SOURCE: HR-XML Consortium, Inc.

September 11, 2007 08:56 ET

HR-XML Consortium Awards Certifications to Assess Systems; Candidate Manager Ltd; Data Solutions Inc. (DSI); deverus, Inc.; Kelly Services, Inc.; milch & zucker AG; and Questionmark

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - The HR-XML Consortium announced today that it has awarded certifications to Assess Systems (a Bigby Havis Company); Candidate Manager Ltd; Data Solutions Inc. (DSI); deverus, Inc.; Kelly Services, Inc.; milch & zucker AG; and Questionmark. The awards to Candidate Manager Ltd, deverus, milch & zucker, and Questionmark were renewals of earlier certifications. The certifications for Assess Systems (a Bigby Havis Company), Data Solutions Inc. (DSI), and Kelly Services, Inc. were the first awarded to those companies. Background on these certified companies is provided below:

--  Assess Systems (a Bigby Havis Company) is a premier consulting firm of
    organizational psychologists with an international presence providing state-
    of-the-art selection and development solutions to client companies
    worldwide.  Their approach is to provide rapidly tailored, web-facilitated
    assessment tools and processes to meet the client's needs more quickly and
    effectively than a traditional consulting firm and to support these with
    targeted, cost-effective training, consulting and services. For further
    information, please visit:
--  Candidate Manager is a leading provider of recruitment and
    restructuring software solutions, which can help reduce the time spent on
    HR administration by up to 75%. By streamlining the entire recruitment
    process, from vacancy posting through to applicant employment, Candidate
    Manager helps to reduce time to hire, to lower costs and reduce the
    administrative workload leaving HR professionals with more time to focus on
    strategic business priorities. For further information, please visit:
--  Data Solutions Inc. (DSI) is the premier provider of technology and
    services that empower HR organizations to deliver measurable value to the
    business. We automate the HR processes that improve human performance and
    organizational decision making. Our solutions range from employee surveys
    and multi-rater assessment programs to enterprise-wide talent management
    systems. DSI is the first organization to certify against HR-XML's Employee
    Performance Management specifications. For further information, please
--  deverus, Inc. specializes in technology solutions for the background
    check industry that enable HR to have faster, more accurate and more
    confidential reports. From the most powerful business software applications
    on the market and real time data exchange solutions to process consulting
    and sophisticated tools that connect disparate background data sources, we
    enable background check companies to do more with less, while delivering
    more of what HR wants. For further information, please visit:
--  Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy,
    Mich., offering human resources solutions that include temporary staffing
    services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly
    operates in 33 countries and territories. Kelly provides employment to more
    than 750,000 employees annually, with skills including office services,
    accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing,
    creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. For
    further information, please visit:
--  milch & zucker AG specializes in HR marketing consulting and HR
    software development, providing organizations with online sourcing,
    eRecruiting applications, tailor-made marketing concepts for employer
    brands and more. milch & zucker AG is a company that specializes in HR
    marketing consulting and HR software development, providing organizations
    with online sourcing, eRecruiting applications, tailor-made marketing
    concepts for employer brands and more. For further information, please
--  Questionmark pioneered the creation of testing and assessment software
    in 1988. Today, the Questionmark™ Perception™ assessment management
    system enables learning and HR professionals to create, securely administer
    and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. More than 2,500
    businesses, governments, awarding bodies, schools, colleges and
    universities in 50 countries now use Questionmark software. For further
    information, please visit:

The HR-XML Consortium's "HRcertify program" certifies HR solutions that conform to the HR-XML Consortium's interoperability standards. Organizations that successfully complete the HR-XML Consortium's certification process are awarded a logo to use on their websites and a conformance statement within a registry located at The HR-XML certified logo indicates that the solution provider is a technology leader and is ready to integrate flexibly and opportunistically with customers and partners.

Other HR-XML Consortium-certified companies are: Acxiom Information Security Services; American Background; Applicant Insight Limited, Inc.; BenefitsXML Inc.; BrassRing; ChoicePoint; LLC; CareerJunction;; deverus; eWork Exchange, Inc.; ExecuTRACK Solutions; Fidelity Investments; First Advantage; The Gallup Organization; Hewitt Associates; HireDesk; HireRight; HR Services, Inc.; InfoMart; IntelliCorp; Jobpartners Ltd.; Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc.; Kenexa; Lawson; Manpower; Manpower France; MetLife Inc.; milch & zucker; Monster; MrTed Limited; Oracle; onTargetjobs; PeopleBank; Peopleclick; PreVisor; Questionmark; Resume Mirror, Inc.; SHL Group PLC; SHPS; Sovren; Sterling Testing Systems; Taleo; Vertical Screen, Inc. (BIG, Certiphi, Truescreen); Unicru; USA-FACT; USIS; Valtera; Verifications Inc.; Volt Information Sciences; and Vurv, formerly Recruitmax.

"We congratulate these organizations for achieving HR-XML Consortium certification," said Chuck Allen, HR-XML Consortium Director. "HR decision-makers are making compliance with open standards part of the criteria they use when procuring HR solutions. We are pleased to see that the value of HR-XML Certification increasingly is recognized around the world," Allen remarked.

For information about the HR-XML Consortium's certification program, please visit

About HR-XML

The HR-XML Consortium, Inc. ( is the recognized authority on, and leading source of, global interoperability standards for human resources management. Membership within the HR-XML Consortium is open to HR professionals, vendors, consultants, and other users or providers of HR systems and services. Want to learn more? Register to attend HR-XML's Global Partnering & Integration Summit, Sept. 26-28, Las Vegas (see

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Chuck Allen
    HR-XML Consortium, Inc.
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