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MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing firm Robert Half (NYSE symbol: RHI) recently joined the global list of signatories to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of the UNGC and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The UNGC is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, with nearly 10,000 participants in 160 countries. By becoming a signatory, Robert Half has pledged to operate responsibly, in alignment with universal sustainability principles in four categories: human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
The WEPs build on the UNGC with additional guidelines for advancing gender equality. The seven Principles provide best practices for empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
"Robert Half commits to fully supporting the UN Global Compact and the Women's Empowerment Principles," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half. "Our company's business practices have been guided by the motto 'Ethics First' and a focus on gender equality since our founding 70 years ago."
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting, and Robert Half® Management Resources for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam® for highly skilled administrative support professionals; Robert Half® Technology for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group® for creative, digital, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm that provides clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.
Robert Half has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide and offers job search services at roberthalf.com. For an in-depth look at how Robert Half is helping communities locally and across the globe, download its corporate citizenship report.
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