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Drake International Overview

Toronto, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1951
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Since 1951, Drake has helped thousands of people find that perfect job, best suited to their skills, experience and career aspirations. Drake can help with temporary assignments, permanent positions, executive ... Read more

Mission: Drake’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives by helping candidates fulfil their career potential.

We're passionate about transforming lives and communities through employment, as well as improving ... Read more

Company Updates

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    Drake International Recruitment Video (Canada)

    At Drake International, it all comes down to fit! Drake is actively recruiting for the following internal positions for our Canadian branches: * Client Relationship Managers * Branch Managers * Recruitment Consultants (Permanent and Flexible Staffing) We are looking for people who exhibit passion, drive, enthusiasm, unlimited energy and most of all - are results-driven networkers.

  • Check out this exclusive interview featuring our Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Bill Pollock.
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    Talent Titans Exclusive: In Conversation with Bill Pollock, Co-Founder of Drake International

    Originally published on our website at professionalselection.com. Suky: I just want to say what a pleasure it is to get to sit down with you and talk

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Drake International – Why Work For Us?


Drake in a nutshell

We were the first of the “Drakes” founded in Canada over 65 years ago. Drake International is a global Human Resource solutions leader with over 65 years of experience in the industry. As International implies, we operate internationally, with offices in: Australia, Philippines, Japan, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States, New Zealand, and South Africa. For the record, we may share the same name as the famous rapper, hotel and restaurant chain, but sorry there is no affiliation.

Our desire to do more for our job seekers is what sets us apart. We understand the process of finding a new position can be hard, and it helps to have someone in your corner. We provide training to support you in your career growth and skill development. By going the extra mile, we ensure our candidates achieve their goals and have the tools to be the top performers in the marketplace.

The Drake International Group of companies include:

Why Use a Recruitment Firm?

As a job seeker, it is free to use the services of a recruitment firm. It is the client who pays the recruitment firm. You get help for free!

Ever heard of the 80/20 rule as it relates to finding new opportunities? The rule suggests that only 20% of jobs are actually posted on job boards, 80% of jobs companies hire for are never posted. Recruitment firms have access to a wide variety of job opportunities that may never get posted. By browsing websites of various recruitment firms, you can determine what types of positions they offer and if they can help you meet your objectives.

The goal of a recruitment consultant is to place you in a role that is the right fit for you, and company. Recruiters often have great knowledge of the job market, what industries or job types have more openings and what some realistic expectations could be for your job search. They can guide you through an interview process and advice how best to negotiate a great employment offer/salary.

 Recruiters can help provide you insights, such as:

  • Does your resume meet the criteria for a particular positions
  • Is there anything you could do to help clarify your skills and experience
  • Identify transferable skills to highlight
  • Find out what other industries or positions they could recommend

Upload your resume and become part of the Drake Talent Network

How you can help:

Perfect your Elevator Pitch:

This will not only help a recruiter position you in an opportunity that is in line with your career trajectory, but this will also help you to pitch yourself in an interview. Know your greatest assets and weaknesses. 

Be Honest:

Be honest about your expectations and experience, the more honest you are the better equipped a recruitment firm is to find you a great role. The recruiter needs to feel confident about you as they are presenting you to their client.

Be Prepared

Have your resume updated, have references ready and make time to be available for job interviews. Read about how to respond to interview questions and practice answers for typical questions.

Keep in mind recruitment firms often deal with many different types of companies and roles. If one opportunity doesn’t work out, make sure you are proactive and follow up. 

Click here for more career advice!

A True Career Partner

Having difficulty finding that job of your dreams?

Do you find that you are sending out endless resumes, without any response from prospective employers?

How do you get the attention of those who are advertising and give yourself the best chance for an interview?

Our job is to help candidates focus on the end objective and to communicate their skills. We guide candidates and coach so you are spending your time wisely. We look at what you like to do and match that to a career path.

Our goal is to find you the right job now, while establishing a long-term relationship for the future. Keeping an ongoing partnership where we can assist you throughout the evolution of your career. We want you to see Drake as a resource that can help you secure great positions that you want.

Benefits:

  • Confidential treatment of all information
  • No discrimination of any kind under any circumstances
  • An objective and accurate appraisal of the ability, qualifications, and experience of the candidate we recommend
  • No fee of any kind charged for the placement service we provide
  • An objective assessment of candidates in relation to careers being sought
  • Understanding and professional career counselling when requested
  • A comprehensive outline of the responsibilities entailed when accepting a position through Drake

Join the Drake Talent Network. Upload your resume and sign up to receive email notifications of positions that matches your profile.

If you are interested to join the Drake team, e-mail your CV to: Careers.Drake@hiredesk.net


Why work for Drake

Looking for a challenging career, that involves working with people every day to help them achieve their career goals?

Do you want to assist companies to not only find great employees, but provide Human Resource expertise specific to their needs?

A career in the recruitment industry offers the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives while also helping companies succeed.

