SOURCE: Kenexa


August 18, 2010 08:00 ET

HSBC to Keynote Kenexa Strategic HR Leaders Forum

Forum to Examine Key Questions That HR Leaders in Brazil Face Today

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that HSBC will be the featured speaker at its Strategic HR Leaders Forum, which will be held 24 August, 2010 in Sao Paulo. The conference will feature an afternoon of thought-provoking presentations that will explore and address the key issues that HR leaders in Brazil face today.

The keynote speakers for the Strategic HR Leaders Forum include:

  • Vanessa Bateson, Head of Diversity and Engagement-Latin America, HSBC, "HSBC: Our Engagement Journey." Ms. Bateson will present an overview of the employee engagement journey at HSBC, providing insight into how her organization used employee engagement to obtain better business results and instill a high performance culture.

  • William Kotas, Regional Leader-Latin America, Kenexa, "Simplifying Transformational HR." Mr. Kotas will provide an outline focused on how measurement-based HR will accelerate the transformation of the function. He will explain how to align Human Resources with key performance indicators, and discuss how to intensify your recruitment efforts and improve both employee engagement and retention.

  • Dr. Jack Wiley, Executive Director, Kenexa Research Institute, "Exploring Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness." Utilizing the WorkTrends™ database, Dr. Jack Wiley will explore both leadership and managerial effectiveness -- why leadership is important, what makes leaders and managers great in the eyes of their followers, and how to build leadership strength. New studies linking leadership and managerial effectiveness to financial success will also be shared.

"In today's current economic environment the importance of attracting, motivating, engaging and retaining the industry's highest performing employees has never been more vital to an organisation's success. The Kenexa Strategic HR Leaders Forum will provide attendees the opportunity to address current HR issues, hear expert thought leadership and learn through other organizations' successes," stated William Kotas, Regional Leader-Latin America, Kenexa. "For more than 20 years, Kenexa has been developing products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. We'll be sharing our latest research and knowledge of how to elicit employee performance levels that will help organisations deliver on their promises."

Kenexa offers a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. The company's innovative solutions -- including employee assessments, onboarding, performance management, employee surveys, recruitment technology, employment branding, learning management, leadership solutions and recruitment process outsourcing -- are driven by customer requirements and are built on the science of human behavior.

HR Leaders can register for the event by emailing

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. Kenexa has offices in 20 countries, with our operations in Brazil being one of our newest. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at