DRI Welcomes Laurie Bradley as Director of Vehicle Technology

DRI is pleased to announce that Laurie Bradley has joined them as their Director of Vehicle Technology.
Based in Detroit, Michigan, Laurie is responsible for expanding the Vehicle Technology practice area to additional cities across North America through her expertise in designing customized talent management solutions.
“We are thrilled to have Laurie Bradley as the Director of Vehicle Technology and as part of our leadership team,” said Dan Charney, President & CEO of DRI.  “She brings more than 20 years experience along with a wealth of knowledge in talent management and technology outsourcing and has a proven track record for delivering exceptional value that will enhance competitive positioning for clients in this space.”
Prior to joining DRI, Laurie was the President of ASG Renaissance where she developed partnerships, teaming relationships and led cross functional sales teams. Additionally, she was the founding member of the Mosaic Advantage, an international network of qualified, screened and preeminent minority, woman owned and service disabled veteran owned business enterprises.
Before joining ASG, Laurie was the President of a North American engineering services organization and prior to that, she served as the President of the e-business division of CBIZ, the seventh largest outsourcing financial services firm in the US. In addition, she held a leadership position for the Canadian operations of Adecco, the world’s largest staffing services company.
Laurie is dedicated to improving career opportunities for veterans and is an active member in several veteran focused groups and charities including: Wounded Warriors, Kevlar for K9s, K9 for Warriors, Women in Defense, Gleaners Food Bank, and United Way.
Contact Laurie Bradley at 586-945-9270 or lbradley@directrecruiters.com.

DRI Names Matthew Cohen Practice Leader for HVAC/R Division

Direct Recruiters is pleased to announce that Matthew Cohen has been named as their new Practice Leader for DRI’s HVAC/R recruitment division.  Matthew’s new position will be in addition to his current role as Practice Leader of Energy & Sustainability.

Matthew will be responsible for market research, candidate sourcing, recruiting, new business development and expanding the HVAC/R practice. His ultimate goal is to match top industry companies with candidates who wish to maximize their potential and achieve their greatest aspirations.

Matthew has been with DRI for over 4 years and according to Dan Charney, President & CEO of DRI, “Matthew’s success and passion within the Energy space makes him the right person to lead and run our HVAC/R Practice area as well. We have complete confidence in his abilities.”

Matthew attended Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Subsequently, he served in the military for two years as a combat paratrooper.

Contact Matthew Cohen at 440-996-0860 or mcohen@directrecruiters.com.

DRI Named a NorthCoast 99 Company for 6th Time

DRI is proud to announce that they have been recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work 2017.  DRI is now a six-time recipient of this award.   

“We are honored to receive the prestigious NorthCoast 99 award again this year,” said Dan Charney, DRI President & CEO. “We continuously strive to make DRI a company where good people want to do great work and look forward to coming in each day. We truly value our employees and recognize that they are the key to our continued success. This award is a credit to them and their dedication.”

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program focuses on organizational practices and performance. The program is presented by ERC, the area’s leading professional services organization dedicated to HR.

“We’re extremely honored to recognize the 2017 NorthCoast 99 winners. These organizations have earned the right to call themselves a great workplace by their dedication to attracting, supporting, retaining, and motivating their Top Performers. ERC developed the NorthCoast 99 program with the hopes of inspiring local leaders to promote the great workplace movement,” comments Pat Perry, President of ERC.

This year’s NorthCoast 99 winners will be honored at a September 26th recognition dinner at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.   

Click here for the 2017 NorthCoast 99 winner’s list

DRI Ranks on SIA’s List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms 2017

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has announced the 2017 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms. DRI is pleased to rank as #85 among the 110 companies that qualified for inclusion on the annual list.

The list ranks firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 through 2016, excluding acquisitions. The 2017 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms is sponsored by Advance Partners. To qualify for the list companies needed to have had at least $1 million in revenue in 2012 and at least 15% CAGR between 2012 and 2016. The median CAGR for the top ten companies this year was 83.5%, up from 72.6% last year. For the full list, it was 28.2%.

