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Robert Half Overview

Menlo Park, CA (US)
10000+ employees
1948
Company - Public (RHI)
Staffing & Outsourcing
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialised recruitment consultancy and member of the S&P 500 and was once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most ... Read more

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Robert Half – Why Work For Us?


 

Robert Half is a leader in professional recruitment services, and when you join our company, you'll be part of the best team in the business. What makes us different?

For one thing, Robert Half is the most respected firm in our industry. With our founding in 1948, we pioneered specialised staffing services. Later, we introduced the concept of the professional-level temporary.

Our Robert Half staffing divisions place highly skilled professionals on a temporary, permanent, interim and project basis in the accounting and finance; technology; office administration; and digital, marketing and creative fields.

Robert Half once again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016).

Are you looking to take the next step in your recruitment career?

If you have high standards, real integrity, plenty of self-motivation, and you love a challenge, Robert Half is the place for you. It's a fast-paced environment where you'll be supported and spurred on by the exceptional people around you.

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At Robert Half, we place a premium on talent and reward top performers accordingly. We offer one of the industry’s most competitive combinations of pay, benefits and bonus incentives – not least because we provide individual, not team bonuses. If you place a candidate, you get the reward. It’s an approach that helps ensure we attract the best – and that there’s a spirit of healthy competition.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits to eligible employees, including:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension contribution
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Referral bonus
  • Discount shopping website

Celebrating your success

Recognising the achievements of our people is a vital part of Robert Half’s culture. We view our top professionals as star performers, and we celebrate their accomplishments through a variety of incentives, awards and contests for both our recruitment and corporate services employees.

Each year, our top performers worldwide are flown to the USA for a global awards ceremony. Additionally in the UK, we host annual events including our prestigious event at the Grosvernor Hotel.

 

Our teams make a difference each day. We assist professionals in finding employment with purpose. 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.

Life at Robert Half

How would you describe a typical Robert Half 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 recruitment 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.

1. Training and professional development
New to the recruitment industry? Don't worry! Many of our top performers started their careers as accountants, 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.

2. 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 325 locations worldwide, which gives you the chance to pursue new roles with the company in other locations.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Can you meet the challenge?


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."

 

  

Robert Half Reviews

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    "Fantastic Leeds office"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the Leeds office of Robert Half for 4 years, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The best element of the Leeds office is the people, who yes work hard, but also try and make each day a positive working environment. The management structure is based upon merit and experience, with senior managers always present in the office to support teams. The Leeds office also benefits from an excellent sales support team who do
    a huge amount to assist the recruitment consultant teams. The director of the Leeds office was actively involved with each employee, and invested a lot of time supporting me during my time there.
    I received excellent training during my time, and the company has also recently invested in upgrading its software and hardware to improve working efficiency.
    I thought this was a great place to work, and would happily recommend tomanyone interested in a career in recruitment.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours, but standard for the recruitment industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing time in people as you did with me, and encouraging a happy working environment

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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: Our team in London receive a thought-provoking update from the team at Mind, our official charity partner, about the importance of mental health and wellbeing
Robert Half photo of: Fundraising for our partnership charity Mind.
Robert Half photo of: Every Monday food trucks visit us at our corporate headquarters in San Ramon, Calif.
Robert Half photo of: Come take a coffee break in our San Ramon cafe.
Robert Half photo of: Need a change of scenery from your desk? Our corporate headquarters in San Ramon offers a place to work and meet with your colleagues over lunch or coffee to discuss that exciting project.
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Robert Half Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Robert Half (Baltimore, MD (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    My interview was brief. I interview with a group or panel of recruiters all at the same time. I was asked a few questions about my skill set and how I would handle difficult situations. The interview was done in 2 stages.

    Interview Questions

    • How are your computer skill or technological skills?   1 Answer
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Robert Half Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2014
  • Best Place to Work in the Bay Area(Robert Half International Inc.), San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2015
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