Assessment Tool Helps Organizations Align and Engage Employees
HRchitect featured Kenexa in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and Top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider.
Kenexa, a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, has announced the acquisition of the Cultural Insight survey, an instrument that allows for the assessment of an organization’s culture and the expression of that culture in a way that helps align and engage employees.
The Cultural Insight survey is the culmination of 30 years of study by Carol Pearson, Ph.D., Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and a Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Maryland. Her work combines and expands the psychology of personal archetypes–which reveal the architecture of meaning within individuals–to organizations. The survey provides a way to describe the archetypal profile of an organization, thereby decoding the human motivations that can drive its success. With the Cultural Insight survey, an organization can understand how a candidate will fit its culture, which ensures the recruitment of quality candidates who are potential top performers and increases the likelihood that employees are happy in their jobs, take ownership in the company and have the drive to move the company forward.
The Cultural Insight survey will now be used as a part of Kenexa’s employment branding. Kenexa and Dr. Pearson will continue this ongoing partnership to conduct research and develop the instrument to its full potential across many different business applications.
The Cultural Insight survey can be used as an off-the-shelf solution or can be customized to meet each organization’s individual needs and values.
For more information on Kenexa, please visit www.kenexa.com.
Matt Lafata, HRchitect