Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (formerly Russell Kelly Office Service and Kelly Girl Service, Inc. ) is an American office staffing and workforce solutions company that operates globally. [2] [3] [4] [5] The company places all its employees in various sectors including the financial services , information technology , and law industries. [3] It also offers professional services , including human resources and management consulting , outsourcing , recruitment , career transition and sales management services. [2] [3] Kelly Services was founded by William Russell Kelly in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan . [2] [6] In 2015, the company reported 8,100 employees, $ 5.5 trillion in revenue, and placed 550,000 employees to work in positions in various sectors, [2] [3] making it one of the world’s largest staffing firms. [7] [2] [3] making it one of the world’s largest staffing firms. [7] [2] [3] making it one of the world’s largest staffing firms. [7]

History

William Russell Kelly founded Russell Kelly Office Service in 1946, [8] [9] initially providing office services performed at Kelly’s offices, rather than providing temporary staffing at the client’s location. However, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was in 1946 that the first ‘Kelly Girls’ came into scope and the first ‘Kelly Girl’ was Adelaide Hess Moran who was able to demonstrate that this new working sphere for women could be one to enjoy.

The temporary workers, who were usually female, became known as ‘Kelly girls’. [10] In recognition of this, the name of the company Was changed to Kelly Girl Service, Inc. in 1957. [8] The term ‘Kelly girl’ est devenu has Widely used term for a temporary worker, Regardless of the worker’s company affiliation Or gender. In 1966 the name of the company was changed to Kelly Services, Inc., in order to reflect an expanding range of services. [8]

The current Chairman of the Board of Directors is Terence E. Adderley, [11] and the CEO is Carl T. Camden. [12]

See also

  • Companies portal
  • Manpower Inc.

References

  1. Jump up^ “Executive Profile: Terence E. Adderley” . Bloomberg.com . Bloomberg LP Retrieved August 25, 2016 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h “2015 Annual Report” (PDF) . Kelly Services . Retrieved July 25, 2016 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “United States Securities and Exchange Commission: Form 10-K” . United States Securities and Exchange Commission . Retrieved August 17,2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Dutton, Jane E .; Heaphy, Emily (January 12, 2016). “We Learn More When We Learn Together” . Harvard Business Review . Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  5. Jump up^ Melvin, Tim (March 8, 2016). “3 Staffing Firms to Get Worked Up About” . TheStreet.com . Retrieved August 18, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ Murphy, Maxwell (December 21, 2015). “CFO Moves: Kelly Services, Pharm-Olam” . The Wall Street Journal . Retrieved August 17, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Wernau, Julie (November 25, 2014). “Kelly Services, DeVry partner to fill STEM gap” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved August 17, 2016 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b c “William Russell Kelly Tribute” . Kellyservices.com . Retrieved 2008-10-03 .
  9. Jump up^ Eaton, Leslie (1998-01-08). “William Kelly, 92, Founder Of Temporary Jobs Company” . New York Times . Retrieved 2008-06-23 .
  10. Jump up^ Hatton, Erin (2011). The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America . Temple University Press. ISBN  978-1439900826 . Retrieved 2013-07-08 .
  11. Jump up^ “Kelly Services Executives” . Hoover’s . Retrieved 2008-03-17 .
  12. Jump up^ “Our annual ranking of America’s largest corporations . ” CNN . Retrieved 2008-03-17 .

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