Robert Walters, CEO

What we do

Our story begins in 1985, when the Group opened its first office in central London. Since then we have developed into a global business, and now operate in a diverse range of markets worldwide.

For over 37 years, businesses across the globe have relied on us to find the very best specialist professionals and we are trusted to help build the careers of the world’s leading executives, job move after job move.

It’s a success story we’re proud of and one that’s built on the strength and passion of our people. As the business continues to expand, we operate with the same commitment to service and quality.

Every candidate is treated as an individual with a focus on advising and consulting. It means we continually have the best candidates on the market to offer our clients.

Robert Walters, CEO
Robert Walters Group

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Our misson, purpose and core principles

Since 1985, we’ve been on a mission to be the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy. To achieve this, we’ve needed to distinguish ourselves both on the quality of service we offer, as well as through a unifying purpose — to power people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential.

We’ve also remained committed to the same core principles that have driven our success from the beginning. These principles of teamwork, integrity, passion, innovation and quality ensure our consultants are always putting the needs of candidates and clients first.

Together, our mission, purpose and core principles underpin our working culture around the world. Moreover, they continue to cement our reputation as the recruiter of choice, trusted by the world’s leading organisations and professionals.

Our brands

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Robert Walters

Established in 1985, Robert Walters plc is a world-leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy and the core brand of the Group. Hiring managers world-wide rely on us to find their best specialist professionals and our clients range from the largest corporates world-wide through to SMEs and start ups. We recruit people for permanent, contract and interim roles across the world.

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Walters People

Walters People is part of the Robert Walters Group and is our junior professional staffing brand operating across BelgiumFranceHong KongIreland, the NetherlandsSpain and the UK. We focus on recruiting temporary and contract positions but also recruit junior permanent roles across operational accounting, tax & treasury, finance, banking, HR & payroll, business support and sales.

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Resource Solutions

Resource Solutions is a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed services. Since 1997 we’ve been helping the world’s leading businesses shorten their time to hire, and cut recruitment costs – among the biggest expenses for any business. We’re known for the quality of our delivery, innovation and our people. Find out more about Resource Solutions.

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Our strategy

The Group’s strategy for growth is centered on international expansion and discipline diversification.

But we haven’t grown by snapping up our rivals, we’ve done it by making sure we deliver on our promises. And that’s meant more companies and professionals want to work with us. Quality and integrity are our watchwords.

Our growth is largely organic, with the Group only making 3 market-entry acquisitions in its 37 year history. Driving growth through further specializing in our existing recruitment disciplines and the launching of new specialist teams means we're helping more and more job seekers and organisations across the world.

Robert Walters in New Zealand

First established in 1997 our New Zealand business has been successfully operating for over 20 years. We now have two well established offices in both Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. 

Our specialist consultants are industry experts with an in-depth understanding of the local market. Our global network and dedicated New Zealand international candidate manager means we can easily source international talent for your organisation.

 

New Zealand disciplines

Our New Zealand offices specialise in permanent, contract and temporary recruitment across a wide range disciplines including accounting & finance, banking & financial services, executive search, engineering & technical, human resources, information technology, policy & regulatory, procurement & supply chain, property & facilities, sales, marketing & communications and secretarial & business support.

  1. Accounting & Finance
  2. Banking & Financial Services
  3. Business Transformation
  4. Human Resources
  5. Information Technology
  6. Legal
  7. Property & Facilities Management
  8. Procurement & Supply Chain
  9. Sales, Marketing & Communications
  10. Secretarial & Business Support

Why we're different

  1. We're specialists

    Our consultants are specialists in the fields they recruit for, with strong personal relationships and wide industry networks. That means our candidates can trust our expertise in finding the right role for even the most niche skill sets, and in turn, our clients get the peace of mind that any candidate we put forward will have the right skills for the job.
  2. People before profit

    We’re known for our non-commission model, which means that our consultants don’t receive individual sales commission, instead they’re rewarded on a team profit-share basis. This not only ensures that our clients and candidates come first, but it also promotes a positive working culture where teamwork and collaboration is incentivised.
  3. Integrity is part of our DNA

    When you work with us as a candidate, rest assured that we’ll never send your CV to an employer without your permission. Quite simply, we don’t think it’s right. And we’ll never push you to accept a role just to make a fee — we’re with you for the long term, and want you to make the right choice for your career.
  4. Trusted insight from the experts
    In addition to our regular research on key recruitment and job market trends, our annual Salary Survey is a crucial decision-making tool for clients and candidates worldwide. Meanwhile, our insights tools enable us to advise and guide our clients’ hiring decisions through deeper, data-driven conversations.
  5. More innovative, more human

    We track, test and trial hundreds of new technologies each year to see if they can increase our productivity and give our consultants more time to do what they do best — building human connections and personal relationships. Around the world, our innovations are increasingly helping us streamline candidate searches and become more inclusive, reaching a wider and more diverse talent pool than ever before.
  6. Recognised around the world

    Our purpose drives the high quality of service we deliver around the world, and we’re honoured to be recognised for our commitment to clients and candidates. Recently, we’ve won awards for Excellence in Wellbeing (UK), Best Consumer Brand (South Korea), Top Graduate Employer (Australia), and have been named as industry leaders in France (Les Echos), Germany (FOCUS Magazine), Switzerland (Statista), Japan (TALiNT) and the Middle East (TALiNT).
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