New Study To Identify Top Performing Workplace Initiatives

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18 November 2009


MEDIA RELEASE 


New study to identify top performing workplace initiatives


Global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services is teaming up with employment site CareerOne.com.au

to research the initiatives being undertaken by Australian organisations to cultivate high performance

workforces, and is seeking participants for the study.


The study will address key questions on workforce performance including the actions companies are

taking to improve performance, the differences in methods between blue and white collar

environments, the qualities that make superior performers, and the infrastructure necessary to achieve

this. 


Managing Director of Kelly Services, James Bowmer, said efforts to cultivate the workforce may have

been swept aside during the economic downturn, and now is an ideal time to reassess how businesses

can create a workforce that can drive a recovery. 


“The global financial crisis put pressure on many businesses to cut costs from falling revenues.  As a

result, hiring freezes and downsizing often become the pervasive managerial practice.


“Businesses rely on their people to perform at their optimum level to overcome these challenging times,

and it is important for businesses to focus on this key aspect of their operations for the upturn.


“When the talent in an organisation is cultivated effectively, it can have a positive impact on the bottom

line. However, this involves time and costs which we want to explore in this study to determine what it

takes to implement successful initiatives aimed at creating and managing a high performance

workforce.”  


Chief executive officer of CareerOne.com.au, Michael Harvey said that workplace performance was

important to the greater success of any business.


“Employee engagement is essential to workplace performance and culture. That being said, the process

to high employee engagement is no easy task to take on. 


“The dynamics in creating a strong workplace culture are complex, but extremely rewarding. As one of

Australia’s leading online employment websites, we look forward to working with Kelly Services in

identifying the best ways workplaces can create strong workplace performance.”


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The findings will reveal the tools, tips and techniques Australian businesses, of all sizes, are executing to

build or sustain a high performing workforce.  All respondents receive a free copy of the survey results

and findings.


Kelly Services and CareerOne.com.au are seeking participants for the study. To participate, visit

www.careerone.com.au/performance or www.smartmanager.com.au. The survey will close at the end

of December. 


About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a world leader in workforce management services and human

resources solutions, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to

clients on a global basis.  Kelly provides employment to nearly 650,000 employees annually, with skills including

office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light

industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2008 was $5.5 billion.  Visit www.kellyservices.com


About CareerOne.com.au:

CareerOne.com.au, one of Australia’s leading digital employment brands, is a 50/50 joint venture between News

Limited and Monster Worldwide. CareerOne.com.au successfully integrates the print and online strengths of News

Limited newspapers, News Digital Media and Monster.com, creating a leading recruitment service with national

and international reach. With jobs listed on-site and an unrivalled collection of career advice, articles, and

resources, CareerOne.com.au provides first-class information and support tools for people looking for jobs

wherever they are at in their career. CareerOne also provides advertisers a cost effective range of flexible

advertising opportunities, including job listings, display and location based advertising and sponsorship of e-

newsletters and job alerts.



Media contact: 

Bob Bowden, Foresight Communications, 02 9241 2811, 0412 753 298, bbowden@bowmac.com.au 






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