Robert Half Canada recognized with Community Service Award

    Canadian Employees Contribute More Than 7,500 Volunteer Hours to
    Nonprofit Organizations

    TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - Robert Half Canada has been recognized with the
2009 Community Service Award from the Association of Canadian Search,
Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS), the national voice of the
employment and staffing industry. The award recognizes organizations that make
an extraordinary commitment to, and have a genuine concern for, the community
at large by supporting charities, educational and other community groups.
    Robert Half Canada contributed more than 7,500 hours of community service
as part of a global volunteer initiative -- "60,000 Hours for 60 Years of
Service" (60K60) campaign -- to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary in
2008. More than 200 community organizations were supported through employee
efforts, which included participation in charity runs, soap box derbies,
fundraising and coaching youth sporting events. Employees also shared
workplace and industry knowledge at more than 100 professional association
conferences, workshops and seminars.
    "Investing in community and professional associations is of increased
importance in today's economy as many organizations are facing operational and
fundraising challenges," said Kathryn Bolt, president of Robert Half Canada.
"While giving back to the community is reward in itself, the morale- and
team-building shared amongst staff also became valuable attributes of the
    Robert Half Canada was recognized at the ACSESS annual conference in
Montreal on May 1, 2009.

    About Robert Half Canada

    Robert Half Canada is a subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc., the
world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company's specialized
staffing divisions include Accountemps(R), Robert Half(R) Finance & Accounting
and Robert Half(R) Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project
professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance;
OfficeTeam(R), for highly skilled temporary administrative support personnel;
Robert Half(R) Technology, for information technology professionals; Robert
Half(R) Legal, for legal personnel; and The Creative Group(R), for
advertising, marketing and web design professionals. Robert Half Canada has
staffing operations in 22 locations across Canada. For more information, visit

    About ACSESS

    ACSESS promotes best practices and ethical standards for the recruitment,
employment and staffing services industry in Canada. With more than 1,200
member offices offering staffing solutions in the areas of professional
search, and temporary and contract staffing, ACSESS members provide a key
service to businesses and offer a broad range of career planning and
employment opportunities to their clients. For more information, visit

    About the Community Service Award

    The ACSESS Community Service Award is presented to a member company that
has shown an extraordinary commitment to, and genuine concern for, the
community at large. To be eligible for this award, a company and its employees
must be involved in public service activities that return value to the
community by supporting charities, educational and other community groups.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts, Kristie Perrotte, District
Public Relations, Manager, Robert Half International (Canada), (416) 350-2330,; Amanda Curtis, Executive Director, Association of
Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, (905) 826-6869, (888)

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