KU issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new software solution to support the recruitment process for all employee types across the University in January, 2013.  KU received bids from seven different vendors with recruitment solutions.  KU Human Resources performed an initial screening of each proposal and requested demonstrations from all vendors. Leadership and Stakeholder Committees were established to view vendor demonstrations, assess vendor proposals, and provide evaluative feedback during the vendor selection process.  The 2XBrassRing offering from Kenexa was ultimately selected to support recruitment process at KU. 

Kenexa is a leading provider of cloud-based tools to support many aspects of Human Resources operations. The company got its start in recruitment services and offered its first technology solution in this area 20 years ago. Since that time Kenexa has grown to become a global leader in cloud-based solutions in the HR space. Kenexa’s success has grown largely due to an unwavering commitment to accuracy, timeliness, responsiveness, proactivity and mutual learning that is paramount to the services they provide.


On Monday, June 3rd the new BrassRing applicant tracking system (Kenexa) went live to support faculty job postings! You can search for the new faculty positions posted in Brass Ring by clicking here. Personnel related staff (PRS) will receive a demonstration of the new recruitment system at our annual PRS meetings in July. For search committee users, we are finishing a quick-start video that will be made available on our website by mid-June. Additional instructional materials will be provided to search committee members prior to starting their committee’s review process in the system. Please contact with any questions regarding current faculty postings.

Additionally, we are currently concluding negotiations for the next phase of implementation to support staff and student postings in the new system. We still expect to complete the transition to Brass Ring by the end of December. Please contact the project team at with questions or feedback on BrassRing and/or the next phase of implementation.


If you have questions regarding our implementation efforts, you can submit them to the project team at

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