WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, will be using Kenexa's global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services in some of the major markets where Lilly conducts business globally. The five year engagement represents Kenexa's largest global RPO partnership, and also includes Kenexa's award-winning onboarding, recruiting, assessment, and survey solutions and employment branding.

In making its decision, Lilly sought to consolidate many of its global recruitment processes with an experienced pharmaceutical expert such as Kenexa, in order to increase efficiencies in the end-to-end recruiting process. Lilly and Kenexa share a strong presence in several global growth markets which further established synergies between the companies.

Rudy Karsan, CEO of Kenexa, commented, "Improving outcomes, enriching lives is the mantra of Kenexa's relationship with Lilly. Kenexa is proud to be an integral part of Lilly's global recruiting program."

"Our selection process was rigorous and Kenexa met our expectations by showcasing their global RPO services capabilities and providing access to their centers of excellence in Asia, Europe, and the Americas," said Nancy Lange, senior director for Global Recruiting and Staffing for Lilly. "The company demonstrated their strengths in integrating services, technology, and relevant content."

About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.

About Kenexa
Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA) helps drive HR and business outcomes through its unique combination of technology, content and services. Enabling organizations to optimize their workforces since 1987, Kenexa's integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions have touched the lives of more than 110 million people. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com. Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa