Contact: M. Keith Waddell
Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer
(650) 234-6000

MENLO PARK, California, February 12, 2009 -- Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) today announced the election of Robert J. Pace to its board of directors. Mr. Pace currently is an advisory director at Goldman Sachs, a full-service global investment banking and securities firm.

Mr. Pace joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 and has held numerous senior leadership positions with the firm. Among other responsibilities, Mr. Pace served on the Investment Banking Division's global Operating Committee. He is actively involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations, and serves as chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Mr. Pace is a graduate of Oregon State University and Harvard Business School.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc., the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, is a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services, and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam®, for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel; Robert Half® Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group®, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals.

Robert Half International has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.