HR Open Standards is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the JDX JobSchema+ Project. The Chamber Foundation recently announced the public feedback period is open on the project which looks to significantly evolve the existing data standard for job postings. HR Open is proud to be working on this project that will support more diverse hiring needs and in-demand skills and competencies in a modern workplace. This project closely relates to HR Open Standards mission to enable innovation in the HR Technology Industry by providing a turnkey solution to the problem of data exchange.
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.
Every year HR Open Standards recognizes outstanding volunteers and their contributions within our workgroups. These volunteers are behind-the-scenes standards (and magic) creators. Thank you to everyone that participates in our workgroups. This year we're pleased to present our Star Volunteer award to Usha Vedula of ADP and David Brunswold of Discovery Benefits. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!
We had another great year at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Attendees gathered from around the globe to hear about trends in HR technology, where HR is headed in the future, and government initiatives to standardize HR and job data exchanges. The conference allowed workgroups to come together, work on standard initiatives, and network. It was a successful conference and great way to ring in the 20h Anniversary of HR Open Standards.
HR Open Standards hosted a webinar on Thursday, October 18th as a follow up to our meetings at HR Tech. This informational webinar was designed to give an in-depth overview about HR Open, our workgroups, networking opportunities, and the benefits of becoming a member.
How will our SearchDocument criteria will help you search through resumes?
There are many choices available when searching for a candidate – job boards, staffing agencies, resume databases – just to name a few. How do you search through the various database systems and how often do you receive accurate results that are relevant to your open position?
At HR Open Standards our recruiting workgroup is working on a SearchDocument schema to help take the guess work out of your resume parsing, saving you time, and providing you with the tools to find a perfect candidate!
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."
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.
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.