[October 31, 2001] Succinct reference list for XML standards relating to Human Resources.
HR-XML Consortium. The principal international forum for XML-related HR standards activity. HR-XML is "an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of a standard suite of XML specifications to enable e-business and the automation of human resources-related data exchanges." See the HR-XML web site.
Staffing Industry Data Exchange Standards (SIDES). SIDES is a comprehensive suite of data exchange standards that offers streamlined communications between staffing customers and suppliers as well as improved accuracy and timeliness of invoicing. SIDES was formed under the HR-XML umbrella, being an original creation of Adecco, Kelly, Manpower, Randstad, Spherion and Vedior. A related endeavor is the Background Checking workgroup.
Open Applications Group Initiative (OAGI) See the OAGI web site. Several of the OAGI specifications (BODs = Business Object Documents) deal with the 'Human Resources' (personnel, employment, hiring) domain. See the XML DTDs 'get_personnel', 'get_credit', 'show credit', 'update_persontime', 'show_personnel', etc. Sample DTD elements are GET_PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL, EMPLOYEEID, CONTRACTID, EMPCATEGRY, WAGEGROUP, PERSONCODE, POSITION, JOBCODE, WORKCENTER, OTELIGIBLE, HRORG, COSTCENTER, COMPETENCY, EMPQUALIF, COMPLEVEL. The 7.2 release package with XML DTDs contains some 410 files, inclusing 207+ XML DTDs.
Human Resource Exchange (HRX). From XML Solutions (acquired by Vitria). "HRX is a simple, easy to use, standard way of marking up resumes and job descriptions so that they are both human and machine readable. More specifically, HRX is a standard for writing resumes and job descriptions in extensible markup language (XML), the new powerful Internet standard. HRX has the potential of making any job description a high-level query of an entire global database of resumes."
XML-HR Initiative. The project is apparently no longer active. There was a related language called WorkForce Markup Language (WFML).
Tapestry.net 'JOB document type definition' "Tapestry.Net has developed this specification and is proposing its use as a standard that can be used across all industries for exchanging job descriptions."
Human Resources Markup Language (HRML). The 'http://www.hrml.com/' project is apparently no longer active [2001-10] It was announced in 1998 by Ranjit Padmanabhan (HireScape Consulting, a division of DataMain).
The XML Résumé Library Now a SourceForge project. The XML Résumé Library is an XML and XSL based system for marking up, adding metadata to, and formatting résumés and curricula vitae. It consists of these components: (1) An XML Document Type Definition (DTD) for describing résumés. (2) Three XSL stylesheets to transform an XML résumé into Web-ready HTML, Print-ready PDF, or Plain, unformatted text; RTF transforms [requires third-party software]; (3) A targeting filter that allows you to focus your résumés to a particular employer without manually editing your source resume file." Previously: Rosetta Group XML Résumé Library
'BATCH' DTD. From Siemens Time and Attendance System. "Relational data is converted into XML by the OMS application server. When a timecard is generated, filled out, approved, and sent to Payroll, the middle tier builds an XML data structure, which is the integration of XML snippets containing employee profile information, hours worked, vacation and sick leave balances, manager approval, history, and audit information. everal DTDs model the local data formats of each system..."