KellyOCG Named to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen List for Seventh Consecutive Year

TROY, Mich. (August 4, 2010) – – The Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) practice of Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG) has been named by HRO Today magazine in its annual RPO Baker’s Dozen list. Currently in its seventh year, the Baker’s Dozen list ranking has become an industry benchmark recognizing the leading players in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing business globally.

The results of the Baker’s Dozen list are based upon a survey completed by HR executives who are current buyers of RPO services. The RPO providers were rated on the breadth of their service, the size of the programs they manage, and the quality of service provided. The survey was grouped into three lists. The Enterprise Baker’s Dozen list which has been generated by HRO Today for seven years lists the top providers in RPO. The magazine also names the top Global Market Leaders and the top Mid-Market and On-Demand Providers.

KellyOCG is one of only four companies to be named to the Enterprise Baker’s Dozen list for the seventh consecutive year. Additionally, KellyOCG is among the top three percent of the 300+ RPO companies evaluated by HROA and one of eight RPO providers worldwide included on the Global Market Leaders list.

“As organizations prepare for the upcoming months, with economic growth pending, recruitment process outsourcing may be a business case for companies looking to gain the best talent while keeping strategic play at their fingertips,” said Candy Lewandowski, vice president and global practice leader for RPO, KellyOCG. “The Baker’s Dozen provides companies with the information on key players in the RPO industry and we are happy to be included in this list again this year.”

According to Elliott Clark, CEO of HRO Today magazine, “KellyOCG has been one of the top 13 companies in the RPO industry to be included in the RPO Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey every year since it was created. A stalwart industry leader with deep expertise in consulting, program design, execution and international capabilities, Kelly is also listed on our Global Market Leaders list and has a global footprint that rivals any of its competitors.”

Established in 1995, the RPO practice of KellyOCG provides recruiting solutions to clients worldwide in such diverse fields as pharmaceutical and biotechnology, agricultural and construction equipment, and banking and credit services.

KellyOCG allows companies to transfer all or part of its recruitment processes to Kelly®. As an exclusive partner, KellyOCG’s RPO team becomes an extension of the client’s human resources department and is trained in company culture and practices. With a global presence, KellyOCG’s RPO practice can swiftly address any compliance or language issues when helping companies expand.

“It is no surprise to see the RPO practice of KellyOCG on the Baker’s Dozen list for the seventh year in a row,” said Cade Krueger, vice president, Marketing & Sales, EnticeLabs. “KellyOCG understands the importance of creative process engineering and management, recruitment and people. Their ability to identify, understand and effectively use the myriad of recruitment tools and technologies available is impressive and a key to their ability to identify and deliver quality candidates and fill difficult positions. This coupled with their use of lean methodology will ensure the RPO practice of KellyOCG remains a top competitor in the RPO space.”

“Being named to the Baker’s Dozen list of top RPO providers speaks to our recent efforts to contribute thought leadership and share best practices within the global RPO industry and HR landscape,” said Zachary Misko, global director, KellyOCG. “Familiarity with RPO continues to rise steadily and we are positioned well to respond to companies with recruitment needs and exceed our client’s expectations. Thank you to our clients for recognizing our efforts!”

“KellyOCG represents the exact type of forward-looking, client-serving, consulting services provider that is bringing the cutting edge applications of tomorrow to clients TODAY, truly leading the way in thought leadership for the industry,” said Bob Nelson, Ph.D, and bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. “I can’t imagine a more deserving organization to once again be named to HROA’s Baker’s Dozen of top RPO providers!”

Given its longstanding relationships with Fortune 500® companies, the KellyOCG RPO practice uses the most advanced recruiting tools and technologies — capable of seeking and tracking candidates 24/7 — and best practices to serve clients in every industry. KellyOCG provides flexible and scalable recruiting solutions to fit the shifting needs of companies in a changing economy.

About KellyOCG
KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB). KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Organizational Effectiveness, and Executive Search. Visit

About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Visit

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