The HR Open Standards 2016 Annual Meeting brings HR professionals and technology providers together to promote awareness and drive adoption of the Consortium’s free and interoperable suite of Human Resources data exchange standards. The HR Open Standards Consortium has been simplifying HR integrations since 1999 through their globally adopted HR-XML and HR-JSON data standards.

“HR tech implementations are often the understated antagonists on the otherwise happy horizon of HR technology solutions,” says William Tincup of Key Interval. “If you’re in HR tech or are anticipating an HR integration project soon, check out my keynote session – Successful HR Technology Implementations Demystified – at the HR Open 2016 Annual Meeting in Houston. The HR Open Standards Consortium fights the good fight by bringing companies and individuals together, technical and practitioners alike, to define data exchange standards that simplify the complex and costly integration process.”

This year, HR Open Standards welcomes two powerhouse keynote speakers: Kieran Brady of IQNavigator, named one of the top 100 most influential people in Staffing, who will be speaking on leveraging contingent workforce models and standards; and William Tincup of Key Interval, an industry analyst and thought leader at the intersection of HR and technology.

The meeting also showcases real-world implementation case studies, active standards development workgroups, and sessions on trending data topics including big data in the US vs. European environment, the new Trans-Atlantic Data Protection Framework, standards-driven refugee job board projects in Germany, and many others. Presenters include Kevin Coy of Arnall Golden Gregory, Dr. Ron McKinley and Lee Webster of the University of Texas Medical Branch, and many other industry leading professionals. The full HR Open Standards 2016 Annual Meeting agenda is available for download on the HR Open Standards event web page.

The standards development workgroup sessions allow participants to experience what it takes to develop HR-XML and HR-JSON standards for a specialized HR domain. The HR-XML and HR-JSON project workgroups that will be meeting during this conference include Assessments, Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening, and more. To inquire regarding joining an HR Open Standards workgroup project, contact Kim Bartkus, Executive Director of HR Open Standards, at kim(at)hropenstandards(dot)org to learn more.

HR Open Standards’ 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in The Woodlands, a premier conference destination just north of Houston, TX. The Woodlands is an award-winning, pristine 28,000-acre master-planned community boasting the best of Texas’ natural beauty, fine dining, and world-class entertainment.

“The Woodlands CVB is excited to welcome the HR Open Standards Consortium attendees to The Woodlands for their 2016 Annual Meeting. We love hosting organizations that champion innovation and collaboration, and hope you enjoy your stay,” says Kara Stanley, Convention Development Manager at The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Be sure to take some time to explore The Woodlands while you are here and take advantage of the shopping, dining, and entertainment available.”

The meeting will be held March 10-11, 2016 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, set on the bustling artery of the Woodlands Waterway. Attendees receive a special discounted room rate at the Marriott if booked by Friday, February 19th.

Registration for the meeting is available on the HR Open Standards event web page.
Discounted Marriott room reservations are available on an exclusive HR Open Standards attendee-only Marriott reservation page.

The HR Open Standards 2016 Annual Meeting is sponsored by Insperity, Milch & Zucker, and HRNX.

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Media Contact:
Kim Bartkus, Executive Director
HR Open Standards Consortium, Inc.