Robert Half

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm, providing skilled professionals in the fields of accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative, marketing, and administration. We have more than 400 consulting and staffing locations worldwide.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half pioneered the concept of professional staffing services. Today, we offer businesses a full spectrum of specialized staffing and consulting solutions. Robert Half has appeared on FORTUNE® magazine's "Most Admired Companies" list every year since 1998 and also appears on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies." The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: RHI) and is a member of the S&P 500 index and the FTSE4Good Responsible Investment Index.
Company Growth (employees)
Menlo Park, US
Size (employees)
16,400 (est)
Robert Half was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, US

Key People at Robert Half

Harold M. Messmer, Jr 

Harold M. Messmer, Jr 

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Robert W. Glass

Robert W. Glass

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer
M. Keith Waddell

M. Keith Waddell

Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Financial Officer
Paul F. Gentzkow 

Paul F. Gentzkow 

President and Chief Operating Officer, Staffing Services

Robert Half Office Locations

Robert Half has an office in Menlo Park
Menlo Park, US (HQ)
200 2884 Sand Hill Rd

Robert Half Data and Metrics

Robert Half Financial Metrics

Robert Half's revenue was reported to be $5.3 b in FY, 2016

Net income (Q1, 2017)

83.4 m

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

5.4 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

260.2 m
Robert Half's current market capitalization is $5.4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.2 b4.7 b5.1 b5.3 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

1.6 b

Operating expense total

1.6 b

Pre tax profit

554.1 m

Income tax expense

210.7 m

Net Income

252.2 m305.9 m357.8 m343.4 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

136.7 m221.9 m77.9 m167.6 m264.4 m83.4 m
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016


224.6 m260.2 m

Current Assets

1.3 b1.3 b


142.9 m161.5 m


208.6 m209.8 m

Total Assets

1.7 b1.8 b

Accounts Payable

148.1 m135.5 m

Current Liabilities

655.5 m679.9 m

Total Liabilities

691.4 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

979.5 m1 b

Retained Earnings

34.5 m84.6 m

Total Equity

1 b1.1 b

Financial Leverage

1.7 x1.6 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

252.2 m305.9 m357.8 m343.4 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7 m557 k192 k1.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(76 m)(15.9 m)

Accounts Payable

139.7 m175.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(14.7 m)(2.2 m)

Capital Expenditures

(75.1 m)(83 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(118 m)(112.2 m)

Dividends Paid

(107.6 m)(114.2 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(368.5 m)(288.3 m)

Interest Paid

285 k266 k

Income Taxes Paid

212.7 m219.4 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

136.7 m221.9 m77.9 m167.6 m264.4 m83.4 m

Accounts Payable

128.5 m142.7 m141.7 m

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Robert Half News and Updates

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If you have six-figure ambitions, you could do worse than pay attention to a new study identifying the features the CVs of the UK's top-end earners share in common.  Jobsite Adzuna analysed the 10,000 CVs of people who earn six-figure salaries and found the majority of them have at least 19 years…

Want to be a FTSE 100 boss? Tech backgrounds are proving popular

Tech talent is becoming an increasing draw for FTSE 100 firms on the hunt for their next chief executive. According to recruitment firm Robert Half, the number of top bosses with a financial background is dropping as companies focus more on tech expertise. In the past four years, the number of…

31 annoying words and phrases on your résumé that make hiring managers cringe

While many large companies use automated résumé-screener software to cut down the initial pool of job applicants, loading your résumé with meaningless buzzwords and phrases is not the smartest way to get noticed. "Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to tim…

Horrible bosses? You're not alone

Almost half the UK's employees believe they are managed by a "bad boss" and feel out of their depth at work, according to data compiled by recruitment firm Robert Half. The annual study, which surveys over 2,000 employees across the UK, found a quarter of employees felt they didn’t have the right…

A growing number of British workers are quitting their jobs due to 'boredom and frustration'

LONDON — Job boredom and frustration are the biggest drivers behind a big increase in UK staff turnover over the past three years, according to a new report. Research by recruitment firm Robert Half found that 36% of HR directors reported a rise in the number of people leavi…
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