HrROpen Standards: A History
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.
HR Open Standards: A Timeline
1999 |Formation: First discussion about formation of a consortium in Alexandria, VA which results in HR-XML Consortium Inc. being organized in December 1999
2000 |1st Meeting: First HR-XML meeting in January. HR-XML releases DTD specification for Recruiting and Benefits
2001 |HR-XML: August 2001 released first XML standards
2003 |Product Certification: HR-XML introduces its first Product Certification Program
2003 |Additional Releases: Release HR-XML 2.0 and 2.5 Standards
2009 |HR-XML 3.0: Release HR-XML 3.0 and specifications
2012 |Online Training: Announce online training courses to support growing adoptions
2013 |1st JSON: Release JSON lightweight recruiting standard
2014 |HR Open Standards: Consortium changes name to reflect complete openness and not limit to XML
2015 |JSON 4.0: Candidate HR-JSON 4.0 Standards (timecards and wellness)
2016 |Individual Certifications: Individual Certificate Program to further interoperability and satisfactions with HR OS standards
2018 |JSON Fully Supported: HR-JSON 4.1 Standards (Assessments, Benefits, Compensations, Interviewing, Recruiting, Screening, Timecard, Wellness)
2019 |New Workgroups: Employer and Earning Record, Contingent Staffing, Learner Record.
We continue to add more workgroups and projects to provide the best services and standards to the HR industry. Thank you to all the members, volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors who have contributed to the Standards over the last 20 years!