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iHire Honored by Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) for 8th Consecutive Year

Recruitment solutions provider recognized for outstanding work environment and employee wellness initiatives

Frederick, Maryland – July 15, 2020 – iHire has been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) for the 8th consecutive year, earning the 2020 AWE Workplace Excellence and Health and Wellness Seals of Approval. These annual awards honor organizations for their outstanding work environments and innovative employee wellness initiatives. Winners demonstrate commitment to balanced leadership and the overall success of their workforce.

To be considered for AWE’s Seals of Approval, applicants undergo a comprehensive evaluation process based on corporate culture and management practices, employee growth opportunities, family-friendly policies, workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, and more. iHire’s flexible work environment, generous PTO and family leave, transparent leadership style, focus on collaboration, robust benefits, regular team building activities, professional development opportunities, and community involvement are just a few reasons why the company achieved recognition in 2020.

While some of the perks that make iHire a great place to work have been shelved due to COVID-19 (such as a stocked breakroom kitchen and monthly in-person social events), the company has found new ways to provide an appealing work environment for its newly remote workforce. For example, virtual happy hours, online trivia games, and Zoom background competitions have kept staff engaged, while daily huddles, a monthly internet service stipend, and the option to borrow company-provisioned technology and office equipment have allowed employees to remain connected and productive.

“Although iHire’s work environment has changed significantly since we applied for AWE’s award earlier this year, we’ve been able to maintain a nurturing, core values-driven work culture despite a fully remote workforce,” said Steve Flook, President and CEO, iHire. “Our ability to do so speaks volumes about the type of workplace we’ve created and honed over the years, as well as our employees’ dedication to keeping iHire’s culture alive during challenging times.”

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About AWE

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Discovery Communications, Mental Health Association (now EveryMind.), and Montgomery County, MD. Over the past 20 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large. AWE is devoted to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth. For more information:


About iHire

iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. We believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, we can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Everyone deserves to find work that is fulfilling, inspiring, and meaningful. Since 1999, we’ve combined cutting-edge technology with our expertise in the recruitment space and the invaluable insights of our members to achieve just that. Visit for more information.


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