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What is IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite?

The IBM® Kenexa® Talent Acquisition Suite is an integrated set of recruitment solutions augmented by proven consumer marketing tools and practices to help you build proactive talent pools of best-fit talent, market to and nurture candidates, deliver an exceptional candidate experience on any device, and reduce your new hires’ time to productivity. The IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite includes: IBM Kenexa Lead Manager: Innovative candidate relationship management software that is powered by a world-class consumer marketing platform to help recruiters proactively attract, source, engage, and nurture talent. IBM Kenexa BrassRing: Market-leading, global applicant tracking system to help you quickly find and hire top talent. IBM Kenexa Onboard: Flexible tool that eliminates paper, cycle time, and data-entry errors associated with onboarding new employees and accelerates the assimilation of new hires into company culture for faster time to productivity.

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Product Description

The IBM® Kenexa® Talent Acquisition Suite is an integrated set of recruitment solutions augmented by proven consumer marketing tools and practices to help you build proactive talent pools of best-fit talent, market to and nurture candidates, deliver an exceptional candidate experience on any device, and reduce your new hires’ time to productivity.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite delivers an integrated set of capabilities to source, attract, hire, and onboard the talent clients need to grow their business. The portfolio leverages the power of consumer marketing tools and practices to attract job seekers, along with data, science, and AI computing to augment and accelerate human judgement to select and quickly onboard best-fit talent for their organization. By bringing together the power of behavioral science, AI technologies, and expert consulting, IBM is helping HR leaders create a forward-thinking, modern workforce and culture of growth.


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1911
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Armonk, NY
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$77,147
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@IBM
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www.linkedin.com
516,785 employees on LinkedIn®
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IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.

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Executive Director & Principal Talent Consultant
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Senior specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to connect with HR

easily apply for the jobs

Easily uploads documents

Very accurate & confidential

Congnitive skill test

Easy to measure candidate skills

Talent hunt for entire job seekers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to improve in notification massages Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resume upload

Skills added

Location based search

Congnitive skill test improve skills

Reasoning test most attractive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Human Resources Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Clearly able to identify how many candidates had applied at a given time and what stage each individual was at in the process Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The appearance wasn’t as appealing as other systems used for talent acquisition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to easily manage a large volume of applications at once. Ensuring each candidate was progressed appropriately and reviewed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use

More interactive

Very quick in segregating candidates based on skill set, role, level and all

User defined Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike as far as I ve seen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One can happily use this software without any doubt Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can easily search for results,can have access to diff modules in onboarding,employee management and compensation too which is very for the user Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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US
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The fact that information regarding all the candidates who have attempted interviews with us could be tracked is its best feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Finding out duplicate entries in Kenexa is a bit difficult which is one thing that I dislike about Kenexa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend Kenexa to companies that would want a way to store the information regarding candidates who have attempted interviews in their company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compilation of information regarding candidates and their status is one issue that Kenexa has solved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to use no complexity in terms of functionality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing i can remember can make me dislike it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just go for it you wouldn’t regret it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Made my work and daily tasks much easier to tackle Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to move between various versions of the platform and Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Way to many clicks to accomplish anything, can't seem to find a way to filter candidates by salary, availability, shift preferences, etc., doesn't appear to do a keyword search to rule out unqualified candidates - which leaves you to have to look through far more resumes, no way for the recruiter to make the correct resume the default on behalf of the candidate to send to hiring managers after they've been improperly loaded through a 3rd party website; talent match feature is not effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Needs to be more user-friendly for all levels of HR and managers; less steps and clicking to get to the final result would help as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I thought that recordkeeping for auditing purposes would be a benefit, however I've seen some documentation disappear after a year or two. I don't work in HRIS so I'm not sure if it was deliberate or not - this is not consistent in each profile. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I'm not sure I can say there is anything I like "best." It is what it is. I guess it is nice you can customize your home page with the screens you need to see. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not intutive or user friendly; interface is very old looking, when you have candidates on multiple pages, it is VERY difficult to get thorugh all the pages. When you click 'next,' the screen goes blank or doesn't load. I have to get creative on how to view all the candidates or I have to completely leave the requisition altogether and go back in. This gets very, very frustrating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The integration of this platform into our career site has been challenging - customer service has been awful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this platform to keep track of all of our requisitions and candidates within each. Because I recruit from universities specifically and additionally use their platform, it is helpful that this platform has the abilty for me to utilize the "campus gateway" posting solely and therefore doesn't require me to field candidats who aren't qualified. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplicity to customize your view, progressing the candidate further in each step of interview and hiring features are my favorite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I like almost all features but the search feature can be improved. also in a single page we can see very few profile and need to go to next page. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for Recruitment. it help me seamlessly compare resumes, move the candidates in different status. and help geenrate report as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Kenexa is easy to use. Makes posting jobs and reviewing applicants easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can be overwhelming, especially in some aspects as it can be overly repetitive with information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recruiting talent and filling open positions. Has successfully managed background checks and applicant information all in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Katie Devlin of IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite

Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate hearing from our valued customers. Have you read our latest recruiting guide? Check it out: https://www.ibm.com/talent-management/talent-acquisition-process-guide/

IE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

web based allows for more interactive usage between the company users and potential hires in mass quantities at the same time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

connection setup between Kenexa and record keeping systems (SAP) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all required documentation for hiring (I-9's, policy, work visas, etc) are electronic with hiring candidate signatures Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Katie Devlin of IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite

Hello!

