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October 20, 2009 11:00 ET

Kenexa Wins Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility

Leading Provider of Business Solutions for HR Recognized for Best Practices

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, was recently named an "at-large" winner of 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The Sloan Awards honor organizations of all sizes and all types across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.

Now in its fifth year, the prestigious awards program expanded its application base to organizations nation-wide for the first time. With the introduction of an "at-large" category, any organization in the United States was eligible for the award. This was the first year Kenexa could apply for the award. As a winner of the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Kenexa will be recognized nationally and will be featured in next year's edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work, published by Families and Work Institute.

"At Kenexa, we know that when people are in jobs they love and in environments that maximize their potential, they are not only more productive employees, they are more productive individuals," commented Rudy Karsan, CEO, Kenexa. "Kenexa is committed to supporting this belief and we are honored to have been recognized as an Alfred P. Sloan award winner for our best practices."

Kenexa provides business solutions for human resources, offering a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. It seeks to transform the global workforce by putting the right people in the right jobs and creating the best work environment 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. Its products and services include recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, employee assessments, recruitment technology, onboarding, performance management, employee surveys, learning management and leadership solutions.

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources and recognition to employers nationwide. The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st century.

For more information about When Work Works or the Alfred P. Sloan Awards, please contact Tyler Wigton at (212) 465-2044 or twigton@familiesandwork.org or Kelly Sakai at (212) 465-2044 x 211 and at ksakai@familiesandwork.org.

About Families and Work Institute

Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom and provides insight and knowledge. As an action tank, FWI conducts numerous studies that put its research into action and then evaluates the results. Its purpose is to create research to live by. For more information, see www.familiesandwork.org

About the Institute for a Competitive Workforce

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) is a 501(c) 3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is working to ensure that businesses have access -- today and tomorrow -- to an educated and skilled workforce. ICW's primary responsibilities for the When Work Works project are to provide support to the communities and connect local initiatives to national Chamber efforts. For more information, visit www.uschamber.com/icw.

About the Twiga Foundation

The Twiga Foundation is dedicated to inspiring, promoting and maintaining a family consciousness at home, in the workplace and in the community. Twiga's primary responsibilities for the When Work Works project are to provide support to the communities, acting as a liaison to key stakeholders in the When Work Works communities, to build a broad local leadership constituency for creating better workplaces that meet the needs of employees, employers and communities. For more information, visit www.twigafoundation.org.

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 www.kenexa.com.