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DDI has a global reputation for innovation and leadership.

Our Award-Winning Company

  • DDI’s Virtual Reality Inclusion Experience is named one of Human Resource Executive’s top HR Products in 2019. It was identified as one of the most innovative new solutions on the market to help business leaders meet the ever-evolving HR needs of their organizations.
  • ATD recognizes DDI with the 2019 Professional Partner Award in appreciation of outstanding support for the training and development profession.
  • In 2018, DDI Malaysia was given the gold award for Best Leadership Development Consultancy by Human Resource Magazine at HR Vendor of the Year.
  • In partnership with Cardinal Health, DDI won a Gold Award for Best Advance in Leadership Development from Brandon Hall Group for the program "Pipeline Approach to Leadership."
  • named DDI one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies for 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. 
  • named DDI to its Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies list in 2019, 2018, and 2017.
  • DDI Malaysia was named the Best Succession Planning Consultant by Human Resource Magazine Malaysia in December 2016. DDI also received the Silver Award in the Leadership Development Consultant category.
  • DDI was the Gold Winner for Best Succession Planning Consultant at Singapore's Vendors of the Year in December 2015.
  • In April 2014, DDI was named the top large company in the Leadership Partners and Providers category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, presented by Rankings were determined by votes among members, as well as the broader HR community across multiple social platforms. The winning organizations were chosen based on customer satisfaction and adoption.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. (GPTW), named DDI sixth on the list of the 25 Best Medium Companies to Work for in America in 2009. DDI was selected from hundreds of applicants based on employee surveys and an extensive culture audit of HR and management practices in the areas of selection and onboarding, training and development, recognition and celebrating, benefits and perks, quality of life balance, and communicating and listening.
  • DDI was named one of the 25 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America in 2011 and 2010 by the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. (GPTW).
  • awarded DDI China "Best Human Resources Provider in China" in 2013.
  • Bersin & Associates recognized DDI as a top leadership development provider in 2008. Their study, High-Impact Leadership Development: Trends, Best Practices, and Industry Solutions cited DDI for a wide range of strengths, including its ability to support global enterprises with an expansive content library, available in multiple languages and customized for different business cultures.
  • DDI Germany earned the title “Fair Company” from Karriere magazine, part of the Handelsblatt publishing company. DDI is now one of 301 German organizations that can officially use the "Fair Company" designation (2006)
  • DDI was also listed in’s list of the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies in 2009, 2008, and 2007. The list is based on corporate competencies in the 25 business processes identified in the Training Process Framework. They also looked at the marketing strategy of each company to determine if training outsourcing was considered to be a core service and evaluated the strength of each company's major clients.

Our Award-Winning Products

  • Manager Ready® won HR Pro 2019 HR Technology Award in Learning Services category in Japan.
  • Success Profiles: NavigatorSM (SPN), DDI's software tool for creating and updating competency models for various roles in an organization, was selected as one of Human Resource Executive® magazine’s HR products of 2008. The editors wrote that "DDI leads the pack by providing a central hub for all facets of the competency management process, including integration with other talent-management software."
  • Top New Training Product of the Year, Human Resource Executive® magazine (2001, 1998, 1995, 1994)
  • Human Resource Executive® magazine recognized Manager Ready® as one of the Top HR Products of 2011. Each year, the magazine selects the top 10 new HR and training products based on criteria that include innovation, ease of use, and impact on the HR industry. They said, "The quality and believablility of the video scenarios and constantly incoming emails solicit the kind of behavioral responses DDI needs to deliver its charcteristically high-caliber, real-world assessments and reports."
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