At Robert Walters, we’ve built a strong team-based culture which is underpinned by our profit share bonus scheme. This discretionary bonus model has been designed to encourage a true collaborative approach between our consultants that puts our clients and candidates first.

Developed very differently to the vast majority of recruitment agencies that operate a direct commission model, being rewarded in the form of a profit share scheme means teams are truly aligned and working towards one goal. You can also have comfort in knowing that you have the full support of your peers to help you achieve your personal dreams and goals as your success contributes to their success.    

Fundamental principals

  • We reward consultants on a “job well done”
  • This approach encourages teamwork, drives better performance, and aligns our employees around common goals based on best practice
  • Quarterly bonus is discretionary and paid to consultants on both financial and non-financial objectives
  • All consultants should be aware of their target and have documented objectives which are discussed and agreed at the start of every quarter
  • The bonus dynamic ensures all members of the team are goal-aligned, and it is in the best interests of the team to help each other and work together as one 

Why it's great for...

Our colleagues


As a consultant in Robert Walters, you are given financial and non-financial targets designed to benefit you and your team for each quarter. Achievement against these targets will be taken into consideration.

New starters in our business are given every opportunity to succeed. You will receive training and support to get your productive as quickly as possible. As we operate a team-based profit share it is within all employees’ interests to ensure you are successful as quickly as possible. Robert Walters Group has a client portfolio that many others do not. You will get the opportunity to work on existing client accounts and be actively encouraged to go and build new ones also.

The development of every employee is important, and our business is built to ensure we can offer you progression within your career that is aligned to your ambitions. We have numerous examples of career paths from consultant to director and managing director. There are significant opportunities to build out new disciplines, have international careers and start-up new ventures in new territories.





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Our clients


Our model means clients receive impartial advice from a true business partner as our reward system is based on a more holisitic approach. We don’t get paid to make a “quick sale”.


Our clients benefit from this model. When they instruct a consultant to work on an open vacancy, they are getting multiple recruiters help the consultant source for this position. Our team ethos ensures we are all incentivised to help each other and generate candidates not only for our own jobs, but for all opportunities within our specific candidate skill set specialisation.


Success for us is defined by building out long-term relationships with clients and candidates. 













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Our candidates


Candidates receive a better service from us as they are introduced to all open vacancies in our business – it doesn’t matter to us which Robert Walters Group consultant places the candidate – we all work together to ensure their candidates are presented with all suitable vacancies in our business.

Many competitors operate a form of candidate ownership which means the consultant who interviews the candidate is the only person able to place the candidate and if anyone else places the candidate then there is a split fee between the placing consultant and the consultant who registered the candidate. This does not encourage sharing and is not in the best interest of the candidate or the client who will be limited by the range of candidates they may receive. It also encourages the consultants to spend their time registering candidates and generating commission from split fees and not doing the full scope of the role which should also be client facing as well.

This principle of sharing defines and shapes our behaviours daily and is a clear differentiating factor in setting us apart from our competitors. 



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Meet the team

I'm enjoying every day

After eight successful years playing football professionally across the UK, Clint decided it was time to move back to Australia with his wife and to take his career in a new direction. Find out why Clint enjoys his every day. 

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At Robert Walters, Lindy previously worked as a legal practitioner before making the move into recruitment in 2012. She discusses her career switch, and how her industry experience laid the foundation for a successful career.

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I'm globe-trotting careers

Before starting a new chapter in Australia, Rutger Bisschop worked for our Walters People business in Amsterdam. Now as a managing consultant in Melbourne, Rutger discusses how he took his career global with Robert Walters.   

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