Human Capital Management Companies Developing Standards for the Exchange of HR-XML Data Relating to Salary Surveys

DENVER / December 10, 2013 – ADP, Oracle, and PayScale are sponsoring a new HR-XML project to develop data exchange standards for the Salary Survey industry. Joining the project team are the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and Towers Watson.

As companies in all industries continue to search for the best talent possible, organizations are trying to find the best sources of Human Resources benchmarking information to provide to their end users.

This particular group of industry specialists will develop standards to facilitate efficient and secure communication between employers, survey companies, service providers, and affiliated business processes to gather relevant compensation market survey information.

The creation of new standards is expected to permit employers and service providers greater ability to streamline the survey participation and analyses processes, as well as to enable better collaboration between related Human Resources systems and practices.

The group’s ultimate goal is to provide more data and faster access to Human Resources benchmarks and market analyses, thereby helping to speed decision-making.

Participating organizations include:

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
With more than 60 years of experience, ADP(R) serves approximately 620,000 clients in more than 125 countries. As one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP’s easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local sales office, call 1.800.225.5237 or visit

National Association of State Workforce Agencies. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system. Throughout its more than 75-year history, NASWA has strengthened the workforce system through information exchange, liaison, and advocacy.

Oracle Corporation. Oracle’s Human Capital Management applications are a complete and integrated suite – from core HR transactions to workforce service automation and delivery, to complete enterprise talent management, including many solutions unique in the industry. Oracle’s global, web-based, single system architecture is designed for organizations of every size, industry, and region.

PayScale, Inc. PayScale is an online service that provides market compensation data for thousands of job titles based on tens of millions of unique profiles. Creator of the largest crowdsourced database of individual compensation profiles in the world, PayScale provides an always-fresh and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and cloud compensation software.

Towers Watson. Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, they offer solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

About HR-XML
The HR-XML Consortium is the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of HR data interoperability. HR-XML standards constitute a broadly adopted framework for integrating a wide range of platforms and applications throughout the HR technology ecosystem. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Kim Bartkus, HR-XML Consortium, Inc.