SOURCE: Kenexa


November 18, 2009 11:00 ET

Amnesty International Chooses Kenexa for Enhanced Recruitment of People Who Want to Make a Difference Around the Globe

Human Rights Group Selects Kenexa to Help Company Manage Recruitment Internationally

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that the human rights group Amnesty International has partnered with Kenexa to manage its international recruitment and to help hire the very best people.

Amnesty International's potential applicants, for full time, part time and volunteer roles, will be able to search for available jobs on its website, register and receive emails when jobs are posted, and apply for jobs online. Hiring managers at Amnesty International will also be able to use the system to review and approve applications online.

"We chose Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing because it is an easy-to-use system that we can configure to suit our specific recruitment processes," said Helen Bloomfield, Human Resources Programme Director at Amnesty International. "We get up to 400 applications for some jobs and, previously, we were managing the process manually, which was very time-consuming. We hope that the new system will free up managers' time to enable them to do more of their core work."

Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing allows HR staff to produce comprehensive reports, showing how long it takes and how much it costs to hire staff, as well as providing equal opportunities information. HR staff can also build their own specific reports, to look at issues such as why people leave certain roles.

Rudy Karsan, chief executive officer, Kenexa, commented, "Amnesty International needs to find the best candidates from the high volume of applications it receives. Our cutting-edge technology and our expertise in data mining, analysis and reporting will transform their processes. They'll be able to handle significant volume, transmit their ethos and goals more consistently and provide an enhanced experience for their applicants."

Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing will be integrated with Amnesty's HR information system, allowing candidate details to be seamlessly transferred between the two systems automatically.

About Kenexa

Kenexa® provides business solutions for human resources. We help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. For more than 20 years, Kenexa has studied human behavior and team dynamics in the workplace, and has developed the software solutions, business processes and expert consulting that help organizations impact positive business outcomes through HR. Kenexa is the only company that offers a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at