Robert Walters

Rolling out a new platform to host local market sites within a consistent global framework.


Established in 1985, Robert Walters is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, employing over 2,800 people across 24 countries worldwide. Faced with the challenge of a legacy and ageing content platform, Robert Walters engaged us to create a brand new platform on Adobe Experience Manager using our industry-leading site production accelerator, Zen Garden.


Proof of concept lay in the speedy delivery of a brand new site for Resource Solutions, Robert Walter’s market-leading specialists in recruitment outsourcing. Using Zen Garden’s layout engine and flexible components, Cognifide delivered this new site in less than 2 months.

The speed and success of this project proved that Robert Walters could use Zen Garden to effectively manage the build of all of their country sites across the new platform. Cognifide then began the next development phase which saw the launch of the core US market site to be closely followed by the roll out of 22 local market sites.

An underlying objective throughout was to make Robert Walters’ internal teams more self-sufficient. Cognifide designed a bespoke on-boarding project that involved training for development staff, systems engineering and editorial teams that would speed up time to market across the new global estate.


Since the introduction of the new AEM platform, powered by Zen Garden, Robert Walters has been able to quickly create multiple new sites without relying on costly software development. Authors can also more easily manage day to day changes such as updating job information, ensuring that posts are always current and the user experience is more engaging and rewarding.

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