BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that HSBC and DHL Express will be keynote speakers at its Strategic HR Leaders Forum, which will be held 26 August, 2010 in Buenos Aires. The conference will feature an afternoon of thought-provoking presentations that will explore and address the key issues that HR leaders in Argentina face today.

Rudy Karsan, Chief Executive Officer, Kenexa, will open the conference by examining HR's role in driving business outcomes and employee engagement.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Gustavo Bulacio, Regional Head of Organizational Development - Latin America, HSBC, who will give an insight into how one of the world's leading banks leveraged employee engagement to drive positive business results and instill a high performance culture.

  • Pablo Martín Penco, HR Manager Argentina, DHL Express, who will reveal the most successful actions performed by DHL in making the company a Best Place to Work, year after year. Mr. Penco will also share how the simple yet powerful motto, "We do what we say we'll do," has made DHL so successful in Argentina.

  • Dr. Jack Wiley, Executive Director, Kenexa Research Institute, "Exploring Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness." Utilizing the WorkTrends™ database, Dr. Jack Wiley will explore both leadership and managerial effectiveness -- why leadership is important, what makes leaders and managers great in the eyes of their followers, and how to build leadership strength. New studies linking leadership and managerial effectiveness to financial success will also be shared.

"In today's current economic environment the importance of attracting, motivating, engaging and retaining the industry's highest performing employees has never been more vital to an organisation's success. The Kenexa Strategic HR Leaders Forum will provide attendees the opportunity to address current HR issues, hear expert thought leadership and learn through other organizations' successes," stated William Kotas, Regional Leader - Latin America, Kenexa. "For more than 20 years, Kenexa has been developing products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. We'll be sharing our latest research and knowledge of how to elicit employee performance levels that will help organisations deliver on their promises."

Kenexa offers a comprehensive suite of unified products and services that support the entire employee lifecycle from pre-hire to exit. The company's innovative solutions -- including employee assessments, onboarding, performance management, employee surveys, recruitment technology, employment branding, learning management, leadership solutions and recruitment process outsourcing -- are driven by customer requirements and are built on the science of human behavior.

HR Leaders can register for the event by emailing Emily.Hendrickson@Kenexa.com

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. Kenexa has offices in 20 countries, with our operations in Argentina being one of our newest. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.