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HR-XML Consortium launches European chapter
July 12, 2004
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Brussels, Belgium. -- The HR-XML Consortium will be forming a European chapter chartered with driving the development and adoption of HR-XML standards by employers, HR services companies, software developers and government agencies across Europe.

HR-XML Consortium Europe is a locally based organization chartered with ensuring that standards fully meet the needs of organizations in Europe and promoting them across all areas of the HR industry. HR-XML Europe will work closely with HR-XML and its other international initiatives to ensure a consistent approach to HR standardization worldwide.

The initial board of directors, chaired by PJ Bruyniks of Randstad, includes representatives from the following organizations: Abtech Partnership, Adelior, AMS, CWI, Humanique, Le Forem, Milch & Zucher, Solvus, StepStone ASA, Synergetics NV and TheSkillsMarket Ltd

“Creating a strong locally-based European chapter is the most effective way for us to drive the benefits of XML standardization to organizations in Europe,” says Chuck Allen, Executive Director of the HR-XML Consortium. “The enthusiasm and commitment we have seen from the European founders makes me confident that we can make a quick and significant impact in Europe.”


HR-XML Europe is an independent non-profit organization run by its members. Membership is open to companies, government agencies and individuals within the HR field and across Europe who support the objectives of the group. Membership allows participants to directly contribute to and influence the development of HR standards for Europe. Organizations and individuals interested in membership should register at the Consortium’s web site at www.hr-xml.org/europe

“With the growing awareness of the role technology can play in improving efficiency and effectiveness across all areas of HR, the time is right to bring HR-XML to Europe,” says PJ Bruyniks, Chairman of HR-XML Consortium Europe. “We are looking particularly to EU and government agencies across Europe to support us, in recognition of the many benefits that can be achieved from a common approach to HR information exchange.”  
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