Robert Half frequently appears on “Best Places to Work” lists around the world and has continuously been named to Fortune’s annual list of Most Admired Companies since 1998. One reason for this is reflected in the company’s mission statement to create a work environment where employees can thrive and innovate. Its corporate communications department fully embraces this philosophy. An outside observer might even describe employees as a family, rooting for one another and pitching in to help as needed.
The corporate communications department fosters an environment where team members are encouraged to find their strengths. Some employees have made lateral moves based on their talents and interests, and others have risen through the ranks in more traditional ways.
Leaders strive to identify what activities engage and motivate team members and then steer employees toward tasks that play on those talents. They follow Robert Half’s philosophy of promoting from within wherever possible. In fact, the department’s entire leadership team rose through the ranks, beginning their careers at Robert Half as PR specialists and managers, writers and editors.
The voluntary turnover rate is particularly low in Robert Half’s corporate communications department. The average tenure of the 36-person team is eight years, and more than 40 percent have over 10 years’ tenure. It’s quite common for the department to celebrate 10-, 15- or 20-year anniversaries.