The recruitment industry shows no signs of slowing down, as more companies are realizing the flexibility and cost reducing benefits of hiring professionals like Drake.

Benefits & Culture:  

Working at Drake International, our employees are provided with:

  • Excellent benefits plan that inlcudes health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, long term disability insurance and employee assistance program
  • Pension plan with company matching
  • 10 paid sick days a year
  • Training, learning and development opportunities
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Opportunity to transfer to one of our other Drake offices around the world; Canada, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa, Australia, N.Z., Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, and Poland.
  • Uncapped earning potential through commission
  • Tuition assiatnce for related programs
  • Great teams and culture

We are always looking for passionate, hardworking individuals to join our team.

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

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

If you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you! 

E-mail your CV to Careers.Drake@hiredesk.net

Drake Locations and Subsidiary Companies

Corporate Head office:

From accounting, human resources, information technology to marketing, these roles are the backbone of our global corporate head office located in Downtown Toronto. They keep our staffing and consulting locations across North America running smoothly each day.

Canada Offices:

  • Drake Brockville
    102 King Street West,
    Brockville, Ontario K6V 3P9
  • Drake Calgary
    5920 1A Street SW, Suite 106
    Calgary, Alberta T2H 0K2
  • Drake Cornwall
    226 Pitt Street,
    Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P6
  • Drake Edmonton
    13222 118 Avenue,
    Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4N4
  • Drake Halifax
    205-560 Windmill Road,
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1B3
  • Drake Hamilton
    25 Main Street W. Suite 101,
    Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H1
  • Drake Kingston
    370 King Street E.,
    Kingston, Ontario K7K 2Y2
  • Drake London
    201 Queens Avenue, Suite 1,
    London Ontario N6A 1J1
  • Drake Mississauga
    25 Watline Avenue Suite GR-7,
    Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 2Z1
  • Drake Moncton
    607 St. George Blvd., Suite 101
    Moncton, New Brunswick E1E 2C2
  • Drake Montreal
    1600 Boulevard René-Lévesque O.,
    Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P9
  • Drake Ottawa
    1900 Merivale Road, Suite 110,
    Ottawa, Ontario K2G 4N4
  • Drake Quebec
    470 rue de la Couronne,
    Québec City, Quebec G1K 6G2
  • Drake Toronto
    320 Bay Street, Suite 1700,
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 4A6
  • Drake Toronto West
    2323 Bloor Street W., Suite 218,
    Toronto, Ontario M6S 4W1
  • Drake Vancouver
    602 West Hastings Street, Suite 608
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1P2
  • Drake Winnipeg
    (Curry Building)
    221 Portage Avenue,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2A6
  • Drake Quinte
    499 Dundas Street West, Unit 4,
    Trenton, Ontario K8V 6C4

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Global Offices:

  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa

 Subsidiary companies:

Huntel Global: Huntel Global is an Information Technology and Engineering Human Resources firm that offers permanent placement and contract project management solutions. Our team understands the complexity of IT and Engineering operations and projects and matches highly-skilled people to companies all across Canada

Drivers Overload: Drivers Overload has available drivers for short and long term assignments on a temporary or permanent basis. Whatever your requirements, we can make our drivers available to you, even at a moment’s notice.

Drake Medox: Drake Medox has been serving communities across Canada since 1971. We provide a full range of nursing and home support services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide service to our clients in many different forms: hospitals, government home care programs, community care facilities, health clinics, private homes and businesses. Our motto is to provide service to our clients wherever they need us to be.

Kryterion: Kryterion helps the most trusted and fastest growing companies, associations and education providers develop and deliver exams. Combine test delivery and proctoring solutions that meet your unique market testing needs. Easily deliver your exams worldwide through multiple delivery options from one central platform.

Predictive Performance International: Predictive Performance International (PPIL) is a software company whose premiere product is the Drake P3® assessment instrument. The Drake P3® assessment provides accurate, insightful, and easy-to-understand reports to assist customers in hiring, performance appraisals and team building.

Drake International Reviews

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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 Photos

Drake International photo of: In June this year (2018), we celebrated Drake International's 67th Anniversary, with the man who started it all, our founder, Bill Pollock
Drake International photo of: "It's been a slice working with you, now please enjoy this pizza on us!"
Drake International photo of: It's true!
Drake International photo of: Our team in London sure knows how to do an open house! Who wants to take a selfie?
Drake International photo of: They do! Did you know, Drake was founded in Winnipeg, back in 1951!That's right, we are proudly Canadian.
Drake International photo of: At Drake, we always try to make sure our clients and candidates feel special!
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Drake International Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Drake International.

    Interview

    Resume submission, telephone interview, computer testing, criminal record check, credit check, background check, skill testing, behavioural screening, in-person (panel) interviews... quite an intensive process.

    Interview Questions

    • There were too many to list.. be prepared to answer personality based questions as opposed to simply your past experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Agreed immediately

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