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Kenexa, an IBM Company
Type Subsidiary
Industry Employment solutions
Founded 1987
Founders Nooruddin S. Karsan, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Headquarters Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people Troy A. Kanter, Chief Operating Officer and Director;

Donald F. Volk, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer;

Mr. James P. Restivo, Chief Technology Officer;

Archie L. Jones Jr., Vice President of Business Development
Revenue $154M (USD)
Employees 2600
Parent IBM
Website .com.kenexawww

Kenexa, an IBM Company provides

  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ "Kenexa Corporation" Hoover's Inc.
  2. ^ "Employee Homepage" Peak Employment Solutions
  3. ^ "History - Kenexa - HR Success Multiplied" Kenexa Corporation
  4. ^ "Kenexa Corporation" Bloomberg Businessweek
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  7. ^ "Centre Kenexa BrassRing Inc." Bloomberg Businessweek
  8. ^ "Centre for High Performance Development Limited" Bloomberg Businessweek
  9. ^ "Kenexa Corporation (KNXA) - Description of business"
  10. ^ "Minneapolis Research Firm Finds Success Talking to Customers, Employees" HighBeam Research
  11. ^ "Kenexa Corporation (KNXA) - Description of business"
  12. ^ "Knowledge Workers, Inc." Acquired March 24, 2011
  13. ^ "Kenexa Acquires Knowledge Workers, Inc." National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Acquired March 24, 2011
  14. ^ ", Inc." Bloomberg Businessweek
  15. ^ "Baker's Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings 2010" Human Resource Outsourcing Today
  16. ^ "Fast Tech Newcomers" LLC
  17. ^ "Human Resource Executive Online - Best of the Bunch" Human Resource Executive
  18. ^ "Media Room - Kenexa - HR Success Multiplied" Kenexa Corporation
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  • Ranked the #1 most popular Talent Management Solution in 2012 and 2013 with 9,000 customers and 30 million users.[19]
  • Human Resources Magazine, Top Product of the Year, 2008, 2010[17][18]
  • 10th on Forbes Fastest Growing Technology Companies, 2008[16]

Awards, Inc. is a compensation and human resource management solutions company in the United States human capital software as a service (SaaS) market. The company's services are used by compensation professionals for compensation planning.[14], Inc.
Type Public
Industry Compensation solutions
Fate Acquired by Kenexa Corporation in 2010
Founded 1999
Founders G. Kent Plunkett, Founder and Chairman
Headquarters Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Key people Paul R. Daoust, CEO
Revenue $9.7M (USD)
Employees 528
Parent Kenexa Corporation
Website .com.salarywww

Founded in 1985, Knowledge Workers, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado,[12] supplies technology assistance and human resource consulting to government agencies.[13]

Knowledge Workers, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Gantz Wiley Research in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a survey data analysis firm which conducts surveys of employees and clients for customers ranging from banks to discount stores.[9][10] The company was responsible for creating the WorkTrends database of employee survey results, which looked at subjects such as customer relations, employee engagement, and leadership.[11]

Gantz Wiley Research

Founded in 1996 in London, England, the Centre for High Performance Development is a management training company that offers human resources consultancy, leadership development and management training.[8]

Centre for High Performance Development

Founded in 1999 in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brassring LLC is a provider of candidate searching, hiring strategy, skills management and outsourcing software solutions.[7]

Brassring LLC


On August 27, 2012, it was announced that Kenexa had been acquired by IBM for $1.3 billion.[5] The acquisition was closed on December 4, 2012 and Kenexa became known as Kenexa, an IBM Company with approximately 2,800 Kenexa employees in 21 countries joining IBM.[6]

The company acquired in August 2010.[4]

From 2008-2009, Kenexa continued to expand globally by its ownership of more than 30 offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The company also took control of Quorum International Search Limited. This action was followed in 2010 by Kenexa's most recent acquisitions of the Centre for High Performance Development and[3]

In 2005, the company realized its initial public offering followed by the acquisition of BrassRing LLC, Gantz Wiley Research, Knowledge Workers Inc., Psychometric Services and Webhire, which preceded the purchase of HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH and StraightSource in 2007, which expanded their business in Europe.

During the next 3 years, Kenexa exited the staffing business, and expanded their focus on workforce performance management solutions and recruitment screening, behavioral assessment and skills testing products.

In 1987, Kenexa began by providing human capital management services.



  • History 1
  • Divisions 2
    • Brassring LLC 2.1
    • Centre for High Performance Development 2.2
    • Gantz Wiley Research 2.3
    • Knowledge Workers, Inc. 2.4
    • 2.5
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

solutions. employment branding with hundreds of example questions as well as archive interview Builder, a structured Interview abilities assessment to choose and target employment candidates; Kenexa [2]

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