IBM Kenexa Helps Orgs Tap Top Talent, Grow Social Business via Big Data
IBM's Kenexa Talent Suite helps companies find and retain top talent and become more social through big data analytics.ORLANDO, Fla.—At its Connect 2014 conference here, IBM announced a software-as-service (SaaS)-based IBM Kenexa Talent Suite that enables chief human resources officers (CHROs) and C-suite executives to gain insights into the deluge of data created every day by their workforce. The new suite is the latest solution IBM has generated from its 2012 $1.3 billion acquisition of Kenexa, which uses big data analytics to help companies find qualified job candidates and increase employee retention. Using this new suite, organizations can now streamline, modernize and add precision to hiring practices; increase workforce productivity; and connect employees in ways that impact business results, IBM said. With the IBM Kenexa Talent Suite, human resource (HR) professionals can look at large volumes of employee data—such as work experience, social engagement, skills development and individual traits—to identify the qualities that make top performers successful. Organizations and teams can then use those models to pursue candidates through additional targeted social marketing on social recruiting sites, where job seekers matching the profile are automatically connected with opportunities matching their skills. The IBM Kenexa Talent Suite features talent acquisition, talent optimization and social networking capabilities.
Meanwhile, customers can accelerate the onboarding and the integration of new hires through IBM Connections capabilities. This helps employees share information and find the right experts to accelerate learning and increase productivity and engagement, while at the same time providing a way for leaders to more effectively manage their teams. Through analytics and reporting, line-of-business leaders can better understand emerging employee trends and more effectively manage each individual career path in areas like skill attainment, performance appraisals, compensation, succession planning and more.