Kenexa and Sterling Infosystems, Inc. Strengthen Relationship With Innovative End-to-End Recruitment & Background Screening Solution

ROCKLIN, CA and WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global leader in providing business solutions for human resources, today announced its newly enhanced integration with Sterling Infosystems, Inc., one of the premier providers of employment screening and occupational health services solutions. The partnership gives human resources professionals and global organizations the benefits of having more efficient integrated talent management and employment screening capabilities.

Sterling is one of Kenexa's preferred background screening partners, and the two companies have seamlessly incorporated Sterling's solutions and industry-leading employment screening management technology into Kenexa 2x BrassRing™ and Kenexa 2x Recruit™. Using a single login, Kenexa users can now access a system that creates increased productivity, greater cost savings and an improved candidate experience.

Derek Bluestone, vice president, product marketing, Kenexa, commented, "Our continued partnership with Sterling streamlines the talent management process by providing a single source access to candidate background information. Employment background checks are an integral part of a robust talent management strategy to ensure that the highest quality team is in place. Incorporating Sterling's background check solution into our 2x Integrated Talent Management solution helps Kenexa's customers improve productivity, quality and customer satisfaction by identifying the best individuals for each job."

Human resources professionals will experience greater day-to-day efficiency with this integration. Features include the auto-population of data between the Kenexa and Sterling systems, eliminating data entry and potential for human error. Customers will have access to customized "Pass/Fail" adjudication management and completed background screening results within the Kenexa 2x Integrated Talent Management solution. Additionally, Sterling's patented CourtDirect technology allows direct retrieval of primary source data in jurisdictions across the United States to ensure criminal background check results in record time.

Unique benefits from Sterling and Kenexa's partnership include Sterling's Electronic Wet Signature technology that allows candidates to use a computer mouse to provide an unique digital signature. Talent Management professionals also benefit from Sterling's exceptional reporting capabilities.

"We are excited to extend our partnership with Kenexa by integrating to its newest platform," said Richard Seldon, President of Sterling Infosystems. "We are pleased to work with a company that shares our commitment to continuous improvement of technology, systems and processes for our clients."

Sterling Infosystems, Inc. ( is a leading New York-based technology firm providing employment and student screening services, corporate due diligence, background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment related business tax consulting services in the United States and 200 countries, territories, and dependencies around the world. More than 9,000 companies trust Sterling to provide them with high quality, reliable data on which they base hiring, continued employment, and admission decisions. With offices in most major cities in the U.S., Sterling's clients range from leading Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses. Sterling's industry-leading CourtDirect technology allows the company to provide services faster, better, and more cost effectively than other providers.

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. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at