SAP Executive to Present Lean Management Principles for HR at Fifth Annual Kenexa World Conference

Head of HR at SAP to Share Best Practices of Shifting to a Process-Based HR Organization

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2010) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Dr. Christian Schmeichel, Head of HR Transformation, Programs and Processes at SAP AG, will discuss his experiences with transforming the HR organization at SAP during the upcoming 2010 Kenexa World Conference. Happening Tuesday, September 21 through Thursday, September 23, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pa., the Kenexa World Conference will give companies the information they need to transform HR and move from potential to performance.

SAP, the world's leading provider of business software, aims to be the market leader for business process platform solutions and accelerate IT/business innovation for industries worldwide. SAP considers its workforce as its most important asset and recognizes that committed, passionate and highly skilled employees are the key to success -- both today and in the future.

"The value we place on our workforce provides a clear mission for the HR department. This mission is realized by designing and implementing high-quality HR processes and solutions," Dr. Schmeichel said. "A continuous improvement approach to allow for a best-in-class, lean HR function while also being the role model for technology-enabled HR management is seen as a critical success factor."

During his interactive session, "Lean HR @ SAP: Transforming an HR Organization by Applying Lean Management Principles," Dr. Schmeichel will share his experiences on moving to a process-based HR organization at SAP by applying Lean Management principles. Comprised of three sections, the presentation will explore key elements of a process-based as-is analysis explicitly considering the "Voice of the Customer," the development of an HR master plan including a to-be process portfolio, and finally the successful implementation of the various transformation activities based on consequent cost tracking.

The fifth annual Kenexa World Conference promises to transform HR through outliers, helping organizations move beyond potential to drive business performance. To reveal true human potential to improve business results, companies must identify and nurture high performers and create the right environment for them to thrive. Attendees of the conference will come to understand how the right individuals in the right environment lead to ultimate success.

The 2010 Kenexa World Conference will be held at The Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. For more information or to register, visit

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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