KellyOCG(R) Ranked in the Leader Segment in the NelsonHall NEAT Evaluation for Managed Services Programs (MSP)

TROY, Mich. – (December 19, 2014) – KellyOCG(R), the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) has been ranked as a Leader in the NelsonHall NEAT Evaluation for Managed Services Programs (Wider Talent Management Focus market segment).

“KellyOCG placed in the MSP Leader segment for its strength in providing clients with labor research to support sourcing decisions as well as transition and technology capability, analytics, workforce planning, and talent management consulting services,” said Elizabeth Rennie, Research Director at NelsonHall.

“Our NelsonHall ranking affirms the value that our holistic talent approach brings to clients,” said Teresa Carroll, senior vice president and general manager, KellyOCG. “Given the speed and complexity of today’s business climate, it’s challenging for companies to look into the future and try to predict what their talent supply chain should look like. KellyOCG is committed to providing the analytics and expertise that help them understand the market, evaluate their talent management options, and create a roadmap for aligning their workforce with their business priorities.”

The NelsonHall NEAT evaluation requires MSP suppliers in the Wider Talent Management Focus segment to meet the following buy-side standards:
– Provide labor market analytical tools to support insights into workforce market dynamics for both contingent and permanent staff, where the vendor has access to market-wide data as well as where data is consolidated across clients, and client and industry benchmarks are supported.
– Provide human resource consulting capability to design and optimize workforce plans to best support business objectives and domain knowledge of the recruiting and supplier management process.

– Demonstrate continuous improvement programs driving new developments.

KellyOCG also placed in the Leader segment in the other five categories of the NelsonHall NEAT market segment evaluations for Managed Services Programs which are: Overall, Direct Management Focus, High Volume Focus, Multi-Country Focus, and Vendor Management Focus.

To view the NelsonHall NEAT evaluation for KellyOCG please click here.

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading BPO and ITO analyst firm with analysts across the US, UK and Continental Europe. Founded in 1998, the company takes a global approach to analysis of vendors and outsourcing markets and is widely respected for the quality and depth of its research. NelsonHall also offers a suite of “Speed-to-Source” NEAT tools that assist buy-side executives in saving time and money, while enhancing the quality of their sourcing decisions, in BPO and ITO evaluations. For more information on these and other NEAT evaluations, please contact Guy Saunders at

About KellyOCG:

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 Executive Coaching & Development, and Executive Search.

KellyOCG was named to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) 2014 Global Outsourcing 100(R) list, an annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. Further information about KellyOCG may be found at

Media Contact:
Brian Smith
Kelly Services, Inc.