Powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential.

Our global business model is dependent on successful economies with thriving workforces. As such, we continue to support and invest in initiatives and partnerships that help individuals and communities to fulfil their own unique potential through economic empowerment and corporate advocacy. We focus our efforts in the following areas:

  • Delivering global impact through local action
  • Providing pathways to employment
  • Investing in talent across all sections of society

Global impact through local action

As purpose-led corporate citizens, we are passionate about powering the potential of the diverse individuals and communities we serve around the world by volunteering our time and expertise, partnering with charities and non-profits, and fundraising for causes close to our employees’ hearts.

Building sustainable futures with Global Angels

Since 2017, we've worked with the Global Angels Foundation, an international development organisation working with disadvantaged communities around the world to find sustainable solutions for the provision of safe drinking water, healthcare, education, sustainable energy and small business development. Our primary support is for Global Angels' projects in Tsavo, Kenya.

While the onset of the global pandemic in 2020 meant we have been unable to send employee volunteers to Tsavo, the Group continued to focus its financial support on developing the Tsavo's growing poultry business, which is an essential part of establishing sustained economic stability for the community.

Learn more about our partnership with Global Angels >


 

Our annual Global Charity Day

Charities were among the worst impacted by the pandemic, but, despite many of our offices remaining closed, and many of our people continuing to work remotely, the Group successfully held its tenth annual Global Charity Day in October 2021.

As usual, staff chose local charities making a difference in their own communities, raising a total of £116,430 worldwide for organisations like the Life Flight Trust (New Zealand), Abhaya Foundation (India), Shine On! Kids (Japan) and MIND (UK) — all through a combination of various in-person and virtual events, challenges and competitions.

See how we celebrate Global Charity Day >

Pathways to employment

As an industry-leading global recruitment Group, we are well placed to advocate and support individuals by providing pathways to employment. Around the world, we share our skills, expertise and knowledge to support social mobility and help secure meaningful employment and careers of purpose.

Advice and support for
people leaving prison

Following a successful pilot with UK charity StandOut in 2019, the Group launched the RE:START programme in 2020, through which staff volunteers provide 1-to-1 CV assistance and job interview skills training to people who are preparing to leave prison and re-enter the workforce.

Learn more about our RE:START programme >

Supporting female talent
into technology roles

We recently partnered with Australian coding workshop She Codes to launch a new coding challenge designed for women and minorities to get a taste for a technical career. The campaign helped raise important issues about how we can encourage more women into technology-related roles.

Our partnership with She Codes >

Investing in talent

The Robert Walters Group is proud to support and nurture emerging talent both within and outside our organisation. In doing so, we achieve the promise of our Purpose: powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential.

Securing our future through home-grown talent

As a global employer, the Group takes seriously its responsibility to offer long-term careers of purpose to our employees. This, in turn, promotes a loyal client and candidate base for our business, ensuring lasting, sustainable growth. In 2021 alone, we promoted 786 employees, 55% of which were women, and delivered over 280 leadership coaching sessions globally.

Browse our latest employer awards and commendations below.

   

Providing a platform for emerging artists

In 2019, we launched the Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award, in partnership with UK New Artists and the Saatchi Gallery. The aim of the award is to discover and champion the work of exceptional young artists whose work and vision represents contemporary Britain.

While the Covid pandemic meant we were unable to sponsor an award in 2020, we devised new ways to provide a platform for emerging artists during these challenging times, from promoting their works during a weeklong social media 'takeover' by the Saatchi Gallery to hosting Instagram live sessions with the first- and second-prize winners of last year's award, who shared lessons and insights for young people looking to start a career in the arts.

Learn more about our UK New Artist of the Year Award >

   

Recent sponsorships

Part of our investment in talent is through innovative sponsorships at both local and national levels in the markets where we operate, championing excellence in the arts, sport and business.

Wherever possible, we incorporate a philanthropic element to our sponsorships, such as donating a day in our corporate box at Twickenham Stadium to the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity or leveraging our Saatchi Gallery corporate membership to promote the work of young artists in the UK. In this way, we aim to deliver maximum benefit from the sponsorship to the local communities where we work.