|Employees on LinkedIn:||1,292 (all of IBM Smarter Workforce)|
|Founded:||Kenexa was acquired by IBM in 2012|
Kenexa was founded in 1987 with a focus on recruitment, which remains a key part of the Kenexa offering. The company went public in 2005, raising $86M, and over the next 10 years, acquired a number of companies to expand its core offering. In 2005, it acquired Webhire for $34M and the, following year, acquired BrassRing for $115M gaining candidate hiring, skills management, and outsourcing solutions. In 2010, Kenexa released its new SaaS technology platform called Kenexa 2X, and shortly thereafter acquired Salary.com for $80M, adding compensation management to its portfolio. The company partnered with HireVue in 2011 to include their interviewing platform as a component of the Kenexa platform, and then added LMS with the acquisition of OutStart in 2012 for $34M. The company was itself acquired by IBM in 2012 for $1.3B.
The current Kenexa incarnation is called the IBM Kenexa Talent Management System, which is part of IBM Smarter Workforce. It is made up of several products: IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite (recruiting, onboarding, and social collaboration), IBM Kenexa Brassring on Cloud (standalone ATS), IBM Kenexa Employee Voice (employee engagement surveys and analytics), IBM Kenexa Skills Assessments on Cloud, IBM Kenexa Talent Insights (analytics), and IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier on Cloud (learning management). Note that IBM sold Salary.com (including CompAnalyst compensation management) back to the original founders in January 2016; it is no longer part of the Kenexa portfolio.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, IBM Kenexa is:
A good fit for: Enterprises that need a system to manage global recruiting, with strong analytics for data-based hiring decisions
Most compared to: Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday HCM, Cornerstone (Growth Edition and OnDemand), and SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Find detailed user ratings of IBM Kenexa's talent management features here.
|Kenexa Pros||Kenexa Cons|
||System performance & availability
||Integration to other HCM platforms
|Overselling—system is limited beyond ATS