Our Approach

Socially responsible and sustainable practices are at the heart of our business and are grounded in our enterprise values. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles inform and direct our programs and policies across our operations and around the globe.

Engaging stakeholders

Upholding our values-led business approach requires us to actively listen and respond to our employees, candidates, customers, suppliers, shareholders, industry associations, and many others. We engage with and gather feedback through formal surveys and regular communications. This helps us to deliver the programs and services that meet the needs of our stakeholders.

United Nations Global Compact

Robert Half supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, specifically in the areas of human rights, fair labor practices, and anti-corruption, and makes these principles a part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our company.

Women’s Empowerment Principles

We are signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of the UNGC and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

In our support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Robert Half takes measures to align our ESG strategy and programs with many of the SDGs, including gender equality, climate action, zero hunger, and more.

Materiality assessment

Our materiality approach utilizes findings from our inaugural formal materiality assessment, conducted in 2022, and focuses on topics that are most likely to impact Robert Half’s success and those of the greatest importance to our stakeholders.

Topics related to human capital management, including diversity, equity and inclusion, data protection, and ethics emerged as top priorities and are considered critical to our approach to business integrity and innovation.

Learn more about our material topics by reading our 2022 ESG Materiality Assessment summary.


Robert Half develops and executes our ESG strategies and initiatives with the oversight of our company’s Board of Directors and senior leadership. Our board receives regular reports on various ESG activities, including policy and program updates related to human capital management, community and DEI initiatives, cybersecurity, and privacy, among other compliance topics.

Our ESG team is led by our chief ESG and DEI officer who leads our enterprise ESG global strategy and programming for Robert Half and reports to our CEO.

Our approach to reporting

We have adopted an annual publishing schedule to deliver regular updates about our progress in addressing the ESG topics that are most important to Robert Half and our stakeholders.

In addition to seeking alignment with the United Nations initiatives described above, we also currently use these global standards to inform our annual reporting disclosures:

  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards
  • Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Carbon Disclosure Product (CDP) Climate Change

ESG report

Learn more about our ESG accomplishments, partnerships, and goals in our annual report.