Permanent Recruitment

2011-04-07

Your guide to personal and professional development

By Drake Editorial Team

Congratulations! You’re now on the job, and things are going great! Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a long and rewarding career. But wait. It’s not that easy...

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2011-04-04

Common resume blunders

By Drake Editorial Team

One of the most prevalent resume blunders is to turn your resume into a dull list of job duties and responsibilities. Many people even use company job descriptions as guides to developing their resumes.

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2011-03-21

Drake solves talent shortage with global tech

By Drake Editorial Team

Even through the recent recession, many of Drake's clients were finding it difficult to fill positions requiring high levels of technical expertise...

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2011-03-05

10 steps to hire the right person — the first time

By Drake Editorial Team

Hiring an employee is like making an important investment decision, with the candidate representing the capital: human capital. Like any investment decision, you want to make the right choice — the first time.

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2011-02-17

Survey results: what's on the minds of job seekers today?

By Heather Payne

...Employers are depending more than ever on their personal and professional networks when they need to fill roles...

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2011-02-07

For onboarding success, remember this mantra

By David Lee

If you want a successful onboarding process—one that inspires and engages—rather than leaves your new employees with “New Hire Remorse”, there’s an Onboarding Mantra you must never forget.

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2010-03-16

How to get “experience”

By Drake Editorial Team

If you’ve ever looked for a job, you’ve heard it all before. Experience required. Even when applying for so-called “entry-level” positions, experience is often a must. Here’s why it’s frustrating...

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2010-04-16

Navigating the hidden job market

By Drake Editorial Team

When you’re looking for a new job, many resources are available to you, including job boards, newspapers, company websites, and recruitment agencies. These, however, represent only a small fraction of the vacant jobs in the economy at any time:

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2010-04-16

Putting recruitment firms to work for you

By Drake Editorial Team

Whether you are looking to develop a new career path or you already have considerable experience under your belt, recruitment firms can be a very useful tool in your job search. 

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2010-04-10

Onboarding done right

By David Lee

“Onboarding” is the process of integrating new employees into the organization, preparing them to succeed at their jobs, and having them become fully engaged, productive members of the organization.

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2016-07-11

How to hire the right talent

By Marsha Lindquist

You probably think good talent is hard to find these days. You may even be frustrated with, and tired of, the process you have to go through every time you need to add help...

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2015-12-08

Conducting effective reference checks

By go2 Tourism HR Society

Reference checking allows you to ensure that you are finding the most qualified person...By conducting reference checks, you can avoid costs associated with failed probation periods...

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2015-08-07

Reference checks: how to get accurate data

By Neil I. Clark

Getting reference checks on your candidates can sometimes be considered unreliable. What are the key ingredients of an effective reference check? This is an important part of performance management...

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2015-03-11

Seven tips for hiring ‘a players’

By Richard J. Bryan

Your business doesn’t run itself. The quality of your organization depends on the quality of your team, and a motivated, energized staff is the key to companywide success...

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2014-07-08

High performers: how to get them,...how to keep them!

By Steve Schmidt

High-performing employees are something every small business owner should dream of finding and hiring into his or her company. After all, high performers are confident, multi-tasking team players...

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2017-02-07

Getting the right people on the bus - interviewing tips for employers

By Jennifer Britton

Getting the right person on board to your organization, in the right position, at the right time, is one of the most strategic business decisions today...

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2016-07-19

Defining talent in a downturn

By Dr. Robin Stuart-Kotze

The sharp downturn in the world economy has changed the nature of the talent business. It’s suddenly gone from frantically trying to recruit bright and able people to focusing on keeping and developing them.

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2016-07-14

Focus on small business & HR (Drake International, Paul Falcone, Lori Kleinman)

By Drake Editorial Team, Paul Falcone, and Lori Kleinman

In the increasingly complex world of human resources, small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) face employee challenges similar to those of larger organizations...

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2016-06-17

The HR audit: an essential improvement tool

By Drake Editorial Team

The human resources department is often tagged as an "evil" in the organization by the employees and a "soft area" by the management. Despite these tags, the HR function has evolved and broadened in scope...

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2016-02-26

Seven steps to creating a winning team culture

By Gregg Gregory

A winning team culture includes great teamwork, strong collaboration, amazingly talented employees, sound leadership, effective planning, and consistent decision making.

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2016-02-24

Management challenge #19

By Bruce Tulgan

When you have a superstar you are going to lose for sure, how to lose that superstar very well...

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2015-10-02

Small business & HR: how to hire the right person the first time

By Drake Editorial Team

In the increasingly complex world of human resources, small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) face employee challenges similar to those of larger organizations...

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2014-06-11

Smart hiring: are you doing it right?

By Marcia Zidle

Does your hiring process consist of proven practices or just a hodgepodge of activities that get into gear when someone says, “I need more people” or “Sally has left and we need someone to take her place now?”

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2014-05-14

Engaging the remote worker

By Maysa Hawwash

If a company offers and encourages telecommuting, hiring employees with the right core competencies is critical to ensure they have the flexibility and autonomy required to be successful...

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2014-04-14

Six strategies to hire right the first time

By Drake Editorial Team

he skill of a person drives the will of a person. A person who has all of the skills but lacks the will to push and perform at peak levels is just not the right fit...

