SOURCE: Kenexa


November 04, 2009 11:00 ET

Kenexa Teams With Jobfox to Support ResumePal as the First Universal Standard Online Job Application

Time-Saving Employment Profile Makes It Faster and Easier for Candidates to Apply for Jobs -- and for Employers to Find the Right Match for Their Job Openings

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced details of its alliance with McLean, Va.-based Jobfox. Kenexa has joined Jobfox to support ResumePal, the recruiting industry's first universally accepted online employment application. ResumePal is seamlessly integrated with Kenexa's award-winning applicant tracking system, Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing (KRB), and is available immediately for KRB customers at no additional cost.

Rudy Karsan, chief executive officer, Kenexa commented, "Hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate recruiters share several common goals: faster hires, better hires and less expensive hires. Our alliance with Jobfox and our support for ResumePal means our customers can reduce their reliance on recruitment advertising, generate meaningful results more quickly and provide an improved candidate experience."

The fastest and easiest way for candidates to apply for employment over the web or mobile web devices, ResumePal is the job equivalent to popular e-payment methods, enabling candidates to establish a secure, universal online career profile. Using that profile, candidates can quickly apply to any company that accepts ResumePal by simply entering their ResumePal ID and password. Instead of spending hours filling out separate individual applications for each employer, candidates use ResumePal to populate these long job applications in just two-clicks over a web browser or mobile web device such as an iPhone or BlackBerry.

Subsequent updates made to a candidate's profile -- such as contact information, continued education, additional skills and most recent professional experience -- can be propagated everywhere that a candidate has applied using ResumePal, keeping employers current with each applicant's latest credentials and contact details.

Employers also benefit from ResumePal through the ability to quickly and easily identify the most qualified applicants for each position through Jobfox's patent pending, skills-based matching technology. In addition, employers stand to reduce online recruitment advertising costs through ResumePal. Typically, at least 50% of the candidates visiting an employer's career website today leave the site without applying to any jobs, wasting employment advertising dollars. Because ResumePal is a fast and easy way for candidates to apply, employers may obtain more applications per recruitment advertising dollar spent, in turn giving employers a broader selection of applicants for each position -- at a reduced cost.

"The recruiting world has wanted a universal standard for online job applications for 20 years, and Jobfox's ResumePal has the features and functions to become just that -- as well as an applicant's portable Talent Profile," said Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive®. "At the least, Kenexa has created a new competitive discriminator for itself in talent acquisition by offering ResumePal to its Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing customers, who can now get added value by using it immediately."

Karsan concluded, "As part of our mandate to be the global leader in business solutions for human resources, we seek to create alliances with innovative vendors with solutions that add value to our customers. We're delighted to join forces with Jobfox as a leading contributor to better recruiting practices."

Jobfox was founded in 2004 by Rob McGovern, the former CEO and founder of CareerBuilder. Thousands of organizations nationwide have switched to Jobfox to match their jobs to the most qualified candidates among millions of members of the Jobfox Network.

About Jobfox

Jobfox is the largest online community of matchable professionals, with millions of candidates spanning thousands of occupations nationwide. Jobfox provides recruiters with the online recruiting industry's highest levels of control to match candidates with specific job qualifications, helping companies save time and money. Visit today.

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