Overview: The HR-XML Consortium develops and promotes a standard suite of XML specifications for e-business and the automation of human resources-related data exchanges. Human resources-related e-business — or any inter-company exchange of HR data — requires an agreement among participants about how the transaction or data exchange will be accomplished. The mission of the HR-XML Consortium is to reduce the need of a company to negotiate and agree upon data interchange mechanisms on an ad-hoc basis by developing and publishing open data exchange standards based on Extensible Markup Language ("XML"). The HR-XML Consortium (as of March, 2004) has a library of over 75 interdependent "XML schemas." XML Schemas define the data elements for particular HR transactions, as well as options and constraints governing the use of those elements. The HR-XML Consortium has produced schemas covering major processes, as well as component schemas, used across multiple business processes.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.hr-xml.org/?page=DownloadLandingPage
IPR Policy: Available at: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/hr-xml.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/membership/hr-xml_membership_agreement_.pdf
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 1, 2013