Kenexa to Support Recruitment into the Armed Forces…from Kenexa


HRchitect featured Kenexa in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Derek Bluestone, VP Product Marketing appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 17, 2010. HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended the Kenexa Analyst Day in 2010 & 2011 and the Kenexa World Conference from 2009-2011.


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Kenexa, in collaboration with Capita plc, announces today that it has signed a contract to work in partnership with the armed forces to deliver the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP). The contract, valued at around £50m a year for 10 years, is expected to deliver benefits in excess of £300m to the armed forces and will release military recruiters back to the front line.

The project represents a major investment in the transformation of military recruiting.  While the Army retains ownership of recruitment policy, entry criteria and assessment standards, RPP will deliver the entire process for the attraction and recruitment of soldiers and officers to the Regular and Territorial Army. It will also provide a tri-service information and communications technology (ICT) platform to underpin recruitment for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

In one of the largest contracts of its kind in the industry, Kenexa will bring its commercially proven capabilities in assessment and recruitment technology to help attract and retain the highest quality recruits into the armed forces. Kenexa will design and deliver a new suite of psychometric, skills and situational judgment selection tests to better predict success in training across the wide range of jobs in the armed forces.  Kenexa will also provide the enabling technology to maximize the benefits of automated recruitment and selection technology and provide the necessary data to monitor and drive high performance.

Andrew Jackson, Managing Director of Kenexa, Government Solutions said: “With a choice of more than 220 different jobs in the Army alone, finding the right job is crucial. Our proven assessments will help the RPP to better predict success in training and throughout the chosen term careers of the Army’s future officers and soldiers. In addition, Kenexa’s applicant tracking technology will help Capita bring improved automation to the recruitment and selection processes of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. Our company is thrilled to be part of a partnership that brings together the best of military and commercial expertise and will set new standards in the attraction, recruitment and selection of top quality servicemen and women.”

Rudy Karsan, Chairman and CEO of Kenexa, said:  “I am immensely proud that Kenexa has been selected to support Capita’s delivery of assessment and recruitment services to the UK Armed Forces.  It is the most important contract Kenexa has won to support the work of the government in the UK and further enhances Kenexa’s reputation in the Human Capital field.”

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