What we do
Powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential
Our story began in 1985, when our founder Robert Walters opened the first office in central London determined to build a reputation for being different, innovative and memorable. Since then, we have developed into a global business, and now operate in a diverse range of markets worldwide.
For over 38 years, businesses across the globe have relied on us to find the very best specialist professionals and we are trusted to help build the careers of the world’s leading executives, job move after job move.
It’s a success story we’re proud of and one that’s built on the strength and passion of our people. As the business continues to expand, we operate with the same commitment to service and quality.
Every candidate is treated as an individual with a focus on advising and consulting. It means we continually have the best candidates on the market to offer our clients.
Toby Fowlston, CEO
Robert Walters Group
Mission, values and purpose
We want to be the world’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy and recruitment outsourcing provider. That means being the first name the world's businesses choose whenever they need to hire the best.
And being first means being clear in terms of the quality of service we provide our clients and our candidates. Our focus on quality in all we do, integrity, and teamwork are values that run through the heart of the business.
Together, these values underpin our purpose as a business: powering people and organisations to fulfil their unique potential. So every decision we make enriches our client relationships, deepens our candidate understanding and strengthens our commitment to colleagues.
From the first office to the 31st country we want to create a fulfilling environment for our people to work in and instil a belief in doing things the right way.
The Group’s strategy for growth is centered on international expansion and discipline diversification.
But we haven’t grown by snapping up our rivals, we’ve done it by making sure we deliver on our promises. And that’s meant more companies and professionals want to work with us. Quality and integrity are our watchwords.
Our growth is largely organic, with the Group only making 3 market-entry acquisitions in its 38 year history. Driving growth through further specializing in our existing recruitment disciplines and the launching of new specialist teams means we're helping more and more job seekers and organisations across the world.
Robert Walters in Switzerland
We've been a driving force in Switzerland recruitment market providing high quality candidates for our clients and access to the best jobs. We always put the interests of our clients and candidates first and run the only non-commission recruitment firm. That means we can find the best fit for employer and job seeker and don't push people into unsuitable roles.
All of our consultants have industry experience within their specialty which permits them to combine both technical and HR expertise.
Director Robert Walters Switzerland
T: +41 44 809 3513
We're a truly global search firm with deep knowledge of our local markets and specialise in placing accounting, finance, banking & financial services, technology, luxury goods and professional services and consulting professionals at SMEs and multinationals.
Why we're different
- We're specialists
We have specialist teams who are experts in their area. Whether they're recruiting in accountancy or the marketing sector, you won’t find them working in areas outside their field of expertise.
- Team-based culture
We don’t operate on a commission basis, instead we offer team-based profit share - ensuring candidates have access to a range of companies so the right person is placed in the right job.
- We act with integrity
If you register with us, we will never send out your CV without your permission. Quite simply, we don’t think it’s right. And we don’t push people to accept a role just to make a fee.
Throughout the year we produce regular market reports and research on key recruitment and job market trends. Our annual Global Salary Survey and bonus surveys serve as crucial decision-making tools for clients and our Jobs Index tracks job advertising volumes in Switzerland, offering key insights into the job market.
- Industry innovators
We were the first to launch a Global Salary Survey, a 500 page guide to salaries, the first to launch a recruitment outsourcing business, and the first to launch a Salary Checker app, downloaded 250,000 times. The Group's mobile apps have been downloaded in excess of 150,000 times in the last two years.
Best Recruitment Innovation 2015, Best Recruitment Company in China 2015, Grand Winner HR Asia Recruitment Awards 2015 and Best Marketing Team 2014 are just some of our recent achievements. We're pleased to say we've been consistently singled out for our dedication to clients and candidates.