Robert Half

Corporate History

Founded in 1948, Robert Half (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world's first and largest specialised staffing firm. Robert Half is a recognised leader in professional staffing and consulting services, and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology and risk consulting firm. 

To learn more about Robert Half, visit our corporate website, including our Investor Center and Fact Sheet.

Corporate Values

Our steadfast commitment to 'Ethics First' provides the behavioural framework for our relationships with fellow employees, job candidates, clients, shareholders and vendors.
Honesty, integrity and professionalism are the core principles of our business and have remained so for half a century. We expect our people to adhere to these standards in their daily actions. Integrity is the common fabric of the people we hire and will continue to define our business for years to come.


In the 1940s, Robert Half was working as a hiring manager for the accounting department of a large textile company when he discovered the personnel industry lacked a firm that specialized in his chosen field. He saw a business opportunity and opened the Robert Half Personnel Agency in New York City in March 1948.

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