Awards and Recognition

Kelly Services takes great pride in being recognized by prestigious organizations on a global, national and local level. But more importantly, the following recognitions demonstrate Kelly’s ongoing commitment to our customers, employees, and suppliers. And, they underscore our dedication to our corporate vision, character and values.

Kelly Services named to the FlexJobs 2018 "Top 100 Companies for Remote Work" list

For the fifth year in a row, Kelly Services has been named as a Top 100 company for remote work earning the #12 spot on the list.  Read more.

KellyOCG voted Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing partner in Singapore and Malaysia, 2017

KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services® has won the Silver award for the HR Vendors of the Year 2017, for Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Partner in Singapore.  Read more

American Staffing Association Safety Standard of Excellence SM

The Safety Standard of Excellence program, developed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council, promotes industry-wide safety standards through a uniform national program.  Read more

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Excellence in Supplier Diversity, Best in Class

For the third consecutive year, Kelly Services® has been recognized with the "Best In Class" Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award by the Great Lakes Women's Business Council (Great Lakes WBC). Best In Class is the highest award presented by the Great Lakes WBC.  Read more.

Corp! Magazine Salute to Diversity Award

Kelly Services named a recipient of Corp! Magazine’s Salute Diversity Award, recognition celebrating Michigan’s businesses and leaders who have displayed significant achievement in diversity with their organizations and community.

 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer 

Kelly Services is named a 2017 STEM Jobs Approved Employer

Global Outsourcing 100®

Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG) was named to the 2017 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®) for the sixth consecutive year. Learn more

FlexJobs Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs for 2017      FlexJobs Top 100 Companies for Remote Work 2017

Kelly Services earned the #8 spot out of 47,000 companies in the organization’s database who offer telecommuting opportunities on a full-time, part-time and freelance basis.  This is the third year in a row Kelly has been named to the list.   Kelly was also named to FlexJobs’ list of top 20 companies offering the most full-time, remote work opportunities. 

KellyOCG Named Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Partner In Singapore And Malaysia

KellyOCG®  offices in Singapore and Malaysia each achieved Gold level status as a Best Recruitment Process Outsourcing Partner at the HR Vendors of the Year 2016 Awards.  Organized by Human Resources magazine, KellyOCG won Gold Awards against established HR consultancy firms at Asia’s most established awards for the HR industry. 

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index 

Kelly Services received a score of 95 out of a possible 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey  and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Read more.

100 Best Companies to Work For List

Kelly Services in Portugal is named to the list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016.  The recognition is an initiative developed by Exame magazine in partnership with everis consultant and AESE Business School, and aims to honor organizations that have a good organizational climate and stand out for their responsible attitude towards its employees and society.  The study behind the initiative is a multi-dimensional analysis that combines measuring the overall level of employee satisfaction with the level of responsible performance of the company in society. 

2017 Military Friendly® Employer Designation

Military Friendly 2016

Kelly Services receives the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , and Military Spouse. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly Companies survey.  Companies receiving this designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses.  Kelly Services is showcased along with other award recipients on   

LinkedIn Top "Socially Engaged Company" List

 For the second consecutive year, Kelly Services has been named to the list of Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies. The list is a reflection of a firm’s diligence and dedication to integrating social media into their business and it shows which staffing firms are harnessing the power of LinkedIn exceptionally well as a vital part of their business. The list is based on an extensive analysis of the interactions between over 60,000 staffing firms, 627,000 consultants, and 450+ million members on LinkedIn over the past year. Learn more 

Top Companies for Flexible Jobs

Top Companies Flex Jobs


Kelly Services earns number one spot out of 250 companies named to the FlexJobs 250: Top Companies for Flexible Jobs List.


