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London, United Kingdom, 2012/03/13 - Kenexa, in collaboration with Capita plc, announces that it has signed a contract to work in partnership with the armed forces to deliver the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP) - Kenexa.com. NASDAQ: KNXA
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.”
Kenexa helps drive HR and business outcomes through its unique combination of technology, content and services. Enabling organizations to optimize their workforces since 1987, Kenexa’s integrated talent acquisition and talent management solutions have touched the lives of more than 110 million people. Kenexa is based in 20 countries worldwide, additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at kenexa.com. Follow Kenexa on Twitter: @kenexa
Capita will work with a range of partners in addition to Kenexa, including advertising agency JWT to support recruitment marketing.