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See what some of our clients are saying about the impact we've had on their organizations.

"I was originally looking for work for myself, and contacted Drake in Hamilton where I began working with Julia who was an absolute angel. When my company began looking to fill a role in administration, I immediately contacted Julia. Along with searching for candidates with the right skills and qualifications, Julia used the Drake P.3 personality assessment to find me a Candidate who would fit well within the team, based on everyone's personality and learning styles. We have since used Julia again to find us the perfect Candidates for other roles. Everyone we have hired with Drake has been an absolute dream. The payroll administrator Julia found us, has truly transformed the job, and made the role what it needed to be from the beginning. Her expertise has truly made a big impact on our organization and it does not go unnoticed. Being able to fill our roles quickly with the help of Drake, has dramatically lowered our turnover, by providing us with reliable, quality Candidates from the start. If you are looking for work, or looking for someone to work for you, Drake it the perfect agency to help you. They are thorough, and truly understand their Client’s and Candidate’s needs and skills."

Catherine C., Administrative Supervisor
Veoila
Hamilton, ON

"Drake is a Niche vendor within our MSP with TD Bank. The quality of candidates, the commitment and the superb level of service I have received from Rosa Sacco my main point of contact at Drake. You will not be dissatisfied with the quality of candidates, commitment and overall experience you get from Drake International."

Radika I., Client Services Manager
Toronto, ON

"The recruiters and managers took the time to visit our office. Seeing first hand our location, office set up, the software we use etc. allowed them to convey to the candidates a realistic picture of what to expect. Also, I value the fact that they keep in contact with me every few months. Beyond skills and aptitudes, what is very important for us is for the candidate to be the right "fit" in our environment. Each recruiter that we have dealt with took the time to note what qualities and background we are searching for and they have repeatedly presented only candidates with those qualities. The process of hiring is time consuming and leaving it to an organization like Drake that has so many resources allows us to focus on our existing employees. The candidates that have come for interviews have often commented on their own that the associates they dealt with at Drake were professional and organized. This definitely instills confidence. In my experience, the recruiters will work very closely with you to offer not only the best candidates but also the best hiring and HR solutions."

Roxanne L., Call Centre Manager
Ottawa, ON

"I used Drake when I applied for my present job. They were very professional. Over all it has been great. The last placement was a savoir for us. She took so much stress off my plate. She is what kept our office running during my absent. Which meant we were able to keep our clients happy and severed. I like how the agents from Drake were not pushy, did their follow ups but never pushed as to when we would need someone. I know I will use Drake again for sure. Drake will find the right fit for your company. The placement will be an asset for sure."

Nancy B., Bookkeeper, Admin Asst To Sec-treasurer
Ottawa, ON

"When I had lunch with Rita and Lisa, I knew right away they had passion for their industry and the knowledge to back up what they promise. Our team from Drake has always provided us with quality applicants for our various departments. We have enjoyed working with Lisa, Rita and Owen very much. I would highly recommend the team I work with at Drake, advise the P3 is a great tool and is more often than not spot on to the applicant."

Mayanne F., Director
Business Development & Marketing Godfrey-morrow Insurance & Insuremy Ltd.
Calgary, AB

"The pre-screening of potential candidates done by the team at Drake is a real time saver. They only present the candidate determined by the criteria I set. And, they always adapt to my schedule for interviews."

Jason F Mallet, Supervisor
Villa Food Ltd/ St. Hubert

"I am writing to inform you that we were very pleased with Drakes personal help in hiring our outside sales representative. The people we dealt with were responsive, helpful and professional."

Jean Gosselin, VP of Sales
Robco

"My experiences with Drake have been excellent. The employment candidates sent to me have all been good candidates for hire and the individual hired from the Drake's candidates is doing a great job. I would definitely recommend Drake for future recruiting needs."

Guy J. Gaudet
Office Interiors

"There are a lot of recruiting agencies out there, but our company has continued to use Drake throughout the years. Drake has consistently provided us with dependable, courteous, speedy service. It makes my job as a recruiter much easier having Drake in the background to lean on. I can't say enough about them."

Clare Lunnen
CSA Group

"First and foremost, I would like to thank you for all your help in coordinating the interviews for the candidates we met last week. It seems to be getting more difficult to find well-qualified applicants, but the individuals you forwarded to us met the skills and abilities criteria required for the role. Having the candidates pre-screened allows Office Interiors, and myself in particular, to focus on more macro and strategic matters, as opposed to having to spend time sifting through and reviewing a few hundred resumes. Out of the forwarded candidates, we have identified three to move forward through the selection process, and once the references are completed we foresee making an offer within the next few days. Again, thanks so much for your assistance in this important endeavour, and I look forward to working with you in the future."

