By M. Keith Waddell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Half
In today’s world, with its many challenges and crises, we know that we must continue our journey to integrate social responsibility and sustainability throughout our business and in the communities where we live and work. In 2021, Robert Half continued to find new ways to deliver on environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities, culminating in the new release of Leading With Integrity, our 2021 ESG report.
ESG represents three areas for risks and opportunities that stakeholders expect companies to address through programs, policies, and services:
Environmental — How the company performs as a steward of nature
Social — How the company manages relations with employees, customers, suppliers and communities
Governance — How the company’s leadership, board and shareholder rights are examined and structured. This includes how the company upholds data privacy and security.
We historically shared ESG progress through our Corporate Citizenship Report every two years. However, with the increasing importance and focus on ESG matters, we are moving to an annual cadence of reporting.
The report includes details about how we are living our values, engaging in our communities and making meaningful progress in our sustainability commitments.
Here are a few highlights from 2021:
85 per cent of our workforce said Robert Half and Protiviti are great places to work.
Our AI-driven technology provided more than 10 million job recommendations to job seekers in each month of 2021.
Robert Half and Protiviti contributed nearly $6 million in total community investment around the globe, including our corporate contributions to nonprofit partners, matching gifts and volunteer time.
42 per cent of our U.S. supplier spend supported small and diverse businesses.
You can access the 2021 ESG report on our website to learn more about the actions we take to address our ESG priorities as part of our commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.
M. Keith Waddell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized talent solutions and business consulting firm, with more than 400 locations worldwide.