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 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 >

Supporting Ukraine

As the tragedy of the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, the region faces a humanitarian crisis as millions of people are forced to leave their country, many who are skilled professionals who want to work. And as a global recruitment firm we are able to help.

We are incredibly proud to support goodjob, a platform helping Ukrainians displaced by the war find new jobs, access mentoring, and connect to a community and network of global professionals. Co-founded by one of our own consultants, Dana Okomaniuk, based in Japan but originally from Ukraine, we are providing her with the time and resources she needs to focus on this important project, as well as support from our technology, innovation, communications and leadership teams. We have also engaged six Ukrainian professionals within our Technology & Transformation team.

In addition, we have also donated to RefuAid, a charity that provides support and access to employment opportunities in the UK for refugees, through language tuition, education, finance and meaningful employment. 

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 collaboration with UK New Artists and the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London. The aim of the award is to discover and champion the work of exceptional new artists whose work and vision represents contemporary Britain.

2021 saw over 900 outstanding entries submitted for the award, with 10 exceptional finalists exhibiting their work at Saatchi Gallery, where the winners of the £10,000 first prize and £5,000 second prize were announceed at the exhibition opening night. This year also saw the first People's Choice Award, voted for by the public via our Digital Gallery.

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.