Kelly Services Deploys Cornerstone OnDemand’s Integrated Talent Management Suite to Nearly 659,000 Users Worldwide

Estimated to be the largest SaaS deployment, Kelly Services is using Cornerstone’s comprehensive suite to manage and develop its temporary and full-time employees


Santa Monica, Calif., April 14, 2009 Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. today announced that Kelly Services, a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions, is deploying Cornerstone’s integrated learning and talent management software suite to nearly 659,000 employees worldwide, including temporary professional employees and full-time employees.  Cornerstone estimates it is the largest global implementation to date of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application.  Kelly Services will use the suite – including platforms for onboarding, learning, performance, succession, compensation and extended enterprise – to manage and develop its temporary and full-time employees on a global basis. 


Kelly Services maintains its leadership position based on its core value of investing in people.  This applies to its 650,000 temporary professional staffers placed with Kelly’s clients, as well as its 8,900 field and corporate employees.  When the company’s Global Learning team sought to update its legacy Learning Management System (LMS), they saw an opportunity to partner more closely with other human resource (HR) functions within the company and select an integrated application platform to meet all of their needs.  This would provide the organization with more insight into its workforce and allow them to be more effective with their Human Capital Management initiatives.  Additionally, it would help to improve the candidate and employee experience, leading to improved customer service.

“Cornerstone appealed to us because of the comprehensive functionality and Software-as-a-Service delivery of its talent management suite, as well as the cultural fit between the two organizations,” said Allison Kerska, Director of Global Learning for Kelly Services.  “Providing employees with easy, anytime/anywhere access to their learning and career information was critical, and the ability to leverage online forms has led to significant streamlining of employee compliance processes.  From a business perspective, Cornerstone’s SaaS-based suite offers a low cost of ownership, and it doesn’t require additional hardware investments or IT support.” 


Kelly Services also hopes to benefit from Cornerstone’s customer-driven innovation philosophy, providing input and ideas for new software features and functionality as it evolves its own learning and talent management strategy.


“The flexibility, scalability and configurability of Cornerstone’s on-demand learning and performance solutions simplify global deployments for organizations such as Kelly Services,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.  “And by taking an integrated approach to managing and developing its employees, the company will be able to derive more value and insight from its system, resulting in happier employees and higher user engagement.  We look forward to continuing to be a trusted partner of Kelly Services and supporting the success of its learning and talent management initiatives.”


About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand ( empowers people around the world with on-demand, integrated learning and talent management software and services for connecting, developing and performing in the workplace.  Cornerstone’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions span the workforce lifecycle, including onboarding, learning, social networking, compliance, performance, compensation and succession planning.  The company also provides extended enterprise solutions to help companies better train and collaborate with customers, vendors and resellers.  Available in 14 languages and supported by global, 24x7 customer care, Cornerstone is used by more than 1.8 million active subscribers in 141 countries.  The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and has international offices in London, Paris, Munich and Tel Aviv.  


About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, 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


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