HAROLD MESSMER, CEO OF ROBERT HALF ALIX COLOW. PICK UP. COURTESY OF ROBERT HALFCourtesy of Robert Half
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Robert Half’s 22 straight quarters of double-digit net income growth reflect Messmer’s sustained success at the staffing firm. Since becoming CEO in 1986, Messmer has propelled company revenues from $7 million to $4.7 billion in 2014 and close to $5 billion is expected this year. The company, best known for accounting and finance placements—70% of them for temporary or consulting assignments—is building up its business in tech. The improving U.S. economy and increasing competition for tech talent have fueled recent growth. Recognizing the need to keep hires happy, Messmer has made Robert Half one of the top places to work by creating an open and transparent culture that promotes innovation.