Chuck Allen on Open Source/Collaborative HR-XML-related Projects

Originally posted here Filed under: Tools, Industry / Member News, Recruiting — Chuck Allen @ 8:51 am

Trevor Harmon saw my reponse to a comment concerning “candidate-centered” HR-XML and the various related open source and collaborative initiatives leveraging HR-XML.

Trevor tells me that a new release of “HR-XSL” is available. “HR-XSL is a Source Forge project providing a set of command-line tools that transforms a curriculum vitae or résumé in XML format into PDF, HTML, or plain text format.”

The HR-XSL Source Forge site also provides a list of related open source projects. Combining that list with a few open source or collaborative efforts of which I’m aware, I’ve come up the list below, which will be maintained in HR-XML’s members wiki.

  • HR-XSL The HR-XSL project provides a set of command-line tools that transforms a curriculum vitae or résumé in XML format into PDF, HTML, or plain text format.
  • Open Source Recruiter (SourceForge) – A Java toolkit for creating and manipulating HR-XML résumés.
  • Jerimoth (SourceForge) – A Java-based web service for posting HR-XML résumés.
  • Open Human Resources (SourceForge) – An open repository for various Human Resource components that communicate using HR-XML via SOAP.
  • OpenSkills (Wikipedia) – A global non-profit association that provides a freely searchable database of résumés based on HR-XML.
  • xmlresume (SourceForge) – An open source project that defines both the data layer and the presentation layer of a résumé. It uses a custom (non-HR-XML) data format.
  • Sample solution for Recruiting (GotDotNet)
  • XML Forms Generator (AlphaWorks)
  • HR-XML is pleased that communities of imaginative developers are leveraging HR-XML standards in open source and collaborative projects. Of course, HR-XML isn’t affiliated with any of these initiatives and cannot recommend or warrant the suitability of the work for any purpose. However, we’d like to hear your opinions if you’ve tried to apply any of the above resources.

    Chuck Allen
    Director, HR-XML