SOURCE: Kenexa


January 12, 2011 10:00 ET

Yum! China Selects Kenexa to Support Recruiting Initiatives

Existing Client Expands Relationship Globally, Adding Recruiting Technology to Multi-Rater Survey Services

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Yum! Brands Inc., China Division, a subsidiary of the NYSE listed Yum! Brands Inc., the largest restaurant group in China, has selected Kenexa 2x BrassRing™ and Kenexa's related consulting services. YUM! Brands, Inc. operates as the largest quick-serve restaurant group in terms of restaurant units worldwide with approximately 37,000 restaurants in 110 countries and territories. The company's brands include KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Food Restaurants. Yum! is ranked #216 on the Fortune 500 List, with nearly $11 billion in revenue in 2009.

Based in Shanghai, Yum! China is particularly unique in its size and escalating importance. Mainland China is Yum! Brands' number one market for new company restaurant development worldwide. In 2009, Yum! China opened a record of 509 new restaurants. As of the end of December 2010, Yum! China has opened over 3,000 KFC restaurants, 500 Pizza Huts, over 100 Pizza Hut Delivery stores and 20 East Dawnings in more than 650 cities and towns.

Christabel Lo, Chief People Officer of Yum! Brands Inc., China Division, said, "KFC continues to be the number one quick-service restaurant brand and the fastest growing restaurant chain in mainland China. Pizza Hut is also the number one casual dining brand in China. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions and encourage their ideas. Working with Kenexa gives us the opportunity to source the right candidates for our management trainee, crew and professional job openings using the latest technology and best practices."

Rudy Karsan, Kenexa's CEO, commented, "Yum! has built a culture that's filled with energy, opportunity and fun. Their rapid expansion in China is an exciting testimonial to their global appeal and Kenexa is honored to be supporting their growth with our 2x BrassRing solution."

Karsan continued, "Kenexa has a long-standing relationship with Yum! Brands as we've helped to implement a 360-feedback survey to better understand the strengths of its workforce and communicate back to individuals about specific career development opportunities. Yum! is an excellent example of a Kenexa client that is leveraging the breadth of our integrated solutions."

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 Kenexa's global HR technology recruiting solution, Kenexa 2x BrassRing, is highly configurable and scalable, meeting the needs of companies with highly complex, decentralized recruiting processes or multinational organizations with multilingual requirements. With the ability to integrate Kenexa Employee assessment tool, job candidates can be assessed directly within the recruiting solution workflow, eliminating the need to switch between applications.