Awards

WOW Award

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
2016
John C. Fox, Esq., President and Senior Partner at Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C.

2015
Pam Gerrassimides, Assistant Executive Director at The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and National Labor Exchange (NLx) Director

2014
Rich Hobbie, Retired former Executive Director of The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

2013
David Morman, Retired former Senior Executive with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Jim Vollman, Senior Vice President of Associated Veterans, LLC

2012
Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association

Breakthrough Award

The Breakthrough Award honors individuals for raising the bar, challenging convention and steering the future of HR best practices.

Breakthrough Award Recipients
2016
Pam Webster, Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Enterprise Holdings

Member Awards

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


2015


2014


2013


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

DirectEmployers Award

2016 JAG (John A. Garza) Award

2016 Lifetime Achievement:
Candee Chambers, VP of Compliance & Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association

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DirectEmployers Award

Web Marketing Association 2016 WebAward

2016 Outstanding Employment Website:
Providence Health & Services Recruitment Website

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DirectEmployers Award

Ragan’s PR Daily 2016 Nonprofit PR Awards

2016 Branding or Re-Branding Campaign Honorable Mention:
Better Reach. Better Experience. Total Control.

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DirectEmployers Award

22nd Annual Communicator Award of Distinction

2016 Online Video Award:
Are you Satisfied with Your
Career Site?

(produced by Drew Palmer)

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DirectEmployers Award

NASWA’s Salute to the Leadership 2012

2012 President’s Award:
Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association

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