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HR-XML Summit

Standards for Global HR Solutions Explored at HR-XML Summit, Oct. 25-26, Barcelona, Spain

When Oct 25, 2006 12:00 AM to
Oct 26, 2006 12:00 AM
Where Barcelona, Spain
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RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 11 – Are you looking for cutting-edge recruiting, staffing, and HR
management solutions that can be rolled out globally? Are you involved in the design or
deployment of such systems? If so, plan to attend the HR-XML Consortium’s Oct. 25-26
Summit in Barcelona, Spain to gain perspectives and unique insights about how HRXML’s
interoperability standards and standards-based technology are shaping HR
solutions globally.

The meeting will be held at the Hotel Catalonia Duques de Bergara, located in the heart
of Barcelona, near Catalunya Plaza and scores of vibrant restaurants and cafes. A variety
of lodging choices to accommodate a range of budgets and preferences is available in the
immediate vicinity of the conference hotel. To learn more about the meeting location,
agenda, and hotel choices, visit:
Highlights of the meeting, which is open to members and non-members, are described below:

HR-XML in the Web 2.0-Era: Syndication, Search Engines, and Professional
Networking, Paul Forster, CEO,
Paul Forster, CEO and co-founder of, an innovative search engine for
jobs, will discuss changing models for Internet job search and how new standards,
such as RSS extensions for recruiting, may be important targets for HR-XML

Credential Verification Goes Global, Terry Corley, Global Screening Solutions, Inc.
Increasing labor mobility in Europe and throughout the world has brought
additional attention to the issue of credential fraud. How might enterprises
reasonably manage this challenge globally? In this session, Terry Corley, Global
Screening Solutions, Inc., will exami ne how enterprises might protect themselves
against employee and candidate fraud without running afoul of an increasingly
complex web of data privacy protections in Europe, North America, and beyond.

Global Staffing Trends: Global Vendor Management Services, Gail Bubsey,
eCommerce Systems Consultant, Kelly Services, Inc. and Mikael Lindmark, VP,
Fieldglass, EMEA
A model for staffing services called Vendor Management Services is starting to
take hold in Europe. Mikael Lindmark of Fieldglass, EMEA will describe the
benefits that a tool such as Fieldglass brings to the delivery of a VMS program,
highlighting functionality available to all the players in the program (buyer,
supplier, program provider). Gail Bubsey of Kelly Services, WHQ will discuss
where VMS falls within the overall HR-MXL SIDES framework and the plans
and challenges for its implementation on a global basis. Both will highlight the
opportunities and challenges of implementing these types of programs across
multiple jurisdictions.

Protection of Applicant Data, Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast, Schalast
& Partner Rechtsanwälte
In this session, Rechtsanwalt Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast will examine the legal
framework for data protection within Europe and internationally. Prof. Schalast
will review requirements under Art. 8 of the European Convention for the
Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom and the European
Directive on Data Protection. He will discuss differences in requirements among
European countries and issues surrounding the transfer of data between European
and non-European countries, including requirements under the "Safe Harbor"

How to Register
Members and non-members should register today to guarantee their spot at the Barcelona
meeting. The fee for non-members, associate members, and members of HR-XML’s
European Chapter is $265 USD. Visit for
complete information.

About HR-XML
HR-XML ( develops global HR interoperability standards
enabling easy-to-implement, time- and cost-effective integration of business applications
within the HR industry. HR-XML is represented by its membership in 22 countries, and
in Europe through its affiliate organization, HR-XML Consortium Europe (http://eu.hrxml.
), and in Japan by HR-XML Consortium Japan ( For
information on becoming an HR-XML member, please visit:
For more information, contact:
Chuck Allen, Director, HR-XML Consortium, Inc.

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