The Creative Group  

Menlo Park,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 620

Recruiting for Interactive, Design & Marketing Talent

The Creative Group (TCG) is a leader among marketing and creative staffing agencies. We specialize in connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent. As the marketing and creative staffing division of Robert Half, we offer flexible staffing solutions to meet companies' project, contract-to-hire and full-time employment needs.


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  • Our popular prize wheel will be stationed at our booth all event long.  Come by and take a spin for a chance to win a mobile charger, a stylus pen, a notebook or maybe even some candy.  Can't find our booth, just listen for the clicking sound.

  • (Apr 10, 2017)
    Stop by our booth #620 and get your badge scanned for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.  One lucky winner will be drawn during Thursday morning's session.  Winner need not be present to win.

 Press Releases

  • Robert Half Salary Guides Reveal Tech and Creative Jobs with Notable Pay Growth

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- How much does a data ninja or coding wizard make? Significantly more than they did last year, according to the 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. The research shows base compensation in the technology and creative fields is expected to increase 3.8 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, in the coming year. And some roles are projected to see even bigger gains.

    View an infographic of the research highlights.

    "Companies continue to seek out highly skilled professionals who can drive digital initiatives that will help them meet business goals and increase revenue," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. "Although employers are taking a measured approach to hiring, they're moving quickly and paying competitively when they identify tech and creative candidates who are a good fit for their organization, given the tight labor market with low unemployment rates."

    The following eight jobs are expected to see substantial increases in average starting pay in 2017, according to the Robert Half Salary Guides*:

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    Job Title

    % Increase from 2016

    Average Starting Salary


    Front-End Web Developer (1-3 years of experience)


    $56,500 - $80,500


    Mobile Designer


    $80,000 - $121,500


    Data Scientist


    $116,000 - $163,500


    User Experience (UX) Designer (3-5 years of experience)


    $75,750 - $103,000


    Big Data Engineer


    $135,000 - $196,000


    Network Security Engineer


    $115,500 - $162,500


    Content Strategist


    $81,250 - $115,250


    Software Engineer


    $108,250 - $164,500

    *All salaries listed are U.S. national averages based on data published in the 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. Actual projected salary ranges may vary depending on location.

    More information, including job descriptions, for these and other high-paying career opportunities, can be found in the Robert Half Technology 2017 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of information technology positions, and The Creative Group 2017 Salary Guide, which focuses on interactive, design and marketing jobs.

    Both Robert Half Technology ( and The Creative Group ( are divisions of Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional staffing services.

  • Nearly Two-Thirds Report Problems With Their Hiring Process; Eight in 10 Have Made a Bad Hire

    MENLO PARK, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Building a successful business depends largely on hiring the right people. But as small and midsize firms expand, how strong is their hiring process? A new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half aimed to find out. Among the results:

    • Nearly half (49 percent) said most hiring managers underestimate the complexity of the hiring process.
    • Sixty-five percent cited problems with their hiring process.
    • A strong majority (81 percent) said their companies have made a bad hire.

    View an infographic of the survey findings.

    Robert Half's Small and Midsize Business Hiring survey explores perspectives of business owners and managers related to a variety of hiring issues. More than 1,000 business owners and human resources managers of United States firms ranging from one to 499 employees were surveyed by an independent research firm to gather relevant data.

    Several factors complicate hiring in smaller organizations, according to Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. "Some firms lack dedicated recruiting staff or a human resources function altogether," he said. "Multiple demands on a business owner's time also can pull attention away from recruiting and cause it to fall to the last priority."

    Numerous Costs of a Bad Hire
    Business owners noted many negative impacts of making the wrong hire:

    • On average, respondents estimated 45 hours were wasted on hiring and onboarding people who ultimately did not work out.   
    • More than half (53 percent) reported increased stress on the team that worked with the bad hire.
    • One in five (20 percent) cited decreased confidence in the managers' ability to make good hiring decisions.

    Delays to Correct Mistakes
    The research also found that while a bad hire could be identified rather quickly, correcting the mistake took longer.

    • Fifty-eight percent of small business owners said it took less than a month to realize they made a bad hiring decision; however, it took more than twice that time on average (8.8 weeks) to let the person go.
    • Nearly five more weeks passed before a replacement started working, with 68 percent of businesses putting the workload on existing staff during this time.

    Minimizing the Risks and Costs of a Bad Hire
    The survey results indicate several ways businesses can address deficiencies with their hiring process and minimize risks of making a bad hire.

    • Branch outFifty-eight percent of respondents said the best new hires come from referrals, including employees, friends, recruiters and others in their network. Go beyond posting job openings and hoping the right person will apply. Among the respondents who use recruiters, 76 percent said a recruiter was able to find a candidate they wouldn't have found on their own.
    • Delegate – Forty-five percent of owners noted that the most challenging hiring step is evaluating candidates based on their skills and potential fit; 26 percent admit it takes them too long to fill open roles. Delegating these duties to an outside resource can cut hiring timelines and save money: Forty-three percent said working with a recruiter saved the firm time because the recruiter did most of the work; 36 percent also said they saved money by finding someone more quickly.
    • Get a guarantee – Thirty-two percent of businesses working with recruiters said they do so for the service guarantee. Ask recruiters about their placement success rates and what they offer if a new hire doesn't stick.
    • Bridge the gap – Only 18 percent of respondents said they brought in temporary professionals to assist with heavy workloads while replacing bad hires. The right person can lift the burden from existing staff, keep projects moving and may be evaluated on the job for a potential full-time role.

    About Robert Half
    Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The company has 325 staffing locations worldwide and offers online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at For career and hiring advice, visit the Robert Half blog at

  • Ranked First in Industry by Fortune® Magazine

    MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) announced today it has again ranked first in its industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." Robert Half has appeared on the publication's "Most Admired Companies" list each year since 1998.

    "We are honored to be considered one of the most admired companies in the world," said Harold M. Messmer, Jr., chairman and CEO of Robert Half. "The dedication of our global teams to customer service excellence is reflected in this recognition, and we are proud of their commitment to their clients and the job seekers they place."

    Fortune® magazine rates firms based on nine key attributes, ranging from the quality of management to financial soundness and quality of products and services.

    Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & 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 administrative support professionals; Robert Half® Technology, for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal, for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group®, for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm that provides clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

    Robert Half has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide and offers job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at