SOURCE: Kenexa


February 10, 2010 14:00 ET

Kenexa Named a Major Player in Worldwide Integrated Talent Management

Kenexa's Global Reach, Research and Development Cited in IDC MarketScape Vendor Analysis Report

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, announced today that it has been named a major player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis(1) for the second consecutive year. Kenexa was judged a major player based on the strength of its global talent management capabilities and strategies.

In its analysis, IDC said Kenexa is a major player "with strengths in global reach, tools to help prospects and clients justify investment, and a large R&D organization that takes advantage of offshore resources."

"Organizations are looking beyond the traditional management solutions and searching for offerings that meet complex business needs. The talent management marketplace has become a crowded one with differentiation becoming harder to attain. Kenexa has a global reach and cost management strategies that enable it to stand out as a major player and its marks for innovation and R&D have risen," commented Lisa Rowan, IDC's program director for HR and Talent Management Services.

IDC's most recent MarketScape report profiles and ranks the leading providers in the worldwide integrated talent management market. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the worldwide integrated talent management market. IDC defines the complete talent management suite as comprehensive solutions to perform recruiting, learning, compensation, performance, succession, competency management, assessment and career planning.

"We are pleased that IDC has again recognized the strength of Kenexa's Integrated Talent Management (ITM) offerings," commented Rudy Karsan, CEO, Kenexa. "Our offerings are designed to facilitate each step of the employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. Kenexa's commitment to providing extreme service and leading-edge technology supports our larger purpose -- transforming the global workforce by identifying the best individuals for every job and creating the best work environments for every organization."

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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

(1) IDC, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis, Doc #221561, January 2010