Inc. 5000 List 2017

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) is extremely proud and honored to have earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list 2017. DRI has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the fifth consecutive year. This is a major accomplishment since making the list gets harder each year and only a small fraction of companies have made the list five times.

We're also proud to announce that our sister company, Direct Consulting Associates (DCA), also made the Inc. 5000 List 2017. This is their first win.

As an Inc. 5000 award winner, we find ourselves in the company of many well-known and renowned powerhouse businesses including Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland,  Patagonia, and more.

Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2017

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: Read announcement. View complete list. 

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Direct Recruiters, Inc. is thrilled to be a seven-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award. We are honored to be recognized by ERC as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio for 2017.

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.

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.”

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been recognized for the sixth time as one of Northeast Ohio's 100 fastest growing companies by receiving the prestigious Weatherhead 100 award for 2017.  This is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team!

The Weatherhead 100 awards were established to celebrate Northeast Ohio’s spirit of entrepreneurship and to reward companies that serve as a beacon to all the region’s businesses.  We are thrilled to have made a significant impact on the Northeast Ohio Business Community.

We're also proud to announce that our sister company, Direct Consulting Associates (DCA), has also been recognized as a Weatherhead 100 Company for 2017. This is their first win.

The Direct Companies of DRI & DCA have been recognized as  Top Workplaces for 2018 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Energage! We are pleased to be a third-time recipient of this award in the "small business" category. Top Workplaces singles out companies that receive the highest ratings from their employees.


Direct Recruiters, Inc. is honored to once again make the list of Crain’s 52 Fastest Growing Companies for 2016. We were also a recipient of this award in 2015.  The Crain’s 52 Fastest Growing Companies List recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit, innovative business tactics, and skyrocketing revenue growth of the fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio. View complete list.

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Direct Recruiters is proud to announce that we have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Ohio for 2016 & 2018 by Ohio Business Magazine. This award is considered to be the premier award across the state of Ohio that recognizes companies demonstrating their commitment to employees by offering great benefit structures, employee relations policies, and service to their industry and community. Only 50 companies make the list each year.