SOURCE: Kenexa

Kenexa

February 09, 2010 11:00 ET

Kenexa Relationship With Air Force Takes Off -- Recruiting Efforts Expanded

Successful Pilot Programs Result in Randolph Air Force Base Signing on for Recruitment Consulting Services

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced the expansion of its relationship with the U.S. Air Force to deliver university and community outreach services for the Air Force Personnel Center Scientist and Engineer Career Field located at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. Leveraging the successful recruiting program that Kenexa created for five Air Force bases across the country, Kenexa will establish a robust recruiting system to attract and fill critically needed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) individuals by creating a hiring pipeline with new college graduates and experienced engineers and scientists for the Air Force.

Saul Ortigoza, scientist and engineer career program administrator, Air Force, stated, "The STEM Program is delighted to continue and broaden our working relationship with Kenexa. Along with assisting the STEM Program goals and objective, Kenexa is assisting in the hiring of Civilian Scientists and Engineers for the Air Force as a whole. We have more than 11,000 scientists and engineers in our career field and Kenexa's efforts allow us to compete more effectively with the private sector for these talented people."

Leveraging the existing USAJOBS Web site, Kenexa will establish new services and programs to attract a higher caliber of candidates for Randolph Air Force Base. Using its proven university and community outreach process, which includes creating printed collateral and email campaigns, working with professional societies, developing internship and minority outreach programs, establishing a presence at career fairs, and instituting relationships with universities, Kenexa will build a pipeline of high-quality graduates and experienced professionals for the base.

Andrew Jackson, global head of Kenexa's government solutions practice, added, "Kenexa is honored to support recruiting for the U.S. Air Force. By implementing our best practice recruitment processes, we are able to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its recruiting and retention efforts. Based on the spectacular results from these programs, nearly 20,000 candidates are being tracked in the system and time-to-fill has been cut in half, since partnering with Kenexa. We are looking forward to helping Randolph Air Force Base locate high-caliber candidates and use their recruiting resources to the best possible effect."

With Kenexa's unique ability to operationalize an organization's employment branding, Randolph Air Force Base will benefit from a proactive marketing campaign that specifically targets the top-notch graduates and professionals who are critical to the success of the organization. During the course of the five-year engagement, Kenexa will work to develop relationships with deans, department heads and school representatives at 17 universities with strong engineering programs, including California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of California, Northridge and Fresno, and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.

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.