KellyOCG Ranked as RPO Leader by Two Leading Research Institutes

TROY, Mich. (June 6, 2011) — The Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) practice of KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, Inc., has recently received recognition from two industry research groups for its global RPO practice.

KellyOCG has top ranking in NelsonHall’s “Targeting Recruitment Process Outsourcing” report. In the report, KellyOCG is ranked as the top global recruitment process outsourcing provider in terms of revenue and is recognized for its ability to offer full end-to-end RPO and global RPO, including in emerging markets. The NelsonHall market analysis report covers the top 10 client drivers for outsourcing recruitment, as well as an overview of customer requirements, vendor offerings and delivery mechanisms, and the technologies and platforms being used.

“KellyOCG is among the top-tier of RPO providers with the ability to provide global RPO, and is one of only a select few providers to generate RPO revenue in North America, Latin America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific,” said Gary Brager, HR Outsourcing Research Director, NelsonHall.

KellyOCG has also been ranked as a RPO leader in the “2011 RPO Service Provider Landscape and Capability Assessment” report published by Everest Research Institute. This annual report reviews the RPO market’s 23 established service providers using the Everest PEAK matrix methodology, which categorizes RPO providers into leaders, major contenders and emerging players based on a defined criterion of delivery capabilities, market performance, industry knowledge and abilities.

“Our multi-dimensional assessment shows that KellyOCG is one of the leaders in the RPO market,” said Rajesh Ranjan, Research Director, Everest Group. “Their ability and experience to provide a wide scope of services across various types of hires and global reach are some of its key differentiators.”

“Our efforts in creating brand awareness and recognition in the marketplace as a global leader in RPO continue to pay off. This has been accomplished through our commitment to serving on boards and organizations across the globe, in sharing best practices at industry events, and partnering with analysts and industry experts,” said Candy Lewandowski, Vice President and RPO Global Practice Lead. “Our contributions in educating the marketplace and human resource professionals about recruitment, outsourcing and relevant HR issues as a result of our success with both mid-level and Fortune 500 clients, continue to position us as a leader in this space.”
A complimentary excerpt of Everest Research Institute’s PEAK Matrix report that recaps the analysis of KellyOCG can be downloaded from the KellyOCG website.

About KellyOCG

KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a leader in providing workforce solutions. 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, Inc.

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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