Celebrating 75 years of building better futures together
How it all started
Kelly® was founded by William R. Kelly in 1946 with two employees to meet local business needs. In the beginning, we offered Michigan-based office services, which soon expanded to include light industrial and electronic assembly staffing support across the country. Over the past 75 years, our range of speciality solutions and geographic coverage has grown exponentially.
Today, Kelly operates as five speciality business units, laser-focused on our clients’ and candidates’ needs. We partner with 75 of the Fortune 100 companies and have a robust, global talent and supplier network.
Who are we?
Straight out of the box we are a recruitment business. Our people bottle your perfumes, drive your
prescriptions around the country, map your roads … and so much more.
We do all of these things onsite and from our recruiting hubs for both permanent and temporary workers.
We see people, not candidates. Our specialisms cover:
Life Sciences | Renewables | Business Support | Accounting & Finance | Engineering & EV
Our hiring is both local and international. We payroll contractors. Through Project
Resourcing we offer companies on-demand solutions to supplement their in-house recruitment teams.
We started back in 1946. Our tomorrow is about #WhatsNext.
The world has changed. People communicate differently, absorb information with ever changing tools and devices,
look for jobs in changing ways. Often people are not even looking. We understand this.
Our sourcing is non-traditional, embracing technology and using new ideas and concepts.
We engage with people in the ways they consume media or around their habits.
Everyone is different so we manage them as such. We are unique, you are unique, so
how we work is unique.
Over $5bn in revenue | 7,000 employees worldwide | 40+ Countries | Every 37 seconds we find someone work.
All of this is to connect over 500,000 people to work annually.
In the UK and Ireland, our business is led by Richard Bradley. He’s a bundle of energy, an ideas man, a leader with a big heart.
He drives our people to be human in every aspect of what we do. To be unique. To work with passion.
Our people care about our candidates, our clients, our colleagues.
We want to connect people to work in ways that enrich their lives.