“These high performing firms set the tone for what is possible in staffing growth,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “We are pleased to honor the fastest growing staffing firms and recognize the discipline and focus required to grow their businesses quickly.”

DRI Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 List 2017

DRI is pleased to announce that they have been named to the Inc. 5000 List for 2017 as one of the fastest growing companies in America. This is the fifth consecutive win for DRI.

We are truly honored to make the Inc. 5000 list again for 2017,” said DRI President, Dan Charney.“Making the list gets harder every year and we’re very proud to have achieved the kind of growth that put us on the list for the fifth time.  Our success is a direct reflection of our dedicated and amazing team as well as our valued clients.”

DRI’s sister company, DCA (Direct Consulting Associates) also made the list as a first-time honoree.

As Inc. 5000 winners, DRI & DCA are in the company of many well-known and respected powerhouse businesses including Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, and many more.

Hunt Scanlon Features Dan Charney in Article

On June 29, 2017, Hunt Scanlon Media published the article, 10 Reasons Why Some Candidates Fail to Land the Job, featuring insights from top executive search consultants. Dan Charney, DRI President & CEO, offered his comments on why some candidates fall short in job interviews.

DRI & DCA Named Top Workplaces 2017 by The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Direct Companies of DRI & DCA have been recognized as Top Workplaces for 2017 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and WorkplaceDynamics! We are pleased to be a second-time recipient of this award in the “small business” category. Top Workplaces singles out companies that receive the highest ratings from their employees.

DRI Welcomes Walter Groszewski as Director of Client Partnerships, HIT & LS

Walter Groszewski has joined Direct Recruiters, Inc. as Director of Client Partnerships, HIT & Life Sciences.

Walter has over thirty-two years of experience in Business and Information Technology and over twenty of those years have been spent in the Healthcare and Life Sciences where he held several leadership positions.  He has an extensive background in cultivating deep client relationships and launching new businesses in Healthcare.

In addition, Walter is a proven Sales Executive that has consistently exceeded targets and demonstrated experience with consultative selling, complex solution sales and delivery of engagements and has been recognized with many awards for his achievements.

Walter is a passionate, innovative leader who has helped drive the transformation of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries by helping them leverage the effective use of technology to improve operations.

According to Mike Silverstein, Managing Partner of Healthcare IT & Life Sciences, “I am really excited to welcome our new Director of Client Partnerships, Walter Groszewski, to our HIT & Life Sciences team here at Direct Recruiters. Walter brings an incredible amount of Healthcare experience and expertise and will be invaluable in our ability to provide great service to our market.”

Walter holds an MBA in Management from Pace University and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Manhattan College.

Contact information: Walter Groszewski 914-954-8056 / wgroszewski@directrecruiters.com.

DRI One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2017

Direct Recruiters is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is proud to have been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.  Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces features DRI at the following link: https://www.inc.com/best-workplaces/list/size/small.

The list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.

Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.

What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.

“We are honored to be named as an Inc. Best Workplace for 2017,” says Dan Charney, President & CEO of DRI. “This recognition truly matters to us since we continuously strive to make DRI a company where good people want to do great work. They are the foundation and heart of our business. Our culture has evolved to meet their personal needs and professional growth because no matter how good your business model is, without happy and engaged employees, it’s not likely to succeed.”

The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:

  • Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
  • Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
  • When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.
  • At DRI, our employees have been empowered to determine their destiny. We have an entrepreneurial environment which gives employees the freedom to carve out their own niche, create a clear path to career advancement, and earn unlimited income.

“By introducing an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them with a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves.”

About Direct Recruiters

Since 1983, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting, acquiring, and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions. For more information, visit us at www.directrecruiters.com.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today.  For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.

Hunt Scanlon Media Interviews DRI President & CEO Regarding New Search Model, Direct Retention

Dan Charney, President & CEO of DRI, talks about new search model, Direct Retention with Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media.

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), which focuses on the talent needs of small to mid-sized companies, is backing up its executive searches with a retention guarantee of its placements for one to two years. Direct Retention, as the firm calls its new product offering, revolves around a thorough evaluation of candidates by DRI as well as expert independent partners. Read Full Interview