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Kenexa and Aberdeen Cite Importance of Assessment Solutions to Improve Business Performance

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - 06/06/11) - As the only company currently offering fully integrated Assessment solutions that support the entire employee lifecycle, Kenexa (NASDAQ:KNXA - News), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, understands how Assessments can help organizations identify, hire and retain right fit employees by predicting human performance and potential. The latest Assessments report from Boston-based Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS - News), supports Kenexa's focus. Aberdeen's research showed that organizations that used assessments in both the pre- and post-hire processes achieved, on average, 19% more of their organizational goals in the past year, as compared to organizations not using assessments."The results of the Aberdeen report further demonstrate what we at Kenexa have always known -- assessment data can improve employee and organizational performance by ensuring the right person is hired for the right job," stated Dr. Courtney McCashland, president of Kenexa's Global Assessment Division. "Many of our long-term clients have experienced dramatic improvements in key business outcomes by using our assessment solutions. By understanding the key levers of a company, we are creating tools that help businesses hire a higher quality candidate."Mollie Lombardi, Senior Research Analyst, Human Capital Management at the Aberdeen Group, commented, "The research findings show a number of common attributes among best-in-class companies. For instance, best-in-class organizations are 85% more likely to be able to correlate post-hire assessment results to ongoing performance. And, organizations with a formal process to assess candidates, new hires and existing employees are 56% more likely to be best-in-class companies."With more than 1,000 ready-to-use Assessment tests available, Kenexa has been responsible for administering more than 30 million Assessments in 14 languages and in 44 countries in just the last two years. Assessments are based on seven key areas that predict individual performance and potential -- experience, skills, abilities, personality, motivation, judgment and culture fit. Kenexa's Assessments also integrate with recruitment technology, onboarding, career development, succession planning and leadership development to create a seamless user experience.A complimentary copy of Aberdeen's research, titled "Assessments 2011: Selecting and Developing for the Future," can be downloaded here.About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions. As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.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 www.kenexa.com. Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa.