Arbita Joins HR-XML Consortium

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Arbita, a leading provider of global recruitment strategy and jobs cross posting solutions, is pleased to announce its affiliation with the HR-XML Consortium.

We’re pleased to welcome Arbita into the HR-XML Consortium

Arbita, a leading provider of global recruitment strategy and jobs cross posting solutions, is pleased to announce its affiliation with the HR-XML Consortium. As a member of the Consortium, Arbita is committed to the development and promotion of a standard suite of XML specifications that enable e-business and the automation of human resources-related data exchanges.

“Our preferred data exchange specification has been HR-XML based since 2001,” said Arbita’s CTO, Ed Haswell. “The benefit to our customers is clear and we felt it was time to step forward and actively support the Consortium’s mission.” Haswell continued, “We offer our years of technology leadership experience in the recruitment industry; we expect that active participation in an organization representing the thought leadership in HR data exchange standards will accelerate Arbita’s ability to integrate both efficiently and flexibly with customers and business partners.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Arbita into the HR-XML Consortium,” said Chuck Allen, the Consortium’s Executive Director. “Arbita’s long experience with HR Systems, Web-Native Software Solutions, and enterprise software environments will make them valuable contributors to our objectives,” Allen concluded.

“Arbita is committed to open technical standards,” said Don Ramer, Arbita’s President and CEO. “As a member of the Consortium, we will work to continuously improve the data interchange standards used to meet the unique requirements of our industry.”

About HR-XML Consortium

The HR-XML Consortium ( is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to enabling e-Commerce and human resources data interchange universally. The mission of the HR-XML Consortium is to spare employers and vendors the risk and expense of having to negotiate and agree upon data interchange mechanisms on an ad-hoc basis. By developing and publishing open data exchange standards based on Extensible Markup Language (“XML”), the Consortium aims to provide the means for any company to transact with other companies without having to establish, engineer, and implement many separate interchange mechanisms. HR-XML’s efforts are focused on standards for staffing and recruiting, benefits enrollment, payroll, competencies and workforce management.

About Arbita

Our mission is to deliver the business and systems environments required for the free and efficient flow of opportunity and talent beyond borders. Arbita manages over 100,000 job postings per day for its corporate clients. The media participants in this ecosystem include destinations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Since 1993 Arbita has pioneered Internet job advertising distribution while providing strategic guidance to its clients on web recruitment media selection. Based in Minneapolis, USA and located at, Arbita provides world class Internet recruiting solutions to hundreds of customers including ConocoPhillips, General Dynamics, Ebay, Pfizer, and Cox Communications. The OnePost system is used in the US by many government contractors to meet OFCCP and EEOC posting and reporting requirements. Arbita’s corporate affiliations include the HR-XML Consortium and the International Association for Human Resource Information Management.
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