Assessment Tool Helps Organizations Align and Engage Employees
WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), 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.
Tim Geisert, Kenexa's vice president, Employment Branding, explained, "The
Cultural Insight survey can be used in all facets of assessment, employment
branding, communication, change management and mergers and acquisitions.
Its use of archetypes allows us to examine difficult and ambiguous cultural
concepts and articulate them in a clear and compelling manner."
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, please visit www.kenexa.com.
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.