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Robert Half Overview

Menlo Park, CA
10000+ employees
1948
Company - Public (RHI)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$5 to $10 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

Mission: Robert Half helps people find rewarding work and clients find talent to grow their businesses, and our goal is to adhere to the highest ethical standards when doing so. This commitment is reflected in our policies and programs that support universal human rights; respect the ... Read more

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Robert Half – Why Work With Us?


If you like working with people, there’s no better job than one in the staffing industry, particularly with Robert Half. Robert Half is a business, but we view what we do as important in a larger sense, and it’s the basis of our organizational culture — assisting people in finding jobs where they can thrive while helping companies build more engaged and productive teams. Our employees are able not only to pursue a career in an expanding field but also feel good about the work they do.

Teams in 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 and marketing fields:

Accountemps

OfficeTeam

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 in our 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. For firms needing to expand their core workforce, our full-time placement services combine cutting-edge recruiting technology with more than seven decades of experience. We also offer our clients remote staffing options — millions of candidates and the right setup so they can work securely from home.

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 30 years or more. Robert Half has been repeatedly included in FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and remains the top-ranked staffing firm (February 2020).

Robert Half Is Invested in YOU

We want our employees to thrive in our company culture and build long careers with us. We are invested in not only 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 includes online 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 build relationships with customers. We also have dedicated training facilities where we host 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.

Benefits

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) or deferred savings, depending on eligibility
  • 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.

Staffing Careers

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 help 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 businesses 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 staffing professionals. Robert Half offers a competitive combination 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 stars, 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 latest digital innovations to help you succeed. Many are resources that smaller staffing firms simply can't provide. From our proprietary AI-based matching technology based on candidate performance data that only we have to remote staffing options you can offer your clients so candidates can work for them securely from home, we are behind you 100%.

Training and Professional Development

New to the staffing industry? Don't worry! Many of our top staff started their careers in other fields and have become very successful in using their knowledge in a staffing or recruiting role.

You'll participate in one-on-one coaching and benefit from ongoing 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 help you to manage your contacts and client outreach efforts effectively. As a result, you’re able to work more efficiently.

Corporate Services Handles the Administrative Tasks for You

Our corporate services teams handle most accounting, information technology and other related services to support our staffing and recruiting professionals. 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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Corporate Careers

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.

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

It's simple, really. We handle everything from accounting and human resources to information technology and operational support so our staffing and recruiting professionals can focus on providing companies with the people they need to grow their businesses.

Life at Robert Half

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our headquarters are home to more than 1,000 highly skilled 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 includes one-on-one coaching. Our popular web-based training academy, RHI University, features thousands of courses, and our dedicated Staff Development team leads workshops so you can further 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 stars, and we celebrate their accomplishments accordingly through our Circle of Excellence program, RHight On! quarterly recognition awards, On the Spot and Everyday Hero awards, and Anniversary Service award program.

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Success For All

Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusion and diversity are essential elements of our corporate culture at Robert Half. As a global organization, we recognize the importance of having a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences represented throughout the company. This includes people of different ethnicities, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, physical abilities, ages, educational backgrounds, social classes and beyond.

Robert Half President and CEO Keith Waddell, President and CEO of Staffing Services Paul Gentzkow, and Protiviti (Robert Half subsidiary) President and CEO Joe Tarantino are among more than 900 company leaders who have signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, making a commitment to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community.

Learn more about Robert Half’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Support of Veterans

U.S. military personnel receive some of the best training in the world. But when they leave the service, veterans’ impressive skills are often underappreciated by employers when vets try to transition to the civilian workforce. As a staffing firm, we are ideally positioned to help veterans with their careers. We provide career resources to veterans and military spouses, help them identify civilian career opportunities where both their military experience and their technical and soft skills will be understood and valued, and more.

Our internal staff are trained in connecting veteran candidates with opportunities for which they are a good fit, either within our organization or at our clients’ businesses. Robert Half’s Military Skills Translator is another way we try to help them bridge the gap. It allows veterans to compare military job codes with civilian positions available at our company and our clients’ businesses.

For more details, see our Robert Half Veterans Initiative Report.

At the heart of Robert Half'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.

Robert Half Reviews

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    "Technology forward company that gives you the tools to succeed!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL
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    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people! We go to happy hours, have offsite team building events and volunteer at local non-profits.
    - No shortage of training - lots of tenured folks in the office to shadow/ask for advice
    - Robert Half invests a lot of money in technology and gives you the best tools to make your job easier

    Cons

    Like any sales job, it's a grind but you have the opportunity to make a lot of money!

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Robert Half Photos

Robert Half photo of: In 2018, we turned 70. 😮 We asked our employees to share what they love about working at #RobertHalf in 7 words.
Robert Half photo of: Employees knitted and crocheted blue hats for students to represent awareness, peace and solidarity.
Robert Half photo of: Thank-you letters to frontline workers for Operation Gratitude
Robert Half photo of: Adoption bandanas for a local pet shelter
Robert Half photo of: Adoption bandanas for a local pet shelter
Robert Half photo of: Week of Service at Robert Half Corporate Services employees throughout North America
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Robert Half Interviews

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    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Robert Half.

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    Received a phone call from a recruiter about a customer service position, was told my qualifications were excellent and they couldn’t imagine why I wouldn’t get an interview with the company.

    Followed up the next week and have yet to have any communication from Robert Half following the initial interview. Very unprofessional.

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Robert Half Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2020
  • Ranked No. 1 on Forbes' list of America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2020
  • America's Best Employers for Women, Forbes, 2020
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Campaign, 2020
  • 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2020
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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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