SOURCE: Kenexa

Kenexa

June 03, 2009 11:45 ET

Latest Release of Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing Helps Organizations Lower Recruitment and Hiring Costs

Clients Recognize Process Improvements and Gain Operational Efficiencies With Release 12

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced details of the newest release of Kenexa Recruiter® BrassRing. This award-winning secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution is designed for global organizations seeking to cost effectively and efficiently source and track employment candidates throughout the recruiting process.

While optimizing costs has always been a priority for businesses, the current economic climate has brought with it a new sense of urgency. The latest release of Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing (KRB) helps organizations reduce recruiting expenses while finding the best candidates.

The latest release consists of three major enhancements: new portal pages, a Data Insight Tool, and hourly and high volume hiring capabilities.

--  New Portal Pages: As part of the comprehensive user interface update,
    KRB now provides an updated experience for recruiters, hiring managers and
    other end users, enabling them to view pertinent data easily and
    efficiently.
--  Data Insight Tool: This new, market-leading reporting tool allows end
    users to develop powerful reports for improved visibility and optimization
    of the recruiting processes. By further simplifying business-critical
    processes such as reporting, Kenexa's clients are able to facilitate cross-
    organization report scheduling and sharing, powerful collaboration and
    process standardization.
--  Hourly and High Volume Hiring: Hiring managers now have workflow
    capabilities, screens and features to streamline their unique recruiting
    processes -- whether hourly, high volume, retail or other industries. This
    new capability allows organizations to conduct both hourly and professional
    hiring on a single, unified platform.
    

"Kenexa remains the leader in global talent management technology because we are continually updating our solutions to meet our clients' needs. During this global economic crisis corporate recruiters are faced with shrinking budgets and, at the same time, an ever-increasing number of applicants. They need reliable, cost-effective solutions and Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing gives them that, and more," said Mark Nesline, vice president, product development, Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing.

According to recent Knowledge Infusion research, Jason Corsello, Vice President, Center of Excellence, Knowledge Infusion, observed, "Kenexa continues to make significant investments in its technology strategy, including existing BrassRing products, expanding a common services framework that spans legacy and new products and building a completely new '2x' technology platform." He continued, "Unlike its talent management competitors, Kenexa offers a broad range of services including qualitative research and insight, assessments and value-added services such as employment branding. They are the only talent management vendor applying human sciences as a foundation for their products and services."

Kenexa's announcement of KRB release 12 is on track with its overall objectives to help clients overcome global economic challenges with world-class talent acquisition and retention solutions. Recently recognized for its leadership role in its category, Kenexa ranked No. 10 on Forbes Magazine's list of "America's Fastest-Growing Tech Companies." Other recent news includes the company expanded presence in China through a joint venture with R&J Management Consultants.

"As the job market and the global economic circumstances potentially become more challenging, we see more companies looking to strategic talent management as their single-most competitive advantage. Kenexa is prepared not only to withstand the economic crisis, but to continue our research and development of quality products to meet the needs of current and prospective customers," said Larry Kleinman, global practice leader, talent management, Kenexa.

Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing Release 12 is available now. More information can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.

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.