Q4 2013 Earnings Call Transcript

Transcript Call Date 01/30/2014

Small and midsized businesses are keenly aware that our fees are not expensive when compared to the cost of hiring the wrong person. The regulatory and compliance space is one area where we're seeing a greater need for skilled finance and information technology talent.

Financial services regulation such as Dodd Frank creating demand by companies for compliance expertise. Likewise, U.S. health care reform and consumer protection regulations are fueling demand for our services.

The global regulatory environment is creating demand for both Protiviti and Staffing Services. We also see upside in our technology staffing business. The push by companies to implement new technologies is driving new business for us, particularly, among small and midsized clients.

These businesses are investing in customized software, IT security, robust websites and social media. In addition, technology driven marketing strategies in eDiscovery are catalysts for our creative staffing business and for Robert Half Legal.

At this time we'll be happy to answer questions. We would ask you please limit yourself to one question as usual and a single follow-up as needed. If time permits, we'll certainly try to return to you later in the call if you have additional questions. Thank you.

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