Executive Search Firm Recognized Nationally & Locally

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is an executive search firm providing recruiting services for leading organizations across the nation. Our team of recruiters, researchers, operations and leadership focus on adhering to our core values in order to create a team culture that thrives. Recognized by renowned organizations both locally and nationally, Direct Recruiters, Inc. has won several awards over the years, highlighting our track record of success as a recruiting firm, and a top workplace.



America's Best Executive & Professional Recruiting Firms by Forbes

Direct Recruiters was recognized on the Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms List and Best Professional Recruiting Firms List for 2024. These prestigious awards are presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The America’s Best Recruiting Firms and Best Executive Recruiting Firms rankings are based on independent surveys of peers and clients. Feedback from external recruiters, hiring managers at client companies, and job candidates were considered. Over 31,000 recruiters and 6,900 job candidates and hiring managers were invited to participate.

Direct Recruiters was named to America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms list in 2022 and America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms list in 2023, 2022 and 2021. Prior to integrating with Direct Recruiters to become Direct Recruiters Hospital IT, Direct Consulting Associates was honored by Forbes as one of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms in both 2018 and 2019.



Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Executive Search Firms

Direct Recruiters, Inc. ranked #30 on Hunt Scanlon's Top 50 Recruiters list for 2024. Hunt Scanlon presents this list annually to showcase the largest, fastest growing executive search firms in the United States. The list is compiled by Hunt Scanlon reporters and analysts who have researched each firm in depth. Direct Recruiters also made the list in 2023 at #26, 2022 at #26, 2021 at #29, 2020 at #32 as well as in 2019. View the rankings here.



Inc 5000

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) is extremely proud and honored to have earned a spot on the prestigious 2023 Inc 5000 list. DRI has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the ninth time.

As an Inc. 5000 award winner, we find ourselves in the company of many well-known and renowned powerhouse businesses. Each year, Inc 5000 recognizes the fastest growing private companies in the US based on the percentage of revenue growth rate



Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, is proud to have been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017 & 2019.  Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces features DRI at the following link: https://www.inc.com/best-workplaces-2019.html



NorthCoast 99

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is thrilled to be an twelve-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 2023.

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.



Plain Dealer Top Workplaces

Direct Recruiters has been recognized as a Top Workplace for 2023 by cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer! We are pleased to be a eight-time recipient of this award in the "small business" category. Direct Recruiters ranked #17 in 2023 within the division. Top Workplaces singles out companies that receive the highest ratings from their employees.



Weatherhead 100

Direct Recruiters, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been recognized for the tenth time as one of Northeast Ohio's 100 fastest growing companies by receiving the prestigious Weatherhead 100 award for 2023.  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.



Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms

DRI is pleased to rank as #83 among the 110 fastest growing US staffing firms in 2018, presented by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). We were also named to the same list in 2017.

The list ranks firms by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 through 2017, excluding acquisitions. The 2018 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 2013 and at least 15% CAGR between 2013 and 2017. The median CAGR for the top ten companies this year was 97.8%, up from 83.5% last year. For the full list, it was 26.9%.



Best Places to Work in Ohio

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.



Crain's 52 Fastest-Growing Companies

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.