History of the company
New York, in the late 1940’s. Robert Half is working as a recruiter for the accounting department of a major textile company. He notes that there is no recruitment company specialising in this particular field at the time. In March 1948 he therefore seizes his opportunity: under the name Robert Half Personnel Agency he sets up his own company.
The organisation – now known by the name Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) – has become the market leader in specialist recruitment. The company is a leading player in the field of professional recruitment and consultancy services. In addition, Robert Half is the parent company of Protiviti®, an independent enterprise specialising in internal audits and risk management.
Robert Half again was named first in our industry on FORTUNE’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies® (January 2020). Robert Half has been recognized as a Most Admired Company every year since 1998.
At Robert Half we stand for ‘Ethics First’. Honesty, integrity and professionalism have been the basic principles underlying all our activities for more than sixty years. They also form the basis for our relationship with employees, job seekers, clients, shareholders and partners. Our people promote these values in everything they do. And ‘Ethics First’ remains central to the continued growth of our company.
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