John Mullally, Director of Human Resources
Office Interiors

"International Development and Support Services (IDSS) is a niche accounting service provider to US based companies. As a highly specialized company finding the right staff is paramount to our continued success. During this past year, with Drake's help, I have had 3 excellent candidates placed within our organization. Drake spent time to get to know our company, our business and our corporate culture. As the owner of IDSS, I would not damage our unique and highly productive team by introducing a new employee who would not "fit". Drake understood that and took time with each one of our staffing requests to make sure they understood our needs and our desires. By utilizing tools like P3 for behavioural assessments, personality profiles and job profile analysis, Drake made candidate selection more scientific and from our perspective produced a 'best fit' solution. Drake maintained daily communication with me during the candidate selection process and continues to send emails and calls to make sure we are still satisfied with the people we hired and to let me know when she sees a candidate that has the skill sets, personality and attitude that says 'IDSS. IDSS has not only found a great staffing company, we have a valuable team member in our HR department. Drake has been a good company to do business with; a company who offered a "soup to nuts" solution to our staffing needs and I have not regretted inviting Drake onto our team when we have staffing requirements."

Patty Scott, President
International Development and Support Services Inc.

"Since 2006, Drake International has helped us fill three administrative assistant positions in our Moncton office. We appreciate the efficient service Drake has provided, the proficiency of its staff, and the ease of the company's on-line services."

Bill Denyar, President & CEO
Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce

"We have partnered with Drake for over 15 years! They always have a friendly live voice with great turnaround on filling those urgent needs!"

Louisa Furtado
A&P Food Stores

"I wanted you to know that we've just hired a salesperson through your Mississauga branch. The service was excellent and all the candidates met our expectations. However, two stood head and shoulders above the rest and we were able to hire the candidate of choice. We expect this new person to take us to new heights in sales and profitability by securing business in areas we haven't tapped into. It was good to use the services of a company that purchases from us."

Drew Brims, Owner
Instant Custom Signs

"Atlantic Business Interiors is an organization with ever changing requirements. As we grow in the NB marketplace we struggle to find suitable candidates using the traditional methods. For the last 6 months I have dealing with Kristen Robinson at Drake, who has gone above and beyond when trying to find a candidate that will fit our culture. She conducts herself with the highest level of professionalism and is continuously provide me with the information I require when looking at possible candidates. Drake has proven to be my source for new employees when we are looking for talent. Kristen, Thank you for your hard work and I look forward to our ongoing relationship.

Steven Milbury, Sales Manager
Atlantic Business Interiors

"I have experienced 13+ years of efficient, honest and professional service. Thank you for helping us build a great team of employees!"

Kathryn Duncan
The Metropolitan Tea Company

"I have confidence in Drake because I have confidence in you and your team. You are SO professional and SO reliable in a world where sadly many people can't even spell either of those words let alone understand what they mean! You make my job easier because I can assure my clients that their request will be filled when we contact Drake."

Sean Carney
City of Hamilton

"As an ex contract employee I was provided the chance to work with Drake several years ago to recruit contracted employees for the Sympatico contract. 10 years later….working for Bell Internet Management Services as the Human Resources Manager and having the chance to work with Drake again, gave me an opportunity to see how much Drake had progressed within the years. Getting the opportunity to work with Drake in the year 2006 was satisfactory. Drake's involvement in recruiting for Bell Internet Management Services in the beginning of the year 2009 was extraordinary. Providing Drake a short period of time to be able to recruit close to 30 new employees was challenging. From the beginning Drake was involved and very much engaged to my needs. Their interest in serving BIMS to the best of their abilities was evident from day one. Providing Drake feedback is very effortless, as it is received openly and very easily noticed that it is utilized. Always inquiring if I was pleased with the candidate's qualifications, demonstrated to me that Drake was focusing on my objectives. Drake executes accordingly to meet my goals. I am happy to be a Drake client."

Nancy Connelly
Bell Internet Management Services

"I wanted to touch base with you concerning the search to fill our bilingual positions. Carlisa has done a great job at responding to any of my inquiries in a very timely manner as well as always being available to take my calls. Her level of service has been greatly appreciated and has made the recruitment process a very enjoyable one. If in the future, if we require any further recruitment help, I will definitely be reaching out to your agency due to the great service I have received from Carlisa in the past couple of weeks."

Danica Lacroix Joanis, HR Coordinator
Chubb Edwards

"Thanks for all your help guys. The people we've hired from Drake to date are all superstars."

Geoff Stoker-Lavelle, Senior Director, International Logistics and Development
Skypower

"I just want to tell you that our first impression of Drake International has been terrific. Your response time and the quality of candidates that you have sent to us for review have been right on the mark. My only regret is that we have not partnered with you before now!"

R McCurdy, Director, Human Resources
ProteinSimple

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