WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, today announced that industry veteran Ron Hanscome has joined the company as the vice president of Product Strategy.

In this role, Hanscome will be responsible for product strategy and product marketing across Kenexa's entire suite of products and solutions. In addition, he will manage all Kenexa industry analyst relations and partnerships.

For more than 20 years, Hanscome has developed a solid reputation in the Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services industries, serving as a practitioner, consultant, software executive and industry analyst. Most recently, he served as vice president of HCM technology strategy practice for HRchitect. Prior to HRchitect, he was Oracle's vice president of HCM applications marketing and oversaw all three Oracle HCM product lines.

Before Oracle, he was a senior program director with the industry analyst firm, META Group, where he authored multiple pieces of HR-related research and wrote extensively about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). His background also includes nine years as an HRMS practitioner with United HealthGroup and Medtronic, three years as a consultant with Watson Wyatt and as an independent consultant, and six years as a vendor software executive with Ceridian Employer Services and Lawson Software.

"With the leadership of one of the industry's great influencers and thinkers -- Ron Hanscome -- we can look to the future with tremendous confidence and excitement," said Rudy Karsan, CEO of Kenexa. "Not only does Ron add to Kenexa's thought leadership brand, he is a special human being. We are very excited to welcome Ron to Kenexa."

Hanscome added, "For the past several years, I have watched with great interest as Kenexa has developed industry leading solutions that combine software, employee research science and business process optimization to help build great global workforces. I am looking forward to contributing to Kenexa's ongoing development of the world's most strategic HR products."

A native Minnesotan, Hanscome graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history magna cum laude in 1985. He will be located in Kenexa's Minneapolis office.

About Kenexa

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) is a global leader in building the world's greatest workforces using a combination of software, employee research science and business process optimization. Kenexa's global solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, skills and behavioral assessments, structured interviews, performance management, multi-rater feedback surveys, employee engagement surveys and HR Analytics. Kenexa is headquartered in Wayne, Pa. (outside Philadelphia). Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.