SOURCE: Kenexa

December 22, 2008 22:30 ET

Kenexa Named to Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500 Annual List of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

Industry Leader Grows Revenue by More Than 435 Percent in Five Years

VIZAG, INDIA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, today announced that it was ranked No. 326 on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500. The Deloitte 2008 Technology Fast 500 recognises the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003-2007. Kenexa's revenue grew more than 435 percent during this period.

"We are pleased to be acknowledged for our triple-digit revenue growth on Deloitte's Fast 500," said Rudy Karsan, chief executive officer, Kenexa. "This accomplishment would not have been possible without our focus on developing and delivering award-winning innovative solutions that deliver meaningful business outcomes for our clients by maximising the effectiveness of their talent-centric programmes."

"Each company on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 is an innovator with an exceptional five-year track record of growth," said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. "Kenexa has earned its position among the fastest growing companies in North America, and we are proud to honour this important accomplishment."

In addition to its inclusion on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Kenexa was listed 12th on Deloitte's Greater Philadelphia Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the greater Philadelphia area.

The Fast 500 was compiled from Deloitte's regional North American Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies were selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.

Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.

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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 optimisation. Kenexa's global solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, skills and behavioural 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.