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In an effort to lead the development and adoption of open employee recognition and reward data exchange standards for the human resources community, O.C. Tanner has joined the HR Open Standards Consortium.

As a non-profit coalition, the HR Open Standards Consortium aims to simplify and
standardize the integration between HR technology software and service providers.

"O.C. Tanner, one of HR Open Standards Consortium’s most recent Premier members, is stepping into a significant leadership role in the upcoming HR Open Recognition and Rewards standards development project," said Kim Bartkus, Executive Director, HR Open Standards Consortium. "O.C. Tanner will be contributing as project lead providing expert knowledge in the development of the new standard. They join ADP as project sponsors."

O.C. Tanner has a long history of innovation and technological leadership, and actively seeks opportunity to better the lives of people through the power of recognition, and developing intuitive and social solutions that make such recognition moments natural and easy-to-use.

By contributing to the open standards for HR business, O.C. Tanner is active in solving employers' real-life integration and business needs by enabling standardized global data integration.

"Celebrating individual contributions, day-to-day and year-to-year can have a dramatic impact on the long term productivity and success of an organization, which is at the core of what O.C. Tanner seeks to deliver," said James Hilton, Director of Product Development, O.C. Tanner. "There is both elegance and necessity in delivering intuitive and powerful open technology standards that are seamless, and we are proud to lead this initiative and look forward to making appreciation programs easier to implement."

About O.C. Tanner
O.C. Tanner helps the world inspire and appreciate great work. Through its innovative cloud-based technology, tools, awards and education services, the company provides strategically aligned recognition solutions for thousands of clients globally. Designed to engage talent, increase performance and drive corporate goals, these solutions create powerful experiences that fuel the human spirit. Learn more at

About HR Open Standards
Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards is the only independent, non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to the development and promotion of common specifications that enable human resources-related data
exchanges. For more information, visit

All media inquiries regarding O.C. Tanner should be directed towards
Michael Bingham (P.R. Manager) at: or 949-282-9817.

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