Our people are our business, so we take seriously our responsibilities as an employer to our global workforce. 

As an employer, the Group is dedicated to offering long-term careers of purpose to our employees, and we recognise the unique contribution and value that each person brings to our team. We strive to offer our people long-term careers, because we know that, by retaining the best talent, we are better able to build a loyal client and candidate base for our business, ensuring lasting, sustainable growth.

Learn more about our approach as a responsible employer and our labour management standards below.


Our strategy

Robert Walters Group operates in a highly competitive sector. As a professional services company, the way we compensate our people has been fundamental to our culture and our success over the years. We pay well across the Group, based upon talent, merit and performance. Central to this approach is our non-commission model, whereby we reward employees with team-based bonuses (rather than individual commissions), which ensures that our people work together for the best interest of our clients and candidates. This is integral to our deeply rooted culture of teamwork.

Our policies on labour management standards

We maintain strict policies that apply to our global business, ensuring that we act in a responsible way as an employer, and that we are vigilant for activity, within our own business or within our supply chain, that would infringe on the rights of any worker. View our labour management standards policies below:

How we develop and support our people

Ensuring that our people have access to development opportunities is central to the way we retain talent. By investing in their growth, we play a key role in shaping their professional development and can better support their ongoing career progression.

Both globally and locally, we offer a variety of options for employees to further their education and develop their technical or managerial skills throughout their careers with us.

Programmes and training offering

  • Rewards to mark anniversaries with the business, like shopping vouchers, additional days of paid annual leave or even free trips
  • Career pathways are established to give staff clear visibility of their opportunities for progression
  • Regular calendar of social activities to create a dynamic culture where people want to stay
  • Study leave is offered on a case-by-case basis
  • Financial support for degree-level courses, such as MBAs
  • Opportunities for employees to pursue degrees while working for us
  • Technical skills-based training for consultants and back-office staff
  • Online portal for employees, covering a wide range of hard and soft skills training modules
  • Language training, especially for non-native English speakers
  • Structured management training for developing new managers (conducted both in-house and with external experts)
  • Local 1:1 coaching programmes led by our in-house experts
  • Partnerships with external bodies like INSEAD

How we reward and celebrate our people

Our people go above and beyond to make our business successful, so it's only right that they should be rewarded for their efforts. Beyond their normal salaries and team-based bonuses, we offer a range of outstanding benefits to incentivise our people and thank them for a job well done.

Top Achievers Weekend

Each year, qualifying top achievers from our front and back office are invited to five-star, all-expenses-paid trips to exciting destinations like Las Vegas, Cambodia and Cancun.

Global Explorer Programme

High performers can take advantage of our global presence through the Global Explorer Programme, visiting one of our offices to learn more about our business and expand their international networks.

Global Angels Volunteering

Each year, eight employees are chosen to volunteer 'on the ground' in Kenya with the Global Angels Foundation, as we work to support critical development projects for the Itinyi Valley community.

Global Charity Day

An annual celebration since 2012, Global Charity Day sees staff come together to support and raise money for chosen charities that are making a difference in their own local communities.

Referral Bounties

Building our team through referrals is a long-standing tradition. In return for sourcing top talent for our business, we offer attractive cash bounties for successful referrals.

Health and wellness support

In addition to our global Employee Assistance Programme, we offer a variety of local wellbeing benefits, from mental health support to private medical insurance packages.