Curious George in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: How can RHI get so much business if they do these shoddy business practices???
Because advertising works. It is as simple as that. Businesses spend enormous amounts of money on advertising and they are not exactly wasting that money. Even if everything here was written from a negative viewpoint you are basically still helping to advertise the firm of Robert Half. It is clear to me for one that Robert Half tends to place people in accounting positions who are the traditional corporate types and not the average person who wants a job as an assembler or some blue collar job. I learned that in these forums thanks to the discussions.
I believe it was sometime in the sixties when television advertisers discovered that even a TV ad that people found a bit silly or even a bit negative actually made the name stick in peoples' minds and caused as much discussion about that company and it's products as really wonderful and pleasant ads were able to do.
In fact, TV ads were previewed by a room full of ordinary consumers and these folks were paid to just sit and watch and press a vote button on how well they liked the ad. The ads that scored the worse and the ads that scored the best were both run in a lot of circumstances.
Example.. Look at the advertising for the 'Thigh Master" device. Many people hated the ads and had a lot of negative things to say about the device and the women who advertised its use but we ALL have heard of the product and many people have bought it.
Even the successful stock trader will take into consideration what the odd lotters are doing. The theory is that people who don't buy more than a hundred shares don't know what they are doing so if the odd lot sales are down, that is an indication to buy.