Kenexa CEO pens New York Times bestseller

Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, announced today that its CEO, Rudy Karsan, wrote a book that has landed on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

“We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement,” is ranked number two on USA Today’s Money list and number seven on the New York Times’ Hardcover Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list.

To write the book, Karsan paired up with Kevin Kruse, CEO of Krū Research, on this workplace leadership and employee job satisfaction guide.

Tony Hsieh, CEO of, wrote the foreword.

In the book, Karsan and Kruse identify three common factors that keep employees engaged and productive: growth, recognition and trust. They cite research from over 10 million worker surveys and case studies that point to employee job satisfaction and emotional investment as major contributing factors to overall business profitability and, just as importantly, the quality of life experienced by the organization’s employees.

“During these challenging times, Karsan and Kruse remind us that successful businesses are built by dedicated workers,” remarked author of “Taking the Hill,” and Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy. “We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement should be read by everyone interested in building high-performing teams.”

“If you take just one message away from this book, make it this: the idea that work and life are separate entities is an illusion. Everything is your life. And you spend far too much time ‘at work’ for it not to be an enjoyable, fulfilling, and yes, an engaging experience,” noted Karsan and Kruse in the book’s first chapter. “But the ‘We’approach is one that says stop striving for a work-life balance, and begin to craft a work-life blend.”


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