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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 #1 in our industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s “World's Most Admired ... 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."

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Owen

Neil 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."

 

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    Pros

    Robert Half was my first role in an office environment following university and from day one the help and guidance they gave me was excellent. I always found them very understanding and they would tailor the role to suit different requirements. I joined the permanent team and my manager Kelsey was extremely helpful throughout and was the main reason I persisted through the tough times. The Leeds office is extremely successful and the atmosphere is great, especially for new starters. The managers are very committed to helping new starters and they genuinely want them to succeed.
    Unfortunately for me I didn't think I was particularly suited to the role so I felt it was time to move on and go travelling.

    Cons

    The hours are long, but you know what you're signing up to. They have become far more flexible over the last few months as well.

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Robert Half Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Robert Half (Reading, England) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I made an appointment with the recruitment agent to discuss my CV and the types of roles and salary I was looking for.

    After introductions and pleasantries, the agent ran through my curriculum vitae asking questions about each of my previous roles.

    I was asked about my current situation and what roles and pay I was looking for.

    The agent said he would contact me if anything suitable arose.

    Interview Questions

    • When there was a gap in employment, why was there a break in service?
      For each role, why did you leave?
      Depending on the curriculum vitae (resume) information: did you do this or that in this role?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    A discussion about desired rates of pay and what the market/employers were willing to pay with emphasis on the opportunity to be able to earn money versus the employer choosing someone else who is prepared to do the job for less money.

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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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