Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered the idea of professional talent solutions to connect opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. As business needs changed, we evolved to offer specialized talent solutions for finance and accounting, technology, administrative and customer support, creative and marketing, and legal fields. In 2002, we introduced our subsidiary, Protiviti, a global independent risk consulting and internal audit service, to support companies as they faced more strategic business challenges. Explore Robert Half’s history, learn about our leadership and accolades and see how we have found opportunity in innovation to create a $7.2 billion professional services organization.
Fortune® World’s Most Admired Companies™
Forbes’ America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms
Fortune® America's Most Innovative Companies
2024 February: Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers (fourth consecutive year) January: Fortune® Most Admired Companies™ (only company in its industry to receive this honor for 27 consecutive years) 2023 December: Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies December: Best Workplaces for Parents™ by Great Place to Work® (second consecutive year) October: Fortune's Best Workplaces for Women (second consecutive year) October: Forbes’ World’s Best Employers (third consecutive year) September: Fortune's Best Workplaces for Consulting and Professional Services (third consecutive year) September: TIME Magazine's World's Best Companies August: PEOPLE Companies that Care July: Forbes' list of America's Best Employers for Women (fifth consecutive year)   July: Fortune's Best Workplaces for Millennials May: Fortune’s Modern Board 25 May: #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area (500+ employees) by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal (second consecutive year) May: Ranked #1 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms (fifth consecutive year), also named one of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms and America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms April: Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity (fifth consecutive year) April: Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list March: Fortune® America’s Most Innovative Companies inaugural list March: Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies (sixth consectuive year) February: President and Chief Executive Officer M. Keith Waddell and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Katherine Spencer Lee named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ North America Staffing 100 list February: Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers (second consecutive year as top-ranked staffing firm) February: Fortune® Most Admired Companies™ list (26th consecutive year and only company in its industry to be included) January: Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (fifth consecutive year) 2022 December: Best Workplaces for Parents™ by Great Place to Work® November: Forbes’ list of World’s Top-Female Friendly Companies October: Forbes’ World’s Best Employers (second consecutive year) September: Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women™ September: Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services™ July: Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Women (fourth consecutive year) May: #1 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms, America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms and America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms May: #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal February: President and Chief Executive Officer M. Keith Waddell and President and Chief Executive Officer of Talent Solutions Paul F. Gentzkow named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ North America Staffing 100 list February: Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies (fifth consecutive year) February: Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers (top-ranked staffing firm) February: Fortune® Most Admired Companies™ list (25th consecutive year and only company in its industry to be included) January: Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality™ by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (sixth consecutive year) January: Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (fourth consecutive year)
2022: Robert Half achieves record global revenues of $7.24 billion. 2019: Max Messmer, Robert Half Chairman and CEO for 33 years, retires from his position as CEO and continues as Executive Chairman. Messmer is succeeded as CEO by M. Keith Waddell. 2008: Robert Half is listed for the first time on the FTSE4Good Responsible Investment Index. 2008: Robert Half opens its first staffing location in the Middle East, in Dubai, UAE. 2007: Robert Half opens its first staffing location in Latin America, in São Paulo, Brazil. 2002: Protiviti launches, growing to become a global leader in internal audit, risk, business and technology consulting. 2000: Robert Half is the first staffing firm to be added to the S&P 500 Index. 1998: Robert Half opens its first office in the Asia-Pacific region, in Sydney, Australia. 1990: Robert Half is accepted into the New York Stock Exchange. 1989: Robert Half opens its first office in Continental Europe, in Brussels, Belgium. 1987: Robert Half International was formed. 1986: Max Messmer negotiates the purchase of the Robert Half business from founder Bob Half. Once finalized, this transaction sets the company on a new course, paving the way for the repurchase of the Robert Half franchises and the creation of a centralized corporate support infrastructure. 1977: Bob Half testifies before Congress on ways to reduce fraud in accounting and auditing practices. 1973: Robert Half opens its first international location in London, United Kingdom. 1973: Accountemps, the first of many professional staffing divisions, is launched, thus beginning Robert Half’s specialized approach to temporary staffing. 1963: Bob Half speaks out against discriminatory recruiting and staffing practices in a letter to the Association of Personnel Agencies of New York. 1948: Robert Half Personnel Agency founded by Bob and Maxine Half in New York City.
Disclaimer: From Fortune. ©2023 Fortune Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. Fortune and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse the products or services of, Robert Half.