Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

As a global organisation, Robert Half recognises the importance of ensuring that diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are represented throughout the company. This includes people of different ethnicities, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, non-apparent and apparent disabilities, ages, educational backgrounds, social classes and beyond.

Our company supports the communities where we live and do business. We strive to create a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, have equal access to opportunities and resources. We work hard to attract a diverse pool of applicants, assist people to find career opportunities where they can thrive, and support our employees to build long-term careers at Robert Half. Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion also helps us better serve the needs of the jobseekers 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.

Company accolades

In our commitment to building happier, more engaged and productive workplaces, we will ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do. Robert Half's most recent accolades and alliances include the following:

Robert Half is proud to support the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Robert Half is proud to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women.

For the fourth year, Robert Half was selected for the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for our commitment to promoting equality, creating opportunities for women to succeed and providing a culture that supports diversity.

For the fourth year in a row, Robert Half has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

Robert Half has been selected as a “Most Admired Company” for 25 consecutive years, making us one of a select few companies and the only one in our industry to achieve this distinction.

Engagement and education

Global employee network groups

The company’s employee-created groups focus on traditionally underrepresented populations and bring together colleagues with common interests. All staff are welcome to join and benefit from education, support, networking, advocacy and allyship.

As Robert Half's flagship diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative, our ENGs continue to grow in membership, participation and philanthropy, and they receive significant funding and support from executive leadership. The ENGs increase cross-company collaboration and amplify exposure to DEI topics on a global level.

Driven by and engaging our teams, the ENGs provide a safe space for discussions, ideas and concerns. Events and programs range from podcasts, conversation series and mentoring activities to community outreach, external guest speakers and companywide live streams, often attended by thousands.

Diversity events

Robert Half hosts webinars, events and learning opportunities related to DEI, often in collaboration with our ENGs. These help educate employees on topics like unconscious bias, allyship and mental health.

Get in touch with your local office for more information on upcoming events.

Corporate citizenship report 2020

Robert Half’s corporate citizenship report highlights our social, governance and environmental sustainability.