Women in Business 2014: Amanda Howell, Robert Half

Vice president, Robert Half, 100 B St., Ste. 220, Santa Rosa 95401, 707-578-3355, roberthalffinance.com

Age: 44

Residence: Rohnert Park

Education: B.S., business management, with an emphasis in human resources, San Francisco State University

Staff: Three

[caption id="attachment_94218" align="alignright" width="221"] Amanda Howell[/caption]

Tell us about yourself and your company: I am a recruiting professional with over 20 years in the field. For 12-plus years I have been with Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. With more than 340 locations worldwide, we have a comprehensive network of highly skilled talent to assist clients with even their toughest business challenges. For more than 15 years, we have been named to Fortune magazine’s list of Most Admired Companies, and we are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. 

One thing that truly distinguishes us is our specialized approach -- each division has a separate focus: Accountemps, Robert Half Finance and Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam, for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half Technology, for IT professionals; Robert Half Legal Legal for the staffing of attorneys, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group, for interactive, design, marketing advertising and public relations professionals.

Is there a major accomplishment in the past year or so that you would like to share? I recently ranked No. 1 in the world for President’s Club at Robert Half’s annual achievement awards, based on my contribution to the company in 2013. Being based in the North Bay, I was so proud to have ranked above colleagues in large markets in Germany, United Kingdom, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, etc.

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