kenexa talent suiteIBM has announced the SaaS-based Kenexa Talent Site allowing C-Suite executives and CHROs to obtain insights into the data shared by their workforces. This means organizations can streamline and modernize hiring practices, increase employee productivity, and connect workers with social tools in ways that positively impact the bottom line. Through these tools, businesses can more effectively manage and develop their employees and place them into the most productive positions.

With the Kenexa Talent Suite, HR pros can digest big chunks of employee data and identify the qualities of top performers and what makes them successful. Targeted social media marketing based on models developed from these data can then be leveraged to pursue candidates who match specific profiles. Through IBM Connections capabilities, employers can then speed up the onboarding process through more effective team management and accelerated learning processes.

“We know people are the lifeblood of an organization, and business success on today’s stage requires not just talent but social capabilities that can energize, empower and nurture each team member so they can reach their full potential,” said Craig Hayman, general manager of Industry Cloud Solutions at IBM. “By combining social, behavioral science and analytics in the cloud, we give businesses a clear path to empower their most valued asset – employees.”

The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite includes:

• Talent acquisition which includes recruitment, skill and behavioral science-based assessments and onboarding.

• Talent optimization including performance management, succession planning, and compensation planning.

• Social networking to increase productivity with expertise identification and knowledge discovery by connecting employees and accelerating time to productivity.

Users may optionally complement the Kenexa Talent Suite with Watson Foundations, an integrated set of Big Data and analytics capabilities that help businesses gain actionable insights through tools that tap into relevant data across an enterprise. Watson Foundations then applies a comprehensive range of analytics in real time for access to fresh insights within a secure environment.


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