Kenexa and HireRight Create Alliance to Deliver New Streamlined Recruitment, Background Screening Solution

Ease of Use and Improved Workflow Cited as Key Benefits for HR and Corporate Recruiters

WAYNE, PA and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced a new partnership with HireRight, Inc., an Altegrity company and leader in on-demand employment background and drug and health screening, to provide integrated employment screening services within Kenexa's on-demand talent management solutions for global organizations.

As a preferred background screening partner, HireRight's services and comprehensive screening program management features are built into Kenexa 2x BrassRing™ and Kenexa 2x Recruit™. This integration enables a more streamlined hiring process for recruiters and hiring managers, allowing them to make smart hiring decisions faster, while saving time and money and improving the candidate experience.

Jim Restivo, chief technology officer, Kenexa, commented, "Our partnership with HireRight allows recruiters to seamlessly order and manage a background check or drug test within Kenexa 2x BrassRing and Kenexa 2x Recruit. By incorporating HireRight's solutions into our Integrated Talent Management solutions, Kenexa continues to help businesses improve their outcomes by identifying the best individuals for every job."

The integrated solution delivers enhanced process efficiencies and program controls for recruiting and screening candidates. From within their Kenexa environment, Kenexa users can quickly order a quality background check or drug test from HireRight with just a few clicks. Since candidate information from Kenexa pre-populates the background order, duplicate data entry is eliminated.

Other unique solution features include configurable account and package setup, flexible order management, strong integration security and live chat. With the Kenexa and HireRight solution, recruiters can establish a single source for all candidate and employment information, streamline screening processes and more effectively manage their screening programs.

"Developing a solution with Kenexa enables our mutual customers to take advantage of a proven, seamless recruiting and screening experience," said Rob Pickell, senior vice president of customer solutions at HireRight. "Our full-featured integrated solution has already seen rapid customer adoption and we look forward collaborating with the Kenexa team to build upon our early success."

About HireRight
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated employment screening services through enterprise e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, SAP, ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart and Kenexa. HireRight is an Altegrity company. HireRight worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif., with offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company's web site at

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