Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Wins HR Award

DURANT, OK – The Choctaw Nation Human Resources department has been named the winner of the HRDUS 2023 Innovative HR Team award. HRDUS is an online journal for Human Resources Directors in the U.S. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma was also recognized by the publication last year as one of the six Best Places to Work.

HRDUS’s second annual Innovative HR Teams 2023 report recognizes organizations that break boundaries to move the HR profession forward by taking progressive approaches to recruitment, introducing new technology, or rolling out ground-breaking reward and recognition strategies.

Noted in the report, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is using software and technology to create a seamless experience throughout the associate life cycle. This includes a Total Rewards Department, which administers innovative programs such as a personalized concierge service connecting associates to all their medical needs and Bluetooth-enabled devices to monitor conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion software is also used to improve job postings and remove unintentional biases from job descriptions.

Choctaw Nation also focuses on attracting and developing top talent, connecting employees to on-demand information, and crafting total rewards packages that prioritize employees’ well-being.

“The big piece for us has been making sure that we connect people with meaningful work, meaningful relationships, and a visualized career path based on individualized career paths,” said Gary Burrus, HR Executive Officer.

“Our Human Resources Department takes great pride in providing extraordinary service to our current and prospective associates,” said Choctaw Chief Gary Batton. “We are honored that HRDUS has selected us for this award. It is additional confirmation the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is truly one of the best places to work.”