Our company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half has a long history of connecting opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. Bolstered by the strength of our brand, our people, our technology and our professional business model, we find meaningful and exciting employment for the people we place and provide clients access to the specialised talent they need to help grow their businesses.

We pioneered the idea of professional talent solutions nearly 70 years ago and, as the needs of businesses have evolved, so have we. In 1986, when current leadership acquired the Robert Half business from founder Bob Half, the staffing industry was much different than it is today.

There are more than 300 Robert Half locations worldwide, with two offices in Japan located in Tokyo and Osaka. Local and international businesses of all sizes turn to Robert Half for our personalised recruitment approach and unprecedented access to the most qualified talent for their contract recruitment, project consulting and permanent recruitment needs.

In Japan, Robert Half operates the below industry-specific divisions:

  • Finance and Accounting - placement of finance and accounting professionals on a permanent and contract basis
  • Financial Services - placing high calibre financial services, banking and insurance professionals
  • Technology & IT Sales - recruiting highly skilled IT, and digital professionals across a wide range of disciplines on a permanent, contract and project basis
  • Digital Marketing & Sales - hiring for digital marketing or sales professional in contract or permanent opportunities
  • Business Transformation - strategy and planning, process engineering, ERP, or program and project management
  • Project Consulting - project management and project consulting
  • Executive Search - executive-level financial, sales and marketing and HR professionals, as well as COOs and CEOs

Awards

  • Robert Half has once again been named to FORTUNE’s list of "World’s Most Admired Companies" and remains the top-ranked staffing firm (February/2021).
  • For the third year, Robert Half was selected for the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.

Executive team

Harold M. Messmer, Jr., Chairman and CEO
M. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman, President and CFO
Paul F. Gentzkow, President and COO-Staffing Services
Robert W. Glass, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Philosophy

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.

Our approach is based on more than 70 years of recruitment experience. Central to our business philosophy is that our recruitment consultants only fill assignments within their field of expertise. Each specialised division focuses solely on one particular industry, allowing us to provide unrivalled professional service and client support.