Our company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half (NYSE symbol: RHI) pioneered specialised recruitment services and is today's leading specialised staffing agency providing recruitment solutions for businesses and finance, accounting, and technology professionals.

There are more than 300 Robert Half staffing locations worldwide, one of them being in Shanghai. Local businesses of all sizes turn to Robert Half for our personalised recruitment approach and unprecedented access to the most qualified talent for their temporary recruitment, project consulting and permanent recruitment needs.

Experienced and sought-after professionals work with us because we are dedicated to providing them with rewarding employment opportunities and guidance through every stage of their careers. Hiring managers and business owners work with us because they know we can connect them to the very best people that will drive their business growth.

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


  • Robert Half has once again been named to FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies®” list and remains the top-ranked staffing firm (February 2021).
  • For the second 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


Robert Half is committed to an "Ethics First" approach and this provides the behavioural framework for our relationships with employees, clients, job candidates, shareholders and suppliers. Honesty, integrity and professionalism are the core principles of our business and the people we hire.

Central to the Robert Half business philosophy is that our recruitment services consultants only fill assignments within their field of expertise. Each specialised division focuses solely on their particular industry, allowing us to provide unrivalled professional service and client support.

For more information about Robert Half recruitment services, visit our corporate website.