Robert Half Technology – A Review

Robert Half International, or more commonly known as, Robert Half International, is an international human resource recruiting company based in Menlo Park, California originally founded in 1948. It is now a member of the S&P 500 and is widely known as the worlds first and largest international accounting and finance staffing company, with more than 345 locations around the globe. It was founded by Robert Half International Limited, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The company was founded by Mr. Robert Half after he had worked for many other internationally accredited accounting and staffing recruitment consultancies. After working for half a year in Geneva, Switzerland, he felt that his experience and skills were lacking in one respect: the need for qualified management staff.
He wanted to provide an answer to this problem, and started a company with the express intention of providing a full-time risk consulting service to small and medium-sized business across the United States and Canada. Robert Half later explained that he set up the company in March 1998 as an offshoot from his previous full-time job as a risk consultant with KPMG, Europe. KPMG is one of the most well-known global investment banking and staffing firms. The founder of Robert Half International Robert Half believed that there were several challenges associated with operating in North America. Specifically, he thought that companies in the United States did not place as much importance on project quality as they did in Europe, Asia, and some Latin American countries.
Robert Half International later changed its name to Robert Half International Limited. It has since then grown significantly with various subsidiary companies. In its early years, Robert Half provided mainly outsourced clerical and administrative tasks. However, it has grown into a full-fledged corporate consulting services provider. Today, it provides specialized staffing and consulting services in various sectors such as information technology, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, energy and utilities, financial markets, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
According to Robert Half’s marketing strategy, the Robert Half Technology Group focuses on six core verticals: Information Technology Consulting Services (ITBS), Outsourcing-related Outsourcing, Energy & Environmental Services, Corporate Security & Risk Management, Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical Consulting Services. Among these, ITBS seems to be the sub-sectors which are really popular today. It is where Robert Half International is able to compete against the likes of KPMG, Bain & Company, Booz and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, McKinsey, BCG, LexisNexis, and Bain Capital. According to Robert Half’s website, its mission is to provide “the best solutions to the world’s top corporations and businesses at every stage of their growth”. In this sense, ITBS focuses on six distinct areas – Customer Service Management, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, Cybersecurity Management, Information security, Platform Development, and Financial Services. It offers information technology and financial risk consulting services to clients worldwide.
The company is said to have a strong global presence due to its offices in Canada, United Kingdom, and Philippines. Its services are provided through over 500 professionals who are passionate about their work. It is also a small company, so it may not have any production facilities. Though it is a self-published source, the information technology and staffing needs of different companies, large and small, are taken into consideration.
The author, Robert Half Technology, is an information technology consultant who has written a well-researched book with tons of useful information in this regard. The book contains case studies and practical applications that one can refer to if he or she wants to improve their staffing needs and operational efficiency. One may also find this book very useful when looking for recruiting solutions for the IT industry. In fact, many consultants have used the book as a reference while doing recruiting for their own companies.
The book also discusses on how technology has changed the way employers recruit. It points out that there has been a sea change in the IT recruiting process. Companies of all sizes are using the technology to streamline their processes and increase their productivity. This has increased the demand for professionals in the field of information technology.
There is plenty of information in the book that is useful. Some of the topics include using technology to help solve problems, the need for training and development of information technology in the workplace, the benefits of IT manpower, and how technology determines the success of a business. The book’s discussion on using technology in the workplace is quite interesting especially on the different types of technology that companies use. There is even a section on the future of technology. The book’s case studies and practical applications to provide a lot of practical ideas on how people can make use of technology in their daily lives.