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Robert Half Overview

Menlo Park, CA
10000+ employees
1948
Company - Public (RHI)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Robert Half carries the full load of personnel services. The company places temporary and permanent staff through eight divisions: Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, Robert Half Legal, OfficeTeam (general administrative), Robert Half Technology ... Read more

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Robert Half – Why Work For Us?




If you like working with people and seek a rewarding career in an expanding field, there is no better job than one in the staffing industry, particularly with Robert Half. Robert Half is a business, but we see our work as important in a larger sense that’s also a key part of our organizational culture: We assist professionals in finding jobs where they can thrive while helping companies build more engaged and productive teams. This, in turn, gives our employees the opportunity to feel good about the work they do.

Our staffing divisions place highly skilled professionals on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and full-time basis in the accounting and finance; technology; office administration; legal; and creative, marketing and design fields:

Accountemps

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting

Robert Half Management Resources

Robert Half Technology

Robert Half Legal

The Creative Group

Robert Half Is a Pioneer

Robert Half helped pioneer specialized staffing services. We were the first business to focus exclusively on the placement of accounting and finance professionals, and later we introduced the concept of the professional-level temporary. Now, professional staffing is the fastest-growing segment of the industry.

Robert Half Is Growing

Our services are consistently in demand. More companies are incorporating temporary and project professionals into their overall staffing mix to gain flexibility and reduce costs. And our full-time placement services combine cutting-edge recruiting technology with seven decades of experience to serve firms needing to expand their core workforce.

Robert Half Is Constantly Innovating

We have always been innovators. From the moment we invented the professional-level temporary to today’s new tools we give customers to interact with us online, we are constantly looking forward. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are among the latest ways we’re using technology to make better job matches.

Robert Half Is Respected and Stable

Robert Half’s financial position has long been sound and continues to be. We have a long record of producing generous amounts of cash under both favorable and unfavorable business conditions. Many members of our senior management team have been with us for 20 years or more. Robert Half has repeatedly been included in FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and was the highest-ranked staffing firm in 2018.

Robert Half Is Invested in YOU

We want our employees to thrive in our company culture and build long careers with us. We care not only about getting you started on the right foot but also ensuring your success for years to come.

Targeted onboarding

Don’t worry if you’re not already a staffing expert. The staffing industry is completely new to many of our recruiting professionals when they join us, but our guidance and tools quickly make you comfortable and productive. Our new-hire training combines online, classroom and one-on-one coaching to give you just what you’ll need to know to be a success working with us.

Ongoing professional development

Robert Half will continue to support you as you progress in your role. For instance, RHI University, our popular web-based training academy, features more than 8,000 courses, audio seminars and resources in 19 languages to help you enhance your marketing efforts and build relationships with customers. We also have dedicated training facilities where we host in-person workshops to help you hone your craft.

Advancement opportunities

We have a long tradition of promoting from within. In fact, many of our field executives and managers started in entry-level positions and worked their way up. In addition, when you join Robert Half, a world of opportunity opens to you — literally! We have hundreds of staffing locations across the globe where you can pursue new roles with the company in other cities, states or even countries.


Robert Half offers you a comprehensive package of benefits to eligible employees, including*:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Time-off program
  • Tax-advantaged savings plans: 401(k) and deferred savings
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Matching-gifts program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Anniversary of service awards program
  • Disability benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Discount mall

*The above benefits are for U.S. employees. Benefits vary depending on location and are subject to change without notice. Please check with your local branch or office for more information.

Our teams make a difference each day. We assist professionals in finding employment, providing a fundamental source of dignity and financial security. We also help companies grow by locating the talent they need to succeed. Whether you're an experienced staffing specialist, or you have industry-specific expertise and want to change careers, Robert Half may be right for you.

What We Do in Staffing

If you've never worked in staffing or recruitment, you may be wondering, "What exactly is this industry all about?" Well, it's about people.

We provide companies with the people they need to grow their businesses. And we offer the professionals we place new avenues for advancing their careers through temporary, full-time and temporary-to-full-time job opportunities.

We feel good about our work because we have a meaningful impact on people's lives and, in the process, help companies succeed.

More and more companies are incorporating interim professionals into their overall staffing mix to gain flexibility and reduce costs. That means the market for our services – and your potential for success – is virtually limitless.

Life at Robert Half

How would you describe a typical Robert Half staffing or recruiting professional? Entrepreneurial. Driven. Results-oriented. Hard working. And that's just for starters.

Passionate Employees
We excel in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. Here, there's no such thing as routine. We're always in action, whether it's uncovering recruiting sources, interviewing job candidates and marketing their skills to employers, meeting with clients to discuss their staffing needs, or looking for new business opportunities.

Competitive Pay
We reward top performers. Robert Half offers one of the industry's most competitive combinations of pay and bonus incentives to encourage individual performance, foster a competitive spirit and give you control over your total compensation.

Industry-Leading Rewards
We view our top professionals as star performers, and we celebrate their accomplishments. Our Reach for the Stars recognition event – a multiday celebration with executive management at a five-star locale – pays tribute to the contributions of standout staffing and recruiting professionals.

Tools to Succeed

We offer you the tools to be successful when you're new to your role and as you advance in your Robert Half career. We offer resources that smaller staffing firms simply can't provide.

