Our ED&I partnerships and accreditations

In 2020, the Robert Walters Group appointed Pearn Kandola to conduct a global review of our ED&I policies and practices, and recommend improvements across all areas of our strategy. Taking swift action on these recommendations, the Group has already made progress by:

  • Creating a Group-wide ED&I council for employees and management to discuss topical issues and ensure that we are listening to the diverse needs of our people
  • Implementing an inclusive leadership training programme for all directors and above, including our Operating Board
  • Rolling out ED&I manager training as part of the Group’s manager training programme

Having now completed these important foundational actions, the Group has appointed VERCIDA Consulting, leading inclusion management experts, as its global ED&I strategic partner. Led by Dan Robertson, the VERCIDA Consulting team will help us drive our ED&I strategy forward over the next year, with a particular focus on developing internal expertise through training and education, and driving best-in-class service for clients, as we work to better promote diverse hiring practices and deliver advisory services.

The Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Graduate Employers’ list in association with graduate employment website GradConnection has revealed where graduates are keen to work, and Robert Walters is featured for the second year running.

We are proud signatories of The Valuable 500, a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

Robert Walters (Australia) are compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act) for the 2019-2020 reporting period. We are committed to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reporting process and proud to contribute towards gender equality outcomes in the workplace.

The Group is currently undertaking Clear Assured recognition, which identifies and removes barriers in recruitment for disabled, BAME, LGBTQ and other under-represented candidates.

Our Commitment to Equality Has Been Recognised Internationally

  • 2020

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    Great Place to Work UK 2020
    Excellence in Wellbeing

    For the second year running, Robert Walters UK has been recognised by Great Place to Work® as a centre of excellence in wellbeing. 

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    Great Place to Work UK 2020

    Robert Walters and Walters People UK were recognised in Great Place to Work®’s 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ for the third year in a row, ranking 21st place in the large organisations category. 

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    UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women

    Robert Walters and Walters People UK were recognised by Great Place to Work® as one of the best places for women to work in 2020. Our UK business ranked 18th place in the large organisations category.

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    Disruptive HR #BetterNormalAwards

    Disruptive HR recognised the Robert Walters Group for implementation of its virtual coaching programme during the global pandemic, supporting all staff from all backgrounds. The #BetterNormalAwards seek to celebrate companies that have used the Covid-19 crisis to improve the way they deliver HR. 



  • 2019

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    Great Place To Work UK 2019

    Our UK business has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for the second year running. Ranking 19th in the Best Large Places to Work category (251 – 1,000 employees).


  • 2018

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    LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged 2018

    The Robert Walters Group is proud to be named a Top 4 Most Socially Engaged Recruiter on LinkedIn. The list is based on extensive analysis of thousands of data points, for more than 38,000 search and staffing companies listed on LinkedIn.

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    2018 Recruiter Awards

    Robert Walters UK has been named Best Large Recruitment Agency 2018. The judges credited Robert Walters win to our financial success, international growth, commitment to social engagement and innovative approach.

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    Great Place To Work 2018

    Robert Walters UK and France & Robert Walters and Walters People Netherlands have been recognised in the 2018 Best Workplaces ranking. 

  • 2017

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    The Global Recruiter Awards 2017

    Robert Walters has won the prize for Best Use of Social Media at The Global Recruiter Awards 2017. The judges named Robert Walters the winner due to our coordinated social media presence, innovative campaigns and huge increase in social media followers.

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    2017 Best International Recruiter

    Robert Walters was awarded Best International Recruiter 2017 at the Recruitment International Awards. The judges credited Robert Walters win to the business's broad and growing international network of offices, strong financial performance and successful track record of supporting international moves for candidates.

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    LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged

    Robert Walters has been named a Top 3 Most Socially Engaged Recruiter on LinkedIn for the third year running. The accolade is awarded to recruitment companies who have built strong global social engagement strategies, cross culture and is based on interactions with LinkedIn’s members.

  • 2016

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    National Online Recruitment Awards
    Best National Recruitment Agency

    Robert Walters has been named Best National Recruitment Agency at the 2016 National Online Recruitment Awards. The NORAs recognise outstanding online achievement in recruitment, with nominees assessed on the accessibility and design of their website, the volume of vacancies available and their social media presence.

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    Top 3 Most Socially Engaged 2016

    We are proud to announce that we have placed in the top three of LinkedIn’s global list of the 25 Most Socially Engaged Companies in the Recruitment Industry for 2016.