Our commitment to diversity

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.

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.

As the leader in specialised staffing, our mission is to:

  • 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

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. He lobbied against discriminatory hiring policies that were common at the time and led the successful effort to eliminate separate male and female job listings in major newspapers.

In our commitment to building happier, more engaged and productive workplaces, we will ensure that diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do.

What This Means for Clients & Candidates

Demographic shifts, changes in social attitudes as well as the competitive challenges associated with an increasingly global marketplace mean that many organisations of all types and sizes are exploring and adopting new ways of working.

At Robert Half, we believe that organisations who value and encourage the diversity of their employees, suppliers and customers will have a competitive advantage over others by having better access to, and understanding of, market segments as well as greater insights into consumer behaviour to meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

As mentioned previously, 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.

Conclusion

Organisations that embrace Diversity & Inclusion alongside rejecting and challenging prejudice will reap the rewards of a happy, fulfilled and motivated workforce with diverse skills. It’s for this reason that Robert Half’s company motto is ‘Work Happy’. In our experience, a diverse and inclusive corporate culture ensures that employees are not only happier, more loyal, creative and productive than their less-satisfied and supported counterparts but is the key to finding and retaining the skilled professionals who can make companies better – both ours as well as yours.