As vice president of Global Solutions at Kelly®, Yates Baker consults with clients to craft Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Total Talent solutions that fit the demands of their hiring challenges, their hiring teams, and the new consumer mindsets of their candidates. Yates embraces the role of AI and automation in recruiting, which allows him to better help organizations ditch the script on their outdated ways of engaging with prospective job seekers.

For more than ten years, Yates has worked with global RPO solutions at all organizational levels, from operations to implementation to design. This broad range of experience equips him with a uniquely holistic point-of-view in preparing clients for what’s next in the future of work. Prior to joining Kelly, he worked for IBM Kenexa.

Residing in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two sons, Yates earned his bachelor’s degree in I/O Psychology from Appalachian State University, and is a certified Design Thinking coach, facilitator, and leader.