Case study: Talent solutions for a Fortune 500 energy company

By on 7 July 2023

About Client

  • INDUSTRY:Energy
  • COMPANY SIZE Large - Fortune 500 company



A U$198 billion energy company was nearing completion of the largest refinery expansion in its history. The firm needed help quickly to review and find errors in subcontractors’ invoices – some as long as 16,000 pages. In order to do so they sought a highly experienced Auditor and Data Analyst with industry experience and CIA/CPA credentials who could hit the ground running.

The company reached out to Robert Half with a Statement of Work (SOW) rather than outsource. They wanted to manage the project themselves, with Robert Half providing a talent pipeline of highly qualified financial specialists.



After thoroughly identifying the specific needs of the organisation, Robert Half tapped into its vast database of readily available contractors to identify talent who could quickly contribute to turning around the organisation’s fortunes. 

Within one week the team of recruitment consultants were able to provide the client with three and four suitable candidates for the Auditor and Data Analyst role respectively, after which they scheduled consecutive interviews to help save the client time. The company extended a job offer to their chosen candidates the following week.



Because of the rapid deployment of talent combined with the ability to scale up and down for large projects on the regional, national, and global level, the client was given the flexibility to adapt their talent needs on an ongoing basis.

The initial audit blitz recovered more than U$6 million. The company expanded the project based on the initial success, and in total the team recovered more than U$30 million in fraud, overbilling and miscellaneous errors.

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