Strategic Alliances and Relationships

Robert Half has forged strategic alliances and relationships with trade associations to better serve the professionals in the fields we serve. We contribute to the mission of each trade organization by working together to develop thought leadership, awards and scholarship programs, training and development sessions, and hiring and job search resources for the members of these organizations.

As a result of these relationships, we are often called upon to help with the hiring or job search needs of the highly skilled members of these professional trade organizations.

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)

Robert Half supports the AFWA and its mission of advancing women in the finance and accounting industry. Formerly the American Society of Women Accountants, and founded in 1938, the AFWA has grown to more than 100 chapters throughout the United States. AFWA is dedicated to enabling women in all fields of accounting and finance to achieve their personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of the profession.


Founded in 1914, AIGA is the world’s largest and most influential design organization. AIGA oversees an extensive membership network of more than 22,000 professional designers and students and serves as the authority, resource and advocate for the entire communication design industry. Through a range of programs, AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and supports designers across the arc of their careers. To address the unique opportunities and challenges faced by designers working in-house, AIGA partnered with The Creative Group (TCG) to form “INitiative,” a program to help in-house designers make a greater impact at their companies, evolve professionally and connect with a broader network of peers.

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has more than 200 chapters across the U.S. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The Creative Group is among the nearly 100 blue-chip corporate AAF members that include advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA® )

Robert Half is honored to have a strategic alliance with the AICPA, being named the exclusive provider of financial staffing services through the AICPA Member Discount Program. With more than 400,000 members, the AICPA is the premier national professional association for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employees and clients.

AICPA members can receive exclusive discounts from Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources through the AICPA Member Discount Program.

We are also pleased to offer 4 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to outstanding students pursuing an accounting or accounting-related undergraduate or graduate degree.

American Payroll Association (APA)

Robert Half is proud to be the exclusive financial staffing partner of the APA and an honored sponsor of National Payroll Week. With more than 20,000 members, the APA is the leading society for payroll professionals. Dedicated to providing a forum for continual development and recognition of the payroll profession, the APA conducts more than 300 payroll education conferences and seminars across the country each year and publishes a complete library of resources. Additionally, APA offers two certification programs — the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) — that verify the specialized knowledge, skills and abilities of payroll professionals.

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

The Association of Corporate Counsel is the “in-house bar association” of 40,000 attorneys, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide. The association promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve understanding of the role of in-house attorneys and encourages advancements in standards of corporate legal practice. Robert Half Legal is a supporter of the ACC through a variety of programs and events.

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

With more than 23,000 members and 37 chapters, ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos across all industries. Established in 1972, ALPFA is the first national Latino professional association in the United States. Robert Half is proud to support ALPFA by providing four scholarships granted in the amount of $2,500 each. Two are made available to students who show potential to lead their future professionals while the other two are offered to the Women of ALPFA program. 

Founded in 1919, BAP is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are more than 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since BAP’s formation. BAP recognizes outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance and information systems; promotes the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines; and provides opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals.

Dress for Success®

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Among other programs and initiatives, Robert Half participates in suit drives to provide business attire for disadvantaged women.


Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement entrepreneurial projects around the globe. It helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Robert Half is a proud partner of Enactus at the Platinum Chairman’s Club level and is the primary sponsor of the US. National Expo Career Fair, participating on the judging panel at the national and regional competitions.

Financial Executives International® (FEI)

FEI’s mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations and the profession. As the premier professional organization for senior corporate financial executives, FEI serves more than 11,500 members globally.

Robert Half and Protiviti are proud to be a Strategic Partner of the FEI in which we collaborate with the FEI to produce thought leadership and are involved in engagement opportunities through several FEI platforms and channels. We are the single organization able to completely integrate consulting and staffing expertise for the FEI.

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA)

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has been a business-to-business information source for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, research, trends, technology, products and services through its print and digital magazine as well as its website, newsletter and mobile app. The GDUSA brand also celebrates industry milestones and luminaries through featured awards and several national design competitions that showcase the best in Graphic Design, Inhouse Design, Web Design, Package Design, Healthcare Design and Digital Design. The Creative Group is a sponsor of several of these awards and competitions, and regularly contributes content for GDUSA publications.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible. Robert Half is proud support the HSF by granting four scholarships at $2,500.


For more than 10 years, Robert Half Technology has supported HDI, a leading internal and external technology service and support professional association with more than 5,500 members worldwide. As the national HDI Awards sponsor, Robert Half Technology is dedicated to the recognition of the industry’s best support center talent recognizing the Desktop Support Technician of the Year, Manager of the Year, Analyst of the Year and Team Excellence awards at the annual HDI Conference each year. 

International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP)

Robert Half Technology is a distinguished member and national sponsor of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners — US (IAMCP). IAMCP focuses on collaboration by connecting Microsoft partners from all over the world to leverage joint strengths, enhance relationships and develop a community centered on innovation.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA)

The IIA’s mission is to provide dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Established in 1941, The IIA serves over 185,000 members in internal auditing, governance and internal control, IT audit, education, and security from more than 165 countries. The world’s leader in certification, research and technological guidance for the profession, The IIA serves as the profession’s watchdog and resource on significant auditing issues around the globe.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 countries.

As a benefit of Robert Half's partnership with IMA, our candidates can take advantage of a free trial membership in IMA, which includes access to the CMA program, webinars, courses, career tools, networking opportunities, and more. Get more details about the free trial membership online or ask your recruiter today.

Microsoft® Partner Network (MPN) 

Robert Half Technology is proud to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network with the following competencies:

Gold Competencies:

  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Collaboration and Content
  • Datacenter
  • Windows and Devices

Silver Competencies:

  • Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Platform

These credentials demonstrate Robert Half Technology’s expertise in Microsoft solutions and give us access to resources from Microsoft to serve our customers better.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. Robert Half Legal is honored to support the MCCA through its contribution to the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. scholarship program and participation in events and programs.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

The National Association of Black Accountants is a membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of color in the accounting, finance, consulting, information technology and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 people of color in these fields, NABA advances people and careers by providing education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of their motto: Lifting As We Climb.

Robert Half is proud to grant 10 students who are pursuing their college degrees with scholarships of $1,000 each.

New York University

Robert Half is proud to support New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with an annual donation of $10,000 for the Robert Half Memorial Scholarship, given each academic year to one exceptional student with a declared major in either accounting or finance. 

Oracle® (as a Gold Partner)

Robert Half Technology is a Gold Partner in the Oracle Partner Network. As a member in this program, Oracle has recognized Robert Half Technology for its commitment to establishing expertise and excellence in delivering Oracle products and services that uniquely address the challenges of joint customers and partners.


Robert Half employs people of all ages and has therefore been awarded’s Age-Friendly Employer Certification, which is an initiative to identify employers who maintain policies, practices and programs consistent with employment of people age 50 and older based solely on their proficiency, qualifications and contribution. This certification indicates an employer’s recognition of the unique value of age 50+ workers as well as their commitment to providing meaningful employment, development opportunities, and competitive pay and benefits.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

The Creative Group is the creative staffing agency of choice for RISD students and alumni. Founded in 1877, RISD has earned an international reputation as the leading college of art and design in the United States. Recently ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of The World’s 25 Best Design Schools, RISD is known for its phenomenal faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities and its hands-on, studio-based approach to learning — one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand. Through the accomplishments of its 26,000 alumni, the college champions the vital role artists and designers play in satisfying the global demand for innovation.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

The United Negro College Fund is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

Robert Half is proud to support the United Negro College Fund with an annual donation of $10,000 to support the Campaign for Emergency Student Aid.