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Drake International Overview

Toronto, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1951
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Drake is a powerhouse in the HR space. This Canadian based company began as a two-man operation in Winnipeg, Canada in 1951; and has grown to be the multinational company it is today, operating in 12 countries around the globe. In Canada, Drake operates from 20 branch locations ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to deliver measurable results. We're passionate about transforming lives and communities through employment, as well as improving bottom line results through the performance and productivity of an organisation's greatest asset

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Drake International – Why Work For Us?


Who is Drake?

Members of the Drake International Group of Companies are innovators in the field of Talent Management, Profit Improvement, Permanent and Flexible staffing and Technology Solutions designed to improve the productivity and performance of your human capital.

Established in Winnipeg in 1951, Drake operates in 12 countries* around the world.

In Canada, Drake operates from 17 branch locations including a national head office in Toronto.

Our unique suite of Talent Management Solutions can be customized for your organization to generate Exponential Impact by improving performance, productivity, recruiting, retention, organizational culture, leadership, and customer satisfaction.

Challenge Drake to support you and your company to Outperform.

Drake's operating philosophy is based on the principle that organizations achieve the highest level of performance when they are staffed with the right people, working with the right skills, knowledge and behaviors, using the best processes and technology-driven solutions, over an extended period of time.

Between 30% and 70% of your company's costs are direct labor costs. Given that you're making such a significant investment in your human capital are you taking the right steps to increase the return you're getting on that investment?

So how do you get the highest possible ROI on your human capital?

What is the secret formula for success?

Productivity Improvement + Performance Improvement = Profit Improvement

In order to address your profit problem it's helpful to first step back and view your organization as a whole with an HR audit, then drill down into the key processes that are responsible for the output of your human capital.

Consider these three Human Capital processes:

  1. The Acquisition process - identifying the individuals with the right combination of skills, knowledge, ability and FIT to become top performers in your organization.
  2. The Development process - the manner in which you on-board, train, performance manage, coach, mentor, etc. in order to drive engagement and the desired output.
  3. The Management process - whereby you direct the day-to-day output of your employees to improve their productivity and performance results that will positively impact your business.
    Even small improvements across each phase of the processes will have a compounding effect or exponential impact on your company's bottom line.

Drake's suite of Talent Management Solutions has been created to do just that. We can handle all or part of your HR needs - driving organizational effectiveness and business
improvement.

The Drake portfolio of solutions includes:

  • Permanent and flexible recruitment
  • Retention strategies and consulting
  • Psychometric, behavioral and skill assessments
  • Top performer profiling
  • Team Building
  • Professional development and desktop training
  • WH&S training and consulting
  • Performance management solutions
  • Talent management and leadership development
  • Succession planning
  • Payroll outsourcing
  • Employment Branding

Our Measure of Success - is how much we contribute to delivering measurable results on a variety of human capital measurements such as:

  • Lowering your cost of hiring
  • Improving levels of employee engagement
  • Reducing staff turnover rates
  • Increasing levels of employee satisfaction
  • Productivity improvement to do more with less
  • Performance improvement to create a sustained competitive advantage

Our Goal - is your revenue growth and profit improvement.

Challenge Drake to support you and your company to Outperform.


R. W. Pollock, Chairman

Drake International

"Your Profit Improvement Company"

At Drake International, it all comes down to fit!

Drake is committed to maintaining a leadership position in providing professional Hr services that assists organizations with their people problems, and with their efforts to improve performance, productivity, and profitability.

Drake is actively recruiting for the following internal positions for their Canadian branches:

  • Client Relationship Managers
  • Branch Managers
  • Recruitment Consultants (Permanent and Flexible Staffing)

Our culture is based on fundamental core values of Respect, Agility, Pride, Passion and Integrity. Living these values is key to our organizations development and the ongoing success of our employees. We are looking for people who exhibit passion, drive, enthusiasm, unlimited energy and most of all – are results-driven networkers.

Our employees are provided with:

  • Great training program
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Work in 1 of 9 countries
  • Uncapped earning potential
  • Excellent benefits plan


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    "Leader in the Recruitment industry"

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    I have been working at Drake International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Offers many services & products to clients (differentiate from other recruitment firms)
    - Great work life balance
    - Positive & encouraging area manager
    - Forward thinking CEO who is implementing changes throughout the organization

    Cons

    - Technology upgrades implemented slowly (but are being upgraded)
    - Corporate overhead is inflated

    Advice to Management

    - Don't fall behind in technology... once we lose that edge it is hard to climb our way back up

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Drake International Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Drake International (Toronto, ON) in September-2017.

    Interview

    unorganized, no real job description was provided. Manager cut me off several times to tell me about his accomplishments. CEO Came in in second stage and said "i have 5 min, tell me about your self" and left as son as I answered.

    Interview Questions

    • If i have my own client list or database of candidates? because they do not provide one at Drake   Answer Question
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