Robert Half International Inc was established in 1948. The Company provides staffing and risk consulting services through such divisions as Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group, and Protiviti. The Company, through its Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, and Robert Half Management Resources divisions, is a provider of temporary, full-time, and project professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. OfficeTeam specializes in skilled temporary administrative support personnel. Robert Half Technology provides information technology professionals. Robert Half Legal provides temporary, project, and full-time staffing of attorneys and specialized support personnel within law firms and corporate legal departments. The Creative Group provides project staffing in the interactive media, design, and marketing fields. Protiviti, which began operations in 2002, is a business consulting and internal audit firm. Protiviti, which employs professionals specializing in risk, advisory and transactional services, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Its segments include temporary and consultant staffing, permanent placement staffing and risk consulting and internal audit services. The temporary and consultant segment provides specialized staffing in the accounting and finance, administrative and office, information technology, legal, advertising, marketing and web design fields. The permanent placement segment provides full-time personnel in the accounting, finance, administrative and office, and information technology fields. The risk consulting segment provides business and technology risk consulting and internal audit services. The Company's staffing services face competition in attracting clients as well as skilled specialized employment candidates. The staffing business is competitive, with a number of firms offering services similar to those provided by the Company on a national, regional or local basis. In many areas the local companies are the strongest competitors. The Company operates in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company's business is subject to extensive government regulation and a failure to comply with regulations could harm its business.