BTI Consultants Releases Annual Global Executive Outlook Survey Results – Traditional Talent Marketplace has evolved into Extended Ecosystems

TROY, Mich. — August 3, 2015 — KellyOCG(R), the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services(R) (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) recently released the results of its third annual Executive Outlook Survey that highlights the importance of economics and ecosystems in the talent supply chain process. The survey was conducted by BTI Consultants, a specialized practice of KellyOCG.

More than 219 individuals, across a diverse range of types, sectors, size and location, participated in the 2015 – 16 survey addressing the topic of “Economics and Ecosystems: Leadership in the New Frontier.” Eighty percent of the survey respondents are based in Asia Pacific, 10 percent are located in the Americas and nine percent are from Europe. Industry sectors represented include manufacturing, consulting, health and pharmaceuticals, financial services and insurance, property, and oil and gas.

A talent ecosystem is the notion of having the talent pool available to any business as not simply a static entity but as an extended and evolving array of relationships. The current survey results indicate that in an expanding economy, businesses have the opportunity to enhance their competitive edge by cost-effectively mining their talent ecosystems to simultaneously benefit business goals and human capital.

“In a talent ecosystem, workers can move between roles, places, and categories as they desire or according to an employer’s needs. This means that companies need to maintain a holistic view of the talent ecosystem and in what manner workers can best be employed in order to meet the organization’s objectives in the most risk-free and cost-effective manner possible,” said Anthony Raja Devadoss, vice president of APAC region for KellyOCG. “Only by taking a holistic and agile view of the talent ecosystem will companies be able to create a sustainable talent management strategy.”

A talent ecosystem goes beyond a traditional talent pool and conventional employee-employer arrangements. It can include:

– borrowed talent: employees in outsourced support functions or roles
– partnership talent: workers linked via a joint venture or partnership
– freelance talent: contractors, freelancers and free agents
– open source or crowd sourced talent: workers recruited through online networks and communities

Complete survey findings are published in a new report, Executive Outlook 2015-16.

About BTI Consultants:
Specializing in global and regional C-level and senior executive searches, BTI Consultants leverages on the ability to align themselves with the changing face of leadership. The organization’s deep network of proven consultants extends across specific industry sectors and disciplines. BTI operates on the premise that every leader has the ability to make a positive impact on the business entered, the people interacted with, and the community at large. BTI Consultants is the specialist consulting practice of KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services. Please visit

About KellyOCG:
KellyOCG(R), the outsourcing and consulting group of workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services, is a global leader in integrated workforce solution delivery for clients worldwide, utilizing proven talent supply chain strategies. In addition to integrated solutions, KellyOCG specializes in Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), Talent Management Consulting, Career Transition and Executive Coaching & Development, and Executive Search.

KellyOCG, was named to the Global Outsourcing 100 Services Providers List by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) (IAOP(R)), in the Leaders category, for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Further information about KellyOCG may be found at

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