08 May 2018

Press Release: 4.1 JSON Standards

HR Open Standards Consortium Approved 4.1 HR-JSON Standards Available for Download

HR Open Standards Consortium has issued the approved release of the 4.1 data exchange specifications. This release includes JSON specifications for: Assessments, Benefits, Compensation, Interviewing, Recruiting, Screening, Timecard, and Wellness schemas.

Jason Sole from Direct Employers states, “This is an exciting time for HR Open Standards! For the last 18 months, dozens of volunteers from across the world, representing experts in many different domains of the HR Industry, have been working with dedication to build an industry leading standard. The 4.1 release is a full conversion of our XML standard to JSON and represents a step into the future. Leading with a simpler and easier to understand structure, the JSON standard is designed to easily integrate into the software development process. 4.1 solves both the need of data transfer across systems, and ease of use by the people who work with it.”

Jeff Grann, in his Credential Engine blog, describes the benefits of the new standards. "As HR products support open data specifications, HR professionals can expect continued innovations that help them be even more effective and valuable to their organizations."

All of the standards may be downloaded and the documentation viewed online at HROpenStandards.org. To learn about all of our standards and to download free suites of HR-XML and HR-JSON data exchange standards please visit the HR Open Standards website

The 4.1 JSON schemas have been approved by the HR Open Standards Consortium membership. 4.1 XSD Specifications will be released at a later date. Please direct any comments about the 4.1 JSON release to info@hropenstandards.org. To participate in ongoing projects, contact kim@hropenstandards.org.