SOURCE: Kenexa


May 03, 2010 07:45 ET

New Kenexa 2x™ Platform Drives Business Transformation

Cutting Edge SaaS Solution Features Unified Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance Management and Native Talent Management Applications for iPhone® and BlackBerry®

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  With more than 20 years of experience in developing and delivering HR software solutions, Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today shared details of its new technology platform, Kenexa 2x™. Kenexa 2x provides a Unified Talent Record across the employment lifecycle linking Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance Management and Mobility on one technology platform. Kenexa 2x enables customers to improve productivity, increase cost savings, ensure compliance with corporate and legal mandates, and raise employee engagement.

Available now on Kenexa 2x are Kenexa 2x BrassRing™, Kenexa 2x Recruit™, Kenexa 2x Onboard™ and Kenexa 2x Mobile™. In Q3 2010, Kenexa will add Kenexa 2x Perform™ to its current Performance Management solution. Kenexa 2x Perform will offer leading edge performance management and succession planning tools to drive organizational alignment and ensure top performers are motivated and engaged.

According to recent Gartner research, "In 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access devices worldwide"(1)Kenexa 2x Mobile addresses this global trend by delivering the first talent management applications natively developed for iPhone® and BlackBerry® platforms. With Kenexa 2x Mobile, hiring managers and approvers can now leverage the full power of their smart phones to speed decision making and gain competitive advantage with zero training.

Research from the Kenexa Research Institute shows that organizations with formal onboarding processes can recognize increased revenue gains of up to 40%. Kenexa 2x Onboard offers an integrated solution to deliver on this promise. Kenexa 2x Onboard leverages cutting edge Web 2.0 technology to deliver a new hire portal and integrated workflow management that offers an improved employee experience while ensuring compliance with legal and corporate policies.

Kenexa 2x BrassRing and Kenexa 2x Recruit solutions feature highly interactive dashboards, integrated workflow management across recruitment, assessment and onboarding, and real-time reports that facilitate robust analysis across critical business processes. Customers, who implement Kenexa 2x BrassRing or Kenexa 2x Recruit increase the efficiency of their recruitment processes, lower cost-per-hire, enhance the job seeker's experience and reduce operating costs.

Derek Bluestone, vice president of product marketing, Kenexa, commented, "Kenexa has a long-standing position as the human capital management's industry leader. It was a natural progression of our R&D efforts to develop a platform that delivers a unified talent record, bringing together all of the details about a candidate or employee, regardless of where they are in the employee lifecycle or recruiting workflow. Our customers have given us very positive feedback about the potential that Kenexa 2x brings to their organizations. As Kenexa moves to the next phase of its growth, Kenexa 2x will be an integral part of that flight."

"Unifying key recruiting, onboarding and employee performance management functionality with a single employee record is a natural progression in what is a relatively siloed market. Integration will become more important as H.R looks to improve data quality and process consistency," said Thomas Otter, Research Director, Gartner. "Also expected to intensify is the need for mobile applications as HR professionals, employees, applicants and managers rely on mobile devices to conduct business."

(1) Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2010 and Beyond, B. Gammage et al, December 2009.

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