SOURCE: Kenexa

December 17, 2008 11:00 ET

Kenexa Acquires Industry-Leading Culture Indicator Solution

Assessment Tool Helps Organizations Align and Engage Employees

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, has announced the acquisition of the Cultural Insight survey, an instrument that allows for the assessment of an organization's culture and the expression of that culture in a way that helps align and engage employees.

The Cultural Insight survey is the culmination of 30 years of study by Carol Pearson, Ph.D., Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and a Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland. Her work combines and expands the psychology of personal archetypes -- which reveal the architecture of meaning within individuals -- to organizations. The survey provides a way to describe the archetypal profile of an organization, thereby decoding the human motivations that can drive its success. With the Cultural Insight survey, an organization can understand how a candidate will fit its culture, which ensures the recruitment of quality candidates who are potential top performers and increases the likelihood that employees are happy in their jobs, take ownership in the company and have the drive to move the company forward.

The Cultural Insight survey will now be used as a part of Kenexa's employment branding. Kenexa and Dr. Pearson will continue this ongoing partnership to conduct research and develop the instrument to its full potential across many different business applications.

Tim Geisert, Kenexa's vice president, Employment Branding, explained, "The Cultural Insight survey can be used in all facets of assessment, employment branding, communication, change management and mergers and acquisitions. Its use of archetypes allows us to examine difficult and ambiguous cultural concepts and articulate them in a clear and compelling manner."

The Cultural Insight survey can be used as an off-the-shelf solution or can be customized to meet each organization's individual needs and values. For more information, please visit www.kenexa.com.

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.