SOURCE: Kenexa

June 17, 2008 12:21 ET

Kenexa Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the recent "Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software"(1) report.

According to the report, "Leaders in the e-recruitment software market have products that can meet the challenges presented by large, complex global organizations. These vendors have strong track records, and demonstrate strong sales and marketing execution. Typically, they have well-articulated strategies that include an in-depth focus (for example, workforce planning, contingent workforce management, vertical markets and geographic expansion) on talent acquisition or a broader focus on talent management (for example, performance management, succession management and compensation management)."

The inclusion criteria for vendors in the Magic Quadrant is more than 100 e-recruitment software customers with more than 1,000 employees, more than $25 million in total revenue (license, maintenance and services) or both. Vendors were evaluated on their ability to execute (such as product and service, sales execution, customer experience) and their completeness of vision (including market understanding, product strategy and geographic strategy).

Rudy Karsan, chief executive officer of Kenexa, said, "Kenexa is honored to be placed in the leaders quadrant by Gartner. We believe it's reflective of our commitment to being a client-centric organization that proactively develops the solutions that help customers address shifting market trends." He continued, "Kenexa is especially focused on meeting the unique needs of multi-national companies while delivering exemplary levels of customer service. Our company's investment in strategic global expansion underscores that pledge."

Kenexa's comprehensive e-recruitment solutions include Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing, Kenexa Recruiter®, Kenexa StoreFront™ and Kenexa Onboarding. Kenexa's e-recruitment offerings seamlessly integrate with its comprehensive talent management solutions, which include performance management, succession planning and career development.

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.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software," by James Holincheck, June 10, 2008.