The WOW Award originated in 2012, and annually recognizes individuals who are driving technology and innovation in the human resources field, in addition to giving back to the community. The award is named to honor the legacy of executive director of DirectEmployers Association, William O. Warren.
WOW Award Recipients
The Breakthrough Award honors individuals for raising the bar, challenging convention and steering the future of HR best practices.
Breakthrough Award Recipients
The dedication and vigor of our Members empowers DirectEmployers Association in our mission of providing companies with an employment network that is cost-effective, improves labor market efficiency and reaches a diverse national and international workforce.
Our Member companies are constantly juggling multiple AAPs, career site launches, employer branding campaigns, veteran hiring initiatives, OFCCP audits and more – often with tight budgets and limited resources. Despite these ongoing challenges, Members continue to raise the bar on industry standards in the areas of OFCCP compliance and recruitment. The DirectEmployers Board of Directors wanted to commend the hard work and launched the Member Awards Competition in 2013.
Check out our Member award recipients below. Please take note that each year’s program has had slight changes in the award names and number of categories in order to encourage participation, incorporate judge and participant feedback and better align with our Members’ efforts.
Member Award Recipients
RUNNER-UP: Gold’s Gym
RUNNER-UP: CH2M Hill
*This category only had one submission
RUNNER-UP: Ingalls Shipbuilding
VEVRAA & Section 503
RUNNER-UP: Charles Schwab
WINNER: Colorado Springs Utilities
RUNNER-UP: Cardinal Health
WINNER (tie): Schlumberger
WINNER (tie): J.B. Hunt
RUNNER-UP: Emory University
Does your company have what it takes?
Learn more about the DirectEmployers Annual Member Awards program and enter your company’s achievement for an opportunity to be recognized. If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to be contacted immediately with more information, please email Lis@DirectEmployers.org.
Our Awards and Recognition
2016 JAG (John A. Garza) Award
2016 Lifetime Achievement:
Candee Chambers, VP of Compliance & Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association
Web Marketing Association 2016 WebAward
2016 Outstanding Employment Website:
Providence Health & Services Recruitment Website
Ragan’s PR Daily 2016 Nonprofit PR Awards
2016 Branding or Re-Branding Campaign Honorable Mention:
Better Reach. Better Experience. Total Control.
22nd Annual Communicator Award of Distinction
2016 Online Video Award:
Are you Satisfied with Your
(produced by Drew Palmer)