6 Reasons Why Working at Robert Half Is Awesome

By Robert Half on January 22, 2020 at 4:00pm

Looking for a great place to advance your career? You need an organization that will actively help you reach your goals. That’s why you should apply for a position at Robert Half.

What are you looking for — a job or a career? If it’s the latter, you’ll want to keep reading. At Robert Half, we believe in careers, not just jobs. A job is your daily tasks and responsibilities. A career is developing your professional skills, working toward leadership opportunities and making an impact.

We’re experts on careers. As a staffing and recruiting firm, we place hundreds of thousands of people in positions every year and help companies around the globe develop their businesses. Our teams make sure the right person is placed in every position, one that will help the professional develop their career and help the client’s team find success.

Our dedication to successful careers doesn’t stop with the professionals and businesses we work with. We strive to help all individuals within our company find their professional path, developing their skills and expertise, providing innovative projects and creating a great place to work. Here are a few other reasons working at Robert Half could be a great move for your career:

1. Our international footprint comes with cool opportunities

Whether you’re in San Francisco, London or Tokyo, Robert Half likely has an office in your local area — or an area you’ve had your eye on for a while. With more than 300 office locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Asia Pacific, Robert Half touches the careers of professionals and businesses around the world. Many of our employees also move around in our company, and we’re happy to help relocate them for their next big opportunity.

2. We’re kind of a big deal in recruiting

Robert Half has been around for a while (since 1948, to be exact). So, we’ve had time to grow our expertise in the staffing industry. That doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past. Our teams are innovative and always ready to tackle new challenges of today’s business world, making us one of the best in the staffing industry.

Don’t just take our word for it: Robert Half has once again been named to FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies®” list and remains the top-ranked staffing firm (February 2020). In fact, we’ve been a “Most Admired Company” since 1998. We were named No. 1 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms and selected for Forbes’ list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms (March 2019).

What’s more, our leadership is recognized for their outstanding business practices. Our executive chairman, Max Messmer, has received many honors. He’s been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s Businesspersons of the Year and is member of the American Staffing Association’s ASA Leadership Hall of Fame and Staffing Industry Review’s Staffing 100 Hall of Fame. Read more about Robert Half’s accomplishments here.

3. We’re all about working happy

At Robert Half, we believe that happy employees are those who are engaged, challenged and appreciated. We’re so dedicated to this principle that we conducted a detailed report on what professionals love about their work.

Also, a key element of the Robert Half Mission Statement is our commitment to create a work environment where employees can thrive and innovate. Our management teams are dedicated to helping our teams find job satisfaction, excel in their roles and advance their careers.

4. You’ll definitely see the benefits of your work

Job satisfaction — and the notion of working happy — stem from feeling appreciated for the work that you do. By working at a staffing organization, you’ll help people gain a sense of dignity and empowerment in their job search and connect employers with the skilled talent they need for their business to grow and thrive. Internally, we celebrate our employees’ successes through company-wide award and recognition programs.

We also give our employees the tools they need to succeed. With advanced technology, world-class training and skills development resources — including our library of thousands of online training courses, videos and books covering a wide variety of business and IT skills — Robert Half employees are always learning and growing.

We also offer a wide range of benefit choices that allow employees to select the plans that best fit their needs. (Visit roberthalfbenefits.com for more detailed information.)

5. Our dedication to people goes beyond our company

To Robert Half, being a good corporate citizen means considering how our operations may affect the communities in which we live and work and offering our help to them whenever possible. It also entails providing our own employees with a great work environment. Here are some key elements of our corporate citizenship programs:

  • Global philanthropic activities
  • Environmental sustainability practices
  • Variety of volunteer programs to help our employees support causes important to them, as well as a comprehensive matching gifts program
  • Evaluation of our operations and business practices using an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework
  • Support of the United Nations Global Compact — the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative
  • Talent development programs to connect employees with opportunities to grow
  • Support for employees’ desire to achieve work-life balance

Robert Half has earned recognition for our commitment to corporate responsibility, including being named to Barron’s “100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies” list two years in a row. 

You can get details on these and other efforts in our Corporate Citizenship Report.

6. We’re working to make a difference

As a staffing firm founded on a 70-year history of Ethics First, our corporate citizenship efforts include strong programs to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our founder Bob Half was dedicated to the idea of equal employment from the very start, lobbying against discriminatory hiring policies prevalent in the staffing industry at the time.

Robert Half is frequently included on Best Places to Work lists around the world. And we’re proud that our company has recently received the following accolades:

  • Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity 2020”
  • Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality (2020)
  • Forbes’ 2019 list of “America’s Best Employers for Women”
  • 2019 Best of the Best lists for Top Employers and Top Supplier Diversity Programs by Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine and Professional Woman’s Magazine
  • 2019 Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs lists by U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM)

We are dedicated to those who have served our country. Learn more about Robert Half’s career services for veterans and military spouses.

Jobs in staffing

So, now that you know about our company and what we stand for, you may be wondering, what kind of careers can you build with us? Robert Half offers distinct career paths to help professionals get to their next goal, and you’ll be working with and learning from a very talented group of people. Our staffing teams specialize in a variety of industries, while our corporate teams help our organization innovate and run at peak performance.

What industry interests you, or do you have experience in? Finance and accounting? Creative and marketing? Technology or legal? What about administrative? With specialized staffing branches in these areas, you can apply or develop your industry knowledge while working with and learning from the best in the industry. Many of our professionals have backgrounds in these industries and have developed a successful recruiting career with little to no recruiting experience.

If you like a fast-paced, engaging and rewarding work environment, recruiting may be the right career path for you. It’s hard work to develop your recruiting expertise and business at first, but our recruiters often say the best part of their job is placing a candidate in that perfect position — a win for the professional, hiring manager and us. And that’s not the only rewarding part: At Robert Half, we’ll help you grow your business and climb the ranks of our staffing teams.

Interested? Watch this video to learn more about what it’s like to be a recruiter at Robert Half, and check out our open positions to see if any are right for you.

Jobs in Corporate Services

Just because we’re a staffing company doesn’t mean everyone at Robert Half is a staffing professional. We certainly wouldn’t have grown to be the largest specialized staffing firm in the world without our Corporate Services team, which offers a wide variety of exciting career paths and opportunities across all business functions.

Our Corporate Services team makes it possible for our recruiters to place many thousands of people in permanent and temporary positions each year. Our business is constantly innovating, and our IT, human resources, marketing, finance and operational support teams work together to stay ahead of the competition and make our organization a great place to work.

If you’d like to find out more, check out our video about what it’s like to work at Robert Half’s “mission control.”

Do you have the skills we’re looking for? Are you ready to take the next step in your career? If the answer is yes, we want you to apply:

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