Standards

Posted by HR Open Standards on Sep 18, 2017 8:38:02 AM
The HR Open Standards Consortium announces the candidate release of the 4.1 data exchange specifications. This release includes a JSON Benefits specification and JSON Compensation specification. Read more about these specifications in our press release here.
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Topics: HR Open Standards, hrtech, JSON, payroll, standards, benefits, HR, hrjson

The Real Cost of High Employee Turnover: An Xref Blog Post

Posted by HR Open Standards on Aug 29, 2017 8:13:33 AM

Employee turnover is an inevitable part of any business. While fresh ideas and perspectives can be a great asset, what is the real cost of losing employees and bringing in new staff? There is the obvious monetary cost but there are many more factors to consider.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, HR, XREF, Turnover, Employee

HR OPEN STANDARDS AND PESC SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO ADVANCE INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS EDUCATION AND HR SECTORS

Posted by HR Open Standards on Aug 14, 2017 10:57:02 AM

HR Open Standards Consortium and PESC have worked together in the past. However, the new formal partnership will allow more fluid collaboration. Both organizations are excited about how this new level of co-operation will greatly benefit members of both organizations as well as the HR standards industry as a whole through the sharing of knowledge, development efforts and education.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, standards, technology, HR Tech Industry News, PESC

Press Release: HR Open Standards Answers HR Data Protection Concerns with HR-JSON Data Protection Standard

Posted by HR Open Standards on Aug 1, 2017 2:21:16 PM

There is an ever increasing amount of data privacy and security legislation employers must comply with, including the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  To help organizations handling employee data comply with these increasingly complex Data Privacy regulations, HR Open Standards Consortium just released an HR-JSON Data Protection Standard that guides organizations managing the transfer of PII to third parties while meeting privacy requirements.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, hrtech, JSON, standards, HR Tech Industry News, Data Privacy, GDPR

BACKGROUND SCREENING MADE EASIER WITH HR TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS

Posted by HR Open Standards on Jul 24, 2017 5:45:50 PM

Background screening potential candidates for employment can be a long and daunting task. “Many of these challenges will be addressed by evolving industry standards that will create greater uniformity in the background screening process,” said Kim Bartkus, Executive Director at HR Open
Standards Consortium. Read more about standards and streamlining the screening process using HR technology in Workforce.com.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, HR Open Workgroups, standards, technology, HR, HR Tech Industry News, Workforce.com, screening

How Standards Bolster Innovation

Posted by HR Open Standards on May 4, 2015 1:09:44 PM

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 to expand the yield and efficiency of its factory. [...] Like other factories of the time, they were as much in the business of manufacturing energy as manufacturing goods". This of course, quickly changed, as power plants started to rise and provide energy at a low-cost to everyone.

An aspect that is often overlooked in that story is that none of this could have happened without the emergence of standards.

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Topics: API, HR Open Standards, hropenstandards, JSON, open, software, standards, tech, technology, XML, HR, HR-XML, HR Tech Industry News

Standards are Worthless Unless You Use Them

Posted by HR Open Standards on Apr 22, 2015 1:18:07 PM

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 providing compliance receipts for job deliveries in just a few months. Like enabling entire marketplaces.

Nearly everyone who I’m aware of who launched an HR Open initiative has finished quickly for a few reasons:

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Topics: API, HR Open Standards, hropenstandards, hrxml, JSON, open, software, standards, tech, technology, HR

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

Posted by HR Open Standards on Jun 5, 2012 1:32:51 PM
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, where you write code which connects A to B directly.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, integrations, open, software, HR

App Stores, Standards, and the Power of Developers

Posted by HR Open Standards on May 30, 2012 1:37:08 PM

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 for that. Want to exchange files with your colleagues or family? There is a .... You get the idea.

App stores are convenient; they give you the ability to access all apps in the same virtual place, to browse apps for a particular category or function and to even discover needs that you didn't even know you had. So it's no surprise that App stores have become a predominant -if not the main- way for consumers to acquire (whether free or paying) software or media.It's no surprise either that App stores are flourishing or that each social platform is creating their own. Latest to join the party is no other than Facebook.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, integrations, stnadards, tech, technology, HR Tech Industry News

SETU: HR-XML in Nederland

Posted by HR Open Standards on May 12, 2012 1:51:33 PM

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 en de factuur digitaal uit te kunnen wisselen. Deze standaarden beschrijven de informatie die uitgewisseld wordt, voor de technische uitwisseling van de informatie wordt gebruik gemaakt van de HR-XML 2.5 standaarden.

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Topics: HR Open Standards, hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, integrations, nederland, HR, HR Tech Industry News