SOURCE: Kenexa

Kenexa

October 23, 2009 13:24 ET

Kenexa Ranked Number 363 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500™

Attributes Its 340 Percent Revenue Growth to Dedication to Extreme Service, Innovation

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, today announced that it ranked number 363 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004-2008. Kenexa grew 340 percent during this period.

Kenexa was also ranked 17 in Deloitte's prestigious 2009 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50.

Rudy Karsan, Kenexa's CEO, commented, "We're honored to be ranked once again among Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 companies. Kenexa provides superior and innovative business solutions for human resources that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. We continue to achieve because of our global teams' commitment to providing extreme service and leading-edge technology that 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."

Kenexa offers industry-leading technology that facilitates each step of the employee lifecycle. The company's innovative solutions -- including employee assessments, onboarding, performance management, employee surveys, Interview Builder™ assessment solution, Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing applicant tracking system and more -- are driven by customer requirements and are built on the science of human behavior.

"Technology Fast 500™ recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth," said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman and U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. "We congratulate Kenexa on this accomplishment."

"With its impressive five-year growth, Kenexa has earned its position among the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America," said Mark Jensen, managing partner, Technology and Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Deloitte is proud to honor Kenexa for its achievement."

Technology Fast 500™ Selection and Qualifying Criteria

Technology Fast 500™ provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500™ website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500™ award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2004 to 2008.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500™ recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Consulting companies, professional service firms, etc. are not eligible unless they have proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of their operating revenues.

Technology Fast 500™ award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2004 and 2008. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

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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 www.kenexa.com.