AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that Sanchia Yonge has been named Managing Director for its JRA (John Robertson & Associates) operation in New Zealand. In this capacity, she assumes the leadership role with responsibility for revenue growth, consulting services and customer satisfaction.

Yonge has worked in a wide range of roles in New Zealand and the U.S., holding positions in operations, strategy and business development. Prior to joining Kenexa, Yonge was on the global management team of Great Place to Work® Institute, a research and management consultancy that produces the list of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list. In this role, she was instrumental in the expansion of the program, which now produces lists in more than 40 countries.

Troy Kanter, Kenexa's President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "Sanchia's professional experience will be invaluable to our clients throughout the Australasia area as they seek to implement organizational change to improve engagement, productivity and profitability. We thank John for his contributions during the transition period related to our acquisition of JRA and look forward having Sanchia as a member of the Kenexa leadership team."

Yonge commented, "With the passion, creativity and operational excellence of Kenexa/JRA, we have an exciting opportunity to support and satisfy a broader set of customer needs as clients translate their employee feedback into business results. I'm looking forward to contributing to the success of our company and our clients."

Yonge holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from The University of Auckland. She is located in Kenexa's Auckland offices.

John Robertson, the founder of JRA, commented, "It's gratifying to know that Sanchia will be carrying on the JRA legacy of helping companies build great workplaces. I wish her and the Kenexa/JRA team the very best as they drive the continued growth of the organization."

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