Kelly Wins Global Impact Sourcing Award Given by IAOP

Kelly Wins Global Impact Sourcing Award Given by IAOP

Company recognized for commitment to recruiting candidates from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

TROY, Mich. (May 23, 2023) – Kelly has been recognized as a winner of the Global Impact Sourcing Award given by IAOP®. The prestigious award recognizes organizations that have made a significant impact through the practice of impact sourcing, which is the intentional employment of people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the Global Impact Sourcing Award for 2023 and to be recognized alongside other incredible organizations who reflect the commitment to making a difference in our global communities,” said Pam Sands, vice president, diversity office. “These results are the reflection of the consistent efforts of our teams who are on the frontline of connecting people with work.”

Kelly’s commitment to impact sourcing includes partnerships with community organizations to identify and train potential employees from underrepresented communities. It launched its Equity@Work initiative in 2020 to remove systemic barriers to work faced by millions of Americans, including outdated drug screening policies and unnecessary education requirements. Under the Equity@Work umbrella, the company’s Kelly 33 program provides second chances for job seekers with non-violent, non-relevant criminal histories. These and similar initiatives are highlighted in Kelly’s recently released 2022 Corporate Sustainability and ESG Report titled “Growing with Purpose.”

The IAOP judges noted Kelly’s innovative approach to impact sourcing and its clear commitment to making a difference in the lives of its employees and the communities where it operates.

"Kelly has shown a deep commitment to impact sourcing, which has resulted in real and lasting benefits for individuals and communities," said Debi Hamill, CEO of IAOP. "We are proud to recognize their efforts with this award."

In addition to receiving the Global Impact Sourcing Award, Kelly was recently also named a Leader on IAOP’s 2023 Global Outsourcing 100 list, which recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers.

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