The Common Sense Leader in an Agile World: A Keynote

Posted by HR Open Standards on Feb 21, 2017 11:38:59 AM

HR Open Standards Annual Meeting 2017 Speaker - Martin VanderSchouw

 

I recently spoke with Martin VanDerSchouw, President and CEO of Looking Glass Development, who will open our Annual Meeting with his timely and transformative keynote on the Common Sense Leader in an Agile World. This keynote is not to be missed! 

I wanted to share with you a bit of Martin’s background in performance improvement, business process design, IT planning and implementation, and project management training and give you sneak peek into his opening keynote at the conference. 

Here are the highlights: 

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Topics: agile, hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, pducredits, pmi, pmp, projectmanagement, conference, HR Open Standards Events, hrjson, HR Tech Industry News

The Internet of Things (IoT) on the Horizon of Human Resources: A Keynote

Posted by HR Open Standards on Feb 9, 2017 11:49:09 AM

 

 

I recently spoke with Matthew Bailey, President of Pioneering IoT, who is one of the keynotes at our upcoming 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on March 9-10, 2017. You can register here for the conference to hear Matthew's highly anticipated keynote.

 

I wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about Matthew, shed some light on what it means to be a global IoT pioneer, and give you a sneak peek into his keynote at the conference.

 

Here are the highlights:


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Topics: artificialintelligence, colorado, hropenstandards, iot, tech, conference, denver, HR Open Standards Events, hrjson, HR Tech Industry News, internetofthings

Zeroing In: Zero-Hour Contracts in Contingent Staffing

Posted by HR Open Standards on Jul 16, 2015 1:04:55 PM

John Fuggles, General Account Manager at IQ Navigator, discusses zero-hour contracts within the contingent staffing industry.  To learn more, visit: IQN Zeroing In Blog

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Topics: hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, standards, contingentstaffing, HR Tech Industry News, vms

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

Behind the Keynote: A Q&A with Yamini Polisetty

Posted by HR Open Standards on Apr 28, 2015 6:42:33 AM

I recently spoke with Yamini Polisetty, Director of Product Management at SuccessFactors, who is headlining our upcoming European Community Meeting in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on September 15th.

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Topics: hropenstandards, hrtech, hrxml, standards, tech, conference, hrjson, hros, Uncategorized

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

Payroll Jurisdictional Requirements

Posted by HR Open Standards on Jul 17, 2012 1:24:38 PM

As a global standards organization, HR-XML has developed most of its specification for the general population and extended those specifications for country and jurisdictional requirements. The Payroll industry is an exciting challenge as each country, province, state, city, etc. has its own rules, particularly when calculating taxes. For example, Canadian provinces utilize letters of waivers to authorize tax credits and deductions. Netherlands includes a tax credit for the elderly and Germany considers bargaining units when calculating taxes.

These and many other requirements must be discussed when developing the standard.

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Topics: hropenstandards, hrxml, standards, XML

Distributed Systems for Payroll Data Exchange

Posted by HR Open Standards on Jul 11, 2012 1:29:15 PM

The HR Open Standards Payroll workgroup has been very active in developing standards for a variety of business needs. Our original scope was to focus on transactions between the HRIS as the System of Record and the Payroll System. We've recently decided to expand that focus to handle Distributed System of Record. Many organizations exchange data with internal or 3rd party systems and need to provision/sync those systems throughout the employment life cycle. The following diagram shows one scenario we are considering, where each system is its own System of Record.

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Topics: hris, hropenstandards, HR Open Workgroups, hrtech, hrxml, integrations, payroll, benefits, 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