Training and Professional Development
New to the staffing industry? Don't worry! Many of our top performers started their careers as accountants, attorneys, marketing managers or software developers.

We give you tools to help you become comfortable and successful. You'll participate in one-on-one coaching and benefit from online and classroom learning. RHI University, our web-based training academy, features thousands of courses, audio seminars and videos, allowing you to hone your professional skills.

Advancement Opportunities
We have a long tradition of promoting from within. And when you join Robert Half, a world of opportunity opens to you – literally! We have more than 350 staffing locations across the globe, which gives you the chance to pursue new roles with the company in other locations.

State-of-the-art Technology and Systems
Our exclusive software applications also allow you to manage your contacts and client outreach efforts effectively. As a result, you’re able to work more efficiently.

Corporate and Administrative Teams
Our corporate services teams handle most accounting, information technology, operational support and other related services. And each office has a highly capable team of administrative professionals to assist you. As a result, you’re able to focus on your client and candidate outreach.

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From accounting and human resources to information technology and operational support, corporate services is the backbone of our global office network. We keep more than 400 staffing and consulting locations running smoothly each day. See what it's like to be part of our corporate team.

What We Do in Corporate Services

What does Robert Half do? It's simple, really. We provide companies with the people they need to grow their businesses. And we offer the professionals we place new avenues for advancing their careers through temporary, full-time and temporary-to-full-time job opportunities.

We feel good about our work because we have a meaningful impact on people's lives and, in the process, help companies succeed.

One of the best things about our business is that our services are consistently in demand. More and more companies are incorporating interim professionals into their overall staffing mix to gain flexibility and reduce costs.

Life at Robert Half

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our headquarters are home to more than 1,000 talented professionals. We also maintain corporate service center locations in Deer Park, Ill.; Birmingham, England; Brussels, Belgium; and other cities around the world.

Our teams are diverse, but they have one thing in common: The drive and passion to help our more than 400 staffing and consulting locations succeed.

Training and Professional Development
We give you tools to become comfortable and productive as soon as you join the team. All new hires participate in our unique onboarding program, which combines online, classroom and one-on-one coaching. Our popular web-based training academy, RHI University, features thousands of courses, and our dedicated Staff Development team leads in-person workshops so you can develop your business skills.

Advancement Opportunities
We have a long tradition of promoting from within. And when you join Robert Half, a world of opportunity opens to you – literally! We have locations across the globe, which gives you the chance to pursue new roles with the company in other cities, states or even countries.

Rewarding Your Hard Work
We view our top professionals as star performers, and we celebrate their accomplishments accordingly through our Circle of Excellence program, RHIght On! quarterly recognition awards and Anniversary Service Award program.

Work With Us: Corporate Jobs

Tracy Emken

Tracy Emken, Princeton, N.J.

"Robert Half understands the importance of recognizing employees for their dedication and achievements. Excellence is rewarded here. I've never had an employer that made me feel this valued, empowered or motivated to succeed."



Brian Hitchen

Brian Hitchen, Sydney

"The company, and in particular my managers at the time, really supported me … They provided training and mentoring, and I emerged a better supervisor as a result, with skills that still serve me well today."



Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, San Ramon, Calif.

"Robert Half has supported my career development by giving me the opportunity and the training to explore new career paths. This cannot be overstated because it's allowed me to grow and evolve professionally."




Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts, San Ramon, Calif.

"Since joining RHI, I have held seven different roles, ranging from finance to IT, and I've worked in multiple countries."

 



Neil OwenNeil Owen, London

"I started my career with Robert Half as a resourcer in London, focusing on recruitment in banking and capital markets. With hard work and support from management, I steadily advanced. I'm now a director and feel lucky to be in a position where I can help others reach their goals."

 

At the heart of Robert Half International's business are people – our employees, our clients, the job candidates we place, and those who make up the communities in which we live and work.

Our philanthropic program, called Leading by Example, includes matching gifts, volunteerism, national partnerships and other outreach initiatives.

We host an annual suit drive to provide disadvantaged job seekers with professional attire and holiday drives, which benefit Dress for Success and Boys & Girls Clubs, respectively. We also support a number of youth-oriented, health and workforce development nonprofits through our other national partnerships and grants programs.

Read our corporate citizenship report to learn more about Robert Half's ongoing commitment to the people and businesses we serve through our diversity, education, professional development and environmental stewardship programs.

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    Unlimited money and growth potential. Flexible and great people to work with

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    Can be long hours. Can be frustrating

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Robert Half Photos

Robert Half photo of: Our employees gathered for a day with Junior Achievement, teaching students in grades K-5 about financial literacy in a fun, informative format.
Robert Half photo of: Well done to the Robert Half 5 a-side team who won a charity tournament raising funds for Centre for Mental Health on Friday.
Robert Half photo of: We have raised £1,025 for Macmillan Cancer Support Here is some highlights of the donut filled action!
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Robert Half Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Half in August 2014.

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    Sent resume and got a call next day strongly requesting a skype interview. Told them I was looking and not able to do a skype session at work. I could do it afterhours or weekend, but was told they dont work during that time. Asked if they would be willing to do phone interview, nope.
    Ok I am employed and since Robert Half makes the process difficult I told them never mind not interested.
    I was then told he would keep me up to date on any other offerings. ???

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Robert Half Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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