SOURCE: Kenexa

September 09, 2008 11:00 ET

Despite the Proclamations of Doom & Gloom on Economic News, the Kenexa Research Institute Finds That Workers Have Confidence in Their Organizations and Feel a Sense of Job Security

Employee Attitudes Demonstrate Some Signs of Positiveness

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - A new study conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), (NASDAQ: KNXA), measured workers' confidence. Despite the latest proclamations of doom and gloom in the United States associated with a potential recession, sky-high energy costs and a collapsing housing market, the average worker in the United States has a high level of internal organizational confidence (73%).

Internal organizational confidence is defined as employees having confidence in their organization's future (73%), believing their organizations are managed effectively (65%) and feeling that the products/services are of high quality (80%).

The results from a randomly selected group of more than 5,000 United States workers also indicate that more than seven out of ten employees feel confident that they are not at risk for being laid off. Although most feel they will not lose their jobs, only 60% believe there is a bright future for them at their organizations. Furthermore, employees are even less positive about their current employer helping to prepare them with the necessary skills for the future (56%).

Jeffrey Saltzman, East Coast Practice Leader for Kenexa, stated, "In essence, people feel good about the future of their organizations, how they are run and the products they produce. Most feel that they can hang onto their jobs, but should they lose their jobs, there is a bit of gnawing uncertainty regarding their ability to find another. This is especially true when salaries are taken into consideration; only 59% say they could find another job that paid them the equivalent of what they currently earn."

This study was part of a larger quarterly study that Kenexa undertakes to measure business conditions in major markets. Kenexa has an unequalled database of worldwide employee survey results that allows the company to provide exceptional insights to organizations of all sizes on a global basis. This business-critical information enables international organizations to better maximize their overall performance.

About Kenexa

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) is a global leader in building the world's greatest workforces using a combination of software, employee research science and business process optimization. Kenexa's global solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, skills and behavioral assessments, structured interviews, performance management, multi-rater feedback surveys, employee engagement surveys and HR Analytics. Kenexa is headquartered in Wayne, Pa. (outside Philadelphia). Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.