Diversity, equity & inclusion

As a global organisation, at Robert Half we understand how important it is to recognise the different backgrounds, life experiences and cultures among our staff and within the communities we serve.

Our commitment to diversity

Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our corporate culture. We strive to create a work environment that supports the success of all employees, attracts a diverse pool of applicants and encourages people to build long-term careers at Robert Half. Embracing diversity and inclusion also helps us better serve the needs of the job seekers and hiring managers we work with each day.

Our mission

Help businesses grow by matching the right talent to their specialised staffing and consulting needs, and build rewarding careers for the professionals we place; Adhere to a philosophy of ‘Ethics First’ in everything we do; Create a work environment where employees can thrive and innovate; Be a socially responsible corporate citizen and an active participant in the communities in which we live and work.

What does this mean for our clients and candidates?

Robert Half welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their sex, gender, race, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, age or sexual orientation. The resulting size and depth of our candidate database has commensurate benefits for our clients, who can have confidence in our ability to find the right candidate for the right job as effectively, efficiently and inclusively as possible.

Our history of diversity and inclusion

Robert Half’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has its roots in the values of our founder, Robert Half. He was a catalyst for positive change in the employment industry and lobbied against discriminatory hiring policies that were common at the time. In our commitment to building happier, more engaged and productive workplaces, we ensure that diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do.

Our company accolades

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our commitment to building more engaged and productive workplaces. Robert Half's most recent accolades and alliances include the following:

UN Global Compact

Robert Half is proud to support the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Women’s Empowerment Principles

Robert Half is proud to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women.

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

For the fourth year, Robert Half was selected for the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for our commitment to promoting equality, creating opportunities for women to succeed and providing a culture that supports diversity.

Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

For the fourth year in a row, Robert Half has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

Fortune “Most Admired Company”

Robert Half has been selected as a “Most Admired Company” for 27 consecutive years, making us one of a select few companies and the only one in our industry to achieve this distinction.

Engagement and education

Global employee network groups

The company’s employee-created groups focus on traditionally underrepresented populations and bring together colleagues. All staff are welcome to join and benefit from education, support, networking, advocacy and allyship. As Robert Half's DEI initiative, our ENGs continue to grow in membership, participation and philanthropy, while receiving funding and support from executive leadership.