Joint Venture Expands Kenexa’s Footprint in Chinese Market
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 Management Systems and top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy with Kenexa, will be on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 26, 2009.
Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, and R&J Management Consultants today announced an alliance between the companies that expands Kenexa’s presence in the Chinese market. The resulting entity will be known as Shanghai Kenexa and includes more than 140 employees and six locations. Kenexa sought to partner with R&J Management Consultants for its expertise in recruiting services and local leadership.
Rudy Karsan, Kenexa’s CEO, said, “As the Chinese economy continues to grow, the competition for recruiting and retaining the best employees will increase. This market represents significant opportunities for both companies. Together, we’ll help global and local companies in China fill their openings with qualified talent and maximize their performance.”
David Shen of R&J Management assumes the role of general manager, Shanghai Kenexa. He commented, “Kenexa is a proven partner to many multi-national companies operating in the Chinese market. The company’s breadth of products, and services (RPO), will enable local companies as well as those businesses expanding in China to create working environments where employees can flourish.”
Kenexa Continues Strategic Growth
Kenexa is ranked No. 10 by Forbes magazine, as one of “America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies.” The relationship with R&J Management Consultants is a logical extension of Kenexa’s growing footprint, especially in the strategic Asia Pacific market. Kenexa has already touched the lives of more than 110 million people world-wide, including more than 85 million candidates in applicant tracking systems, more than 10 million employees surveyed annually, more than 15 million assessments administered annually and more than 52,000 employees placed annually through its recruitment process outsourcing offering.
Karsan observed, “Kenexa possesses the unique combination of software, science and business process optimization. Our primary focus is helping our clients hire and retain more productive workforces and through our relationship with R&J Management Consultants — especially under the leadership of David Shen — we’re looking forward to intensifying our presence in the Chinese market.”
First Joint Venture-HR Solutions Overview Seminar
One of the joint venture’s first initiatives will be a symposium taking place from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 8, 2009 at the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel in Shanghai. During this event, senior HR consultants and practice leaders from Kenexa will discuss how human resource solutions can help drive high performance in organizations. The symposium examines how the worldwide economic crisis is requiring HR to rethink and redefine its priorities and what roles HR should play in the economic resurgence.
For more information on Kenexa, please visit www.kenexa.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect