Founded in 1948, Robert Half initially provided staffing for just accounting businesses. With the desire to provide expertise on the field, recruiters thoroughly researched accounting businesses and then passed their research on to applicants in order to make them more appealing candidates for open positions.
Their tactic worked. Today, Robert Half is considered the first and largest staffing agency for accounting businesses. Over the years they've expanded to include six other fields, and they've been steadily growing. In 1986 they brought in $7 million, and as if that weren't impressive enough, they made $4.2 billion in 2013.
With headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the company also has 400 locations around the world. It is the parent company of Protiviti, which has 70 locations in 20 countries outside the US. The current CEO of Robert Half is Harold M. Messmer Jr., and Paul F. Gentzkow is the president.
More than ten thousand employees strong, Robert Half has quite the reputation. As of 2014, it has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies for 15 years in a row, and it has also received awards for being one of the best places to work, having strong ethics, having great human resources, and even being eco-friendly.
In 1986, Paul Sarvadi devised an outsourcing model that would lighten the burden of business owners' lives by providing human resource and administrative services. Despite humble beginnings, Sarvadi rented a 600 square foot office space and had one telephone. From there, he grew the business and in 2014, Insperity brought in $2.4 billion.
Insperity currently services over 100,000 businesses with more than 2 million employees. On the corporate side of things, Insperity has over 2,200 employees. In January 1997, Insperity became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.
As part of Insperity's "full service" human resources platform, they offer the following services to companies and employees:
There are 57 offices in the United States with corporate headquarters in Kingwood, Texas. They offer two different full-service human resources packages. One for companies ranging in size from 5-149 employees and then for businesses with 150-5,000 employees.