We appreciate your review. It sounds like you are able to truly scale the software and find real value. If you're interested in learning more about recruiting of the future, we invite you to read our recently published guide: https://www.ibm.com/talent-management/talent-acquisition-process-guide/

Thank you again for your time!

UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The Kenexa assessments are a great way for any employer to hire the right candidates for the position. The cloud platform gives the employers access to 1000s of assessments for any position and a way to evaluate the candidates. The assessments are reasonably priced so a business of any size can use them. We have found the security assessment as a great way to prequalify candidates for classified positions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really to dislike about the assessment product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to qualify candidates in a consistent way and the price of the product. Also the fact that it is a SaaS solution is key. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UW
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The tests do not count a slow browser against you and questions are rotated to avoid cheating. The individual questions are not timed (on the clerical and corrective proofreading tests) but the test itself is timed which was a unique feature in allowing candidates to self-monitor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

By the way questions are so strangely worded, I don't know if it's an accurate representation of a proofreader's true abilities. The tests do not cover proofreading symbols or model the way a proofreader works. I could see some strong candidates being discounted because of their scores. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it cautiously. Don't neglect traditional methods of evaluating candidates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It gives you some basis for comparing similar candidates and trends in testing can be telling (if you miss more than a couple of the same questions you may have a weak spot). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The suit functioned as expected and provided all the required features based on the defined use cases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Organization had a need for a more comprehensive set of features. The oranization due to M&A activity looked at a number of features beyond the initial use case Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Based on defined use cases, Yes! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The solutiuon was implemented a number of years ago with some very specific use cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

STARSource application offers useful metrics for maximum efficiency. Filters are easy to access and customize. High marks for overall user experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Tech support often takes more than 24 hours to deliver response. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make use of filtering to maximize your display. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team has reduced our time to hire by optomizing this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Logistics Coordinator
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Kenexa allows for simple management are recruiting of new employees. It is amazing for following a candidate from prospect through hiring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can be complex to set up, but with assistance it can be amazing! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be ready to tinker. It is amazing when integrated into the other systems of a business but it takes time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for tracking of candidates, it is an amazing upgrade from paper applications! There is no hiring problem you cant solve with Kenexa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how it's a on stop shop for getting candidates, storing their info and hiring new hires. It's easy. I can do everything from the one window. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I feel it looks a bit outdated, even the new experience that they just rolled out. It reminds me of an older talent acquisition website. I work in marketing, I'd like to have a new and modern feel to programs I use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I appreciate the updated look to Kenexa but there is long road a head. it needs to be more modern, more sleek. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to keep track and record of referrals and applicants. We've fixed our organization issues. No more missing resume! Also, we've insured that we have done every step during the onboarding progress by using the Onboard Manager! It is a life saver! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Recruiting Administrator
Defense & Space
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was very easy to learn the system and you didn't have to switch between Job Profiles and Candidate profiles to load stuff. It wasn't confusing at all and that was a nice change. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would freeze up in the middle of a task or would take forever to load. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would check it out, I enjoyed using it when I was with my old company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recruitment, Assessment, Compensation, Onboarding, Learning, Performance Management, Leadership, Employee Surveys, Social Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to update status' for tracking, easy to see where people are in the process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Resume parsing is not great, and applicants that apply multiple times lose info on their parsed resumes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to track candidates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The interface is uncomplicated and simple, most of the features are organized on a single tab rather than in submenus. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The fonts are small and the layout feels outdated. Because so much of the menu tracking is based on hyperlinks, easy errors like pressing the back button can completely ruin sessions. The webpages frequently exhibit formatting issues when viewed on different browsers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For basic features and ease of use, most of Kenexa's functionality is adequate. The IBM support resources are robust but I would recommend serious consideration of a more modern product prior to a full enterprise rollout. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digitally centralizing requisitions, subsequent applications, and monitoring hiring processes. Because the information is cloud based, it can be easily accessed anywhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really didn't like working with Kenexa. It was good to track candidates but not the best software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was rather sloppy and could be buggy at times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go with Taleo, Workday, Bamboo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking and recruiting candidates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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US
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it works on most machines, easy to launch and scores are easy to read. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some tests require specific computer software or browsers, which can be confusing for the end users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Check out their FAQ pages for questions that you may not have thought of yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clerical assessments and software assessments are a great way to benchmark teams and associates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr HR Executive
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how it's a on stop shop for getting candidates, storing their info and hiring new hires. It's easy. I can do everything from the one window. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I appreciate the updated look to Kenexa but there is long road a head. it needs to be more modern, more sleek Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've fixed our organization issues. No more missing resume! Also, we've insured that we have done every step during the onboarding progress by using the Onboard Manager! It is a life saver! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to understand and intuitive for new and inexperienced users Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Does not provide a customizable experience; the recruitment process has to fit in with the software, rather than the other way. Does not port new hires into HRIS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you can change your internal processes to meet the process of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maintaining pipeline Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Kenexa allows me to view multiple applicants quickly with a great home page that lists all the current requisitions and number of new entries vs total entries. I also really like that all onboarding is paperless and it makes the day 1 orientation to much smoother. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Working for a large company with numerous different locations, an applicant can apply for a position and everyone can see and act on the entry - would be easier if it listed an applicant's preferred location or just locked out other locations from seeing them once the screening process began. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Kenexa alleviates the workload involved in the hiring process. It also gives me a checklist to make sure all onboarding is correct and completed before day one orientation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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