Robert Half International Inc. is a large staffing firm specializing in accounting and finance, among other fields. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., the company has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.
Robert Half's divisions in accounting and finance include Accountemps, for temporary assignments; Robert Half Finance & Accounting, for full-time positions; and Robert Half Management Resources, for project work. Its subsidiary Protiviti is a business-consulting and internal-audit firm, specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. Other divisions include Robert Half Technology, for IT professionals; Robert Half Legal, for attorneys, paralegals and legal support; The Creative Group, for creative, advertising, marketing and Web-design; and OfficeTeam, for temporary administrative support.
The company's field and corporate management teams are aggressively managing costs in response to weak labor markets in the U.S. and around the world. In 2009, Robert Half opened its first Middle East office in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The company made Fortune magazine's 2009 World’s Most Admired Companies list and BusinessWeek's 2009 list of 50 top-performing companies.