Discover the DE Difference

By turning insights into innovation, we take it up a notch in all areas of business to make an extraordinary impact on your day-to-day.

Developed for Employers, By Employers

We’re not a vendor offering your organization “check-the-box” solutions; we are an extension of your team, helping to make your job easier. DirectEmployers is a nonprofit Member-owned and -managed association formed in 2001 by 14 leading Fortune 500 companies searching for a way to reduce recruiting costs, while regaining ownership of their recruitment brand.

Association Growth

Through collaboration with employers, DirectEmployers developed proprietary technology that has since led to the creation of our flagship product—a federal contractor compliance solution that assists with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) VEVRAA mandatory listing requirements and Section 503 regulations. Now with over 1,000 employers varying in industry and size, we’ve expanded our Member benefits to include online recruiting solutions, the Partner Relationship Manager (PRM), networking and educational opportunities and so much more.

Our Mission

To provide superior HR technology and expert guidance that can be leveraged by:

  • Employers to solve critical OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition challenges
  • State Workforce Personnel to better connect employers and job seekers
  • Diversity Partners to provide an improved and accessible platform that fosters information and data sharing

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

At DirectEmployers, we recognize cultural differences drive innovation and broaden perspectives. We strive to help employers hire and retain diverse talent by understanding the power of inclusivity. By reinforcing these same principles, we remain committed to removing barriers to employment and creating equitable environments that support a sense of belonging and allow employees to bring their whole selves to work. Learn more »

DirectEmployers Charter Members

DirectEmployers Association Charter Members (logos)
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Learn more about the history behind DirectEmployers Association.
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We take pride in our achievements and those of our Members.

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Get to know Candee Chambers and the team that shapes our vision.

Board President, Chris Liakos, speaking at podium during DEAMcon22 in San Diego

Meet the members of our Board of Directors.

Collaboration That Helps You Achieve More

Being part of an Association has perks. One of which, is the large network of peers who share your challenges and can advise you on industry best practices and benchmarks. When you need additional help filling in the gaps, our experts are a phone call away.


Member-exclusive community for private discussions and exclusive resources

Networking opportunities with peers who represent the world's most recognized brands

Practical guidance and quick resolutions to your toughest challenges

Melissa Sleasman

DirectEmployers provides amazing assistance, informational webinars, puts on a valuable annual membership meeting, and their employees are not only subject matter experts but are fun and easy to work with.

Melissa Sleasman​, The Greenbrier Companies (Member since 2018)

Technology & Service Inspired by You

The better we know the people we service, the greater the experience we can develop—and we happen to know our Members well. Whether it’s providing proven job listing solutions, developing outreach management tools, getting creative with your career site or helping you redevelop your recruitment marketing strategy, our technology and constant innovation is inspired by your needs. We never stop thinking of new, better ways to create innovative tools that simplify your daily tasks—because your success is our success.

Interested in a career with the DirectEmployers family of brands?

Become a Member

Discover the DE difference and our scalable one-stop shop solutions for OFCCP compliance, affirmative action/EEO, and recruitment marketing, designed by employers like you.