MMSDC Corporation of the Year, Professional Services

Kelly Services was recognized by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council as a “2016 Corporation of the Year” in the Professional Services category. Receiving this award is a significant achievement that celebrates Kelly’s ongoing commitment to supplier diversity and supporting minority-owned businesses. Learn more

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Excellence in Supplier Diversity, Best in Class

Kelly Services was named a Best in Class winner at the 2016 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards program sponsored by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. The program recognizes corporations that have outstanding supplier diversity programs which include certified women business owners in their supply chain. Learn more

Best Staffing Agency 2016_BetterteamTop 75 Staffing Agencies List

Kelly Services was named to the best staffing agency by Betterteam on their list of Top 75 Staffing Agencies for Ultrafast Smart Hiring. Learn more

America's Most Admired Companies for Supplier Diversity

Kelly Services received national recognition for its efforts in supplier diversity as a 2016 Corporate 101: America’s Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity. Learn more

KellyOCG Receives Super Star Distinction from IAOP 


The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) recently awarded KellyOCG® the “Super Star” ranking on its annual Global Outsourcing 100 list. Companies that are consecutively listed on the Global Outsourcing list for five or more years are awarded this distinction. Learn More

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Selects KellyOCG in the Leaders Category for the 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 Service Providers List for the Fifth Consecutive Year



KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services®, was named to the Leaders category for the 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®). This is the fifth consecutive year that KellyOCG has been named to the list. Learn More

Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises

Kelly Services has been named as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for the fifth year in a row. Learn more  

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Kelly Services has been named to the 100 Top Companies for Remote Jobs list by FlexJobs for three years in a row; 2014, 2015, and 2016. Learn more

2015 Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer

MVAA Bronze AwardKelly Services has been named a bronze level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for 2015. Learn more   

Inavero Best of Staffing® Client Award

Kelly Services has been awarded Inavero's 2015 Best of Staffing Client Award. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, this is the only award in the US and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients. Learn More

Michigan's Top 100 Workplaces 2014

For the second year in a row, Kelly Services was recognized as one of Michigan’s "Top Workplaces" by the Detroit Free Press—a designation shared by only 24 other large employers in the state. Companies were selected based on the results from an employee survey that measured aspects such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, and managerial skills. Learn More

Supply & Demand Chain Executive - Pros to Knows

Three Kelly executives have been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for helping their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. Learn more

Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®

Kelly Services has been named a finalist for Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award. Learn more

"Best of the Best" List for Top Supplier Diversity Programs

Kelly Services was named to the "Best of the Best" list for the top supplier diversity programs by the Black Equal Opportunity Employer Journal, the Hispanic Network Magazine, and the Professional Women's Magazine.  This award recognizes the outreach and accessibility of Kelly to African AmericansHispanics/Latinos, and Women (page 14). 

40 Best Companies for Leaders 2013

Kelly Services was named as one of the top companies for leaders in Chief Executive Magazine's annual list of global companies that seek to develop talent beyond a CEO's direct reports. Learn more

Michigan Women's Leadership Index

Inforum Center for Leadership released its 10th anniversary Michigan Women’s Leadership Index, a snapshot of the leadership role of women in Michigan’s top 100 public companies. Learn more about why Kelly made the list.

Ambassadors for Supplier Diversity

Kelly's Senior Director of Global Diversity Solutions was recognized by MBN USA magazine on its inaugural list of people who represent an unwavering commitment to connect diverse suppliers with our nation's purchasing communities. Learn more

Top Military Friendly Spouse Employer

Military MSFE 2013


Kelly Services was named to the Military Friendly Spouse Employers® list by Military Spouse magazine. Kelly has appeared on this list every year since the awards inception in 2007. Learn more  

CareerBliss' Happiest Companies in America Award

Kelly Services, Inc., is a recipient of CareerBliss’ Happiest Companies in America Award for 2012. The award, now in its second year, recognizes employers for their outstanding achievement in promoting workplace happiness. Learn more

Health and Safety Award

Kelly Services Canada has been awarded the 2011 Health & Safety Award from the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) for outstanding performance in workplace health and safety.