Kenexa Client Case Examples Featured in Latest Bersin & Associates Research on Compensation Planning and Analysis

Report Focuses on Automated Solutions' Ability to Positively Impact Overall People Strategy

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that its clients were featured in the latest compensation planning and analysis research bulletin from Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive bottom-line impact. The research bulletin, which uses Kenexa client case examples to demonstrate the benefits of compensation tools, focuses on the importance of automating compensation solutions to make compensation planning more effective.

According to the Bersin & Associates report, more than 90 percent of performance and talent management software applications are not integrated with any form of compensation management solution. Without technology-based solutions in place to automate and manage the compensation analysis process, analysts spend inordinate amounts of time collecting data from multiple systems and managing it in spreadsheets. As a result, they have little time to spend drawing actionable conclusions from the data. The Bersin & Associates report outlines the advantages of automated tools, which consolidate compensation survey data faster, manage the internal grades or salary ranges, and maintain data on salary targets.

"With many companies spending up to 70 percent of annual operating costs on salaries and wages, organizations cannot afford to continue to use outdated, manual processes when it comes to compensation planning. The Bersin & Associates research demonstrates that compensation technology solutions can actually strengthen an organization's overall people strategy. When you have an effective compensation program in place, you can better position your company to attract and retain the employees that will positively impact your organization's bottom line," stated Zahir Ladhani, Kenexa's president, Compensation.

"HR plays a fundamental role in ensuring that its approach to compensation is fair and equitable, and is managed within budget," said Stacey Harris, Director of Strategic HR and TM Research, Bersin & Associates. "Our research shows that an HR organization's approach to compensation and rewards also increasingly plays a vital role in the success of a company's talent management and business goals. In fact, more than 21% of companies we studied for our Talent Management Factbook said that talent management leaders in their organizations now own the compensation function. It is therefore imperative that our research continues to grow in this critical area as our members look for ways to create more effective and integrated compensation organizations."

The Bersin & Associates report highlights several case studies of companies that have benefited from Kenexa's CompAnalyst® Reporting and Analytics compensation software, which enables quick, streamlined analysis of internal pay practices against market rates. Kenexa has improved compensation planning and assisted market-leading companies with ensuring their pay program is competitive according to market averages. In addition to assessing pay competitiveness, CompAnalyst analyzes trends in internal pay practices to ensure equity, as well as quickly identifies any discrepancies in pay.

The Bersin & Associates research bulletin, "Getting Compensation Right: The Value of Compensation Analysis and Planning Tools," is available for download at:

Kenexa will exhibit its solutions in Booth 603 at WorldatWork's Total Rewards Conference, May 23-25, 2011 in San Diego, Calif.

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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. Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa.