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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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, offers, assignments, timecards, and invoices. These SETU standards define the information that is exchanged, while the technical format for the exchange is the HR-XML 2.5 standards.