There is truth to the statement “strength in numbers.” DirectEmployers Association was founded upon the principles of collaboration, which is why we constantly strive to increase Member participation. Through this philosophy, we aim to provide unparalleled products and services that benefit our Membership as a whole. Our business model has remained the same from day one – Member driven, not profit driven.

With that said, there are many ways to get involved in cultivating the future endeavors of the Association. From joining a planning committee or simply providing feedback and participation at events, your actions do make a difference and help shape future products and services. Here is a quick list of how you can get involved, starting today:

Join the Member-Only Community, Pipeline
The Pipeline is an online community exclusive to DirectEmployers Members. Here you’ll find past webinars and presentations, valuable tools and resources for federal contractors and talent acquisition professionals, and an interactive forum designed for you to get answers and feedback from subject matter experts and fellow practitioners – or share your advice with others. You can even search other Member profiles to make meaningful connections or post blogs. To join this community, visit:

Contact for more Information: Katie Pfledderer –

Host an Employers Connect
Each quarter, the Association hosts a half-day seminar that allows employers to meet face-to-face and share ideas, network with fellow practitioners and discover innovative technology that’s impacting the field of talent acquisition and compliance. To keep these events free for attendees and cost effective for the Association, we rely on our Members to host the events. If you’re interested in learning more about the event including available hosting opportunities, visit:

Contact for more information: Lis Dennis –

Serve on the Board of Directors
Many of the advancements of the Association are dictated by our esteemed Board of Directors, each of whom represent companies from a variety of industries and backgrounds. By electing to join the Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to enhance and expand your leadership skills, while gaining ideas you could incorporate into your organization’s strategy.

Contact for more information: Dan Jordan –; Tom Eckhart –

Join an Advisory Committee
Take this opportunity to make your voice, ideas and challenges heard! Whether your specialty lies in recruiting, compliance or even helping coordinate events, we have a committee that you can join. Not only can you get involved with fellow Members, your expertise can help create new products and services that directly benefit DirectEmployers.

Contact for more information:
.JOBS Advisory Committee: Heather Hoffman –

Recruitment Regulatory Compliance Committee (RRCC): Candee Chambers –

Nation Labor Exchange (NLx) Operations Committee: Candee Chambers –

DirectEmployers Annual Meeting & Conference: Nancy Holland –

Become a Guest Blogger
In order to provide unique content for the Association’s various blogs, we are always open to having our Members or trusted partners provide relevant content for our audience and mission. Currently, guest blogging opportunities are available for the Help Wanted, a blog focused on providing job seekers with tips and advice during their career search; and Soapbox Holland, a blog authored by DirectEmployers Nancy Holland who discusses current events happening with the Association, tips and advice on how employers can enhance their recruiting strategy and Member-spotlight interviews.

Contact for more information: Katie Pfledderer –

Interact on Social
Take your social connections to the next level and interact with us on our various social media accounts. From Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and Google Plus, we’re constantly streaming timely information and engaging with our Members, supporters and partners. Connect with us on any – or all – of the following official DirectEmployers accounts:

Google Plus:
Instagram: /DirectEmployers

Contact for more information: Katie Pfledderer –

Showcase your Company in Case Studies
Every company has unique stories to tell. Let us share them with the membership by showcasing your efforts in a case study. Whether you’ve tackled an audit scenario in a unique fashion or utilized the .JOBS top-level domain (TLD) as part of your recruitment strategy, we’d like to hear about it. By sharing your challenges and solutions, you can help fellow Members and potentially spur unique ideas that spin-off of your solution.

Contact for more information: Jaime Costilow –

We gladly encourage Member participation and look forward to working with each of you. Have a comment or suggestion? We’d love to hear feedback from you too!

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