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2014-03-26

Reduce employee turnover in the first 90 days

By Joel Garfinkle

Don’t spend all that money training new hires just to see them leave for your competition. When you follow these five steps, you can reduce turnover in the first 90 days and retain your valuable employees for years to come...

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2014-03-19

The ‘moneyball’ approach to business hiring

By Drake Editorial Team

Great coaches not only consider an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics too. It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest, and smartest players on your side.

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2013-09-18

Hiring is not easy

By Drake Editorial Team

Before conducting any interview, you first need to establish the objectives of the selection process. Interviewing should not be just about filling an open position.

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2013-08-21

Eight rules for hiring smart

By Drake Editorial Team

Hiring smart is productive, not doing so is unproductive. The most common, and fatal, hiring mistake is to find someone with the right skills but the wrong mind-set (attitude) and hire them on the theory, "We can change them."

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2013-04-29

Internship journal: benefits of taking on an intern

By Corne van Niekerk

My name is Corne van Niekerk and I am the Communications / Public Relations Intern at Drake New Zealand. I am currently completing my Bachelor in Communication, majoring in Public Relations. 

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2013-03-22

How to instill behaviour that supports your corporate strategy

By Drake Editorial Team

If you have never considered how your employees’ behaviours affect your company’s overall success, perhaps you should. Your employees may have widely differing views of your organization...

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2012-09-18 08:45:42

LinkedIn essentials for your job search

In my time working in social media for the HR industry, I have had the fortunate opportunity to gain valuable insights to the ways recruiters source AND learn about how social recruitment tools work.

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2012-09-12

Stopping employee de-motivators in their tracks

By Drake Editorial Team

We live in an uncertain world and always have. There is no security in a job, a career or a way of life. Sooner or later each of us must face our own reality that our security is within us...

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2012-09-10

Become the boss no one wants to leave

By Drake Editorial Team

Why would anyone want to be led by you? That’s the question that needs to frame your journey to becoming the boss no one wants to leave.

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2012-04-10

Hiring right for a customer-focus culture

By Eric Fraterman

As soon as the customer walks into the store, reaches your Web site, calls your company, a friendly greeting from any (real, live, human) employee will make the customer feel welcomed.

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2012-02-15

The 8 things your staff dislike about you

By Dr. Rhonda

As the boss, are you bringing your personal life to work? Are you often grumpy? You may have pet peeves about your staff, but they have pet peeves about you too. Find out the 8 things your staff dislikes about you...

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2012-02-15

The 8 things I dislike about my staff

By Dr. Rhonda Savage

Do you get frustrated with your staffs’ annoying workplace habits? Here are eight things to think about to prevent pet peeves from turning into bigger staff problems.

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2012-02-13

The road towards sharp customer-focus goes via people management - part 2

By Eric Fraterman

Developing a sharper Customer Focus for a sharper competitive edge is a means for sustainable competitive differentiation and thus a profit strategy...

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2012-02-13

The pros and cons to outsourcing your HR functions

By Michelle Ganuelas

Outsourcing your HR can benefit your company tremendously but like any project, there may be some concerns that linger before you come to a decision.

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2012-02-06

The road towards sharp customer-focus goes via people management (part 1)

By Eric Fraterman

Developing a sharper Customer Focus for a sharper competitive edge is a means for sustainable competitive differentiation and thus a profit strategy...

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2012-01-31

Successful networking

By Drew Stevens

If you want to grow your business by networking it is imperative that you network with: people who are your ideal clients, people who know your ideal clients, and/or people who do business with your ideal clients. It’s that simple.

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2012-01-10

From chaos to calm: the experts' guide to setting priorities

By Pat Lynch

One set of skills that is critical in any organization is that of setting, aligning, and implementing priorities. Setting priorities requires you to develop a process that enables you to deploy your time and energy most effectively.

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2011-12-08

Is your hiring process hurting your employer brand?

By David Lee

Are job applicants saying things like this about your organization to their friends and family? Do you know what job applicants are saying about you? Do you know what your job application and hiring process says about you as an employer?

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2011-11-23

Engagement is an inside job

By Jim Clemmer

When faced with major organizational problems, managers often hire consultants to help provide a solution. The consultant will usually interview people, run focus groups, and gather input from a variety of sources.

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2011-11-16

15 ways to motivate and influence employee behaviour faster

By Mark Holmes

Knowing how one’s role contributes to the organization’s overall success is a key longer-term motivator and morale builder.

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2011-11-01

Lessons learned from Steve Jobs

By Drew Stevens

Steve Jobs the influential and well respected leader of Apple has passed but his passing leaves many lessons for all. Vision – having a purpose is what life is all about. Live your life with purpose and intentions.

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2011-10-06

How to retain sales talent in a competitive market

By Dr. Marilyn Manning

Like many others, your company may have recently gone through a host of significant changes, possibly the introduction of entire new product lines or merger and acquisition. 

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2011-10-07

Cover your assets

By David Huggins

Did you know that the prime directive for every leader is to create other leaders? Well, it makes absolute sense, doesn’t it?

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2011-10-05

What are you looking for?

By David Huggins

If a key position on your organizational team is vacant right now you are really lucky!

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2011-10-01

When performance lacks

By Drew Stevens

Many organizations deal with employees that do not perform to standards. One of the most frustrating things for managers and supervisors is to have employees that continually repeat the infraction.

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2011-09-20

The art of the question

By David Huggins

Consider for a moment, you had the art of using questions really ‘taped’ when you were a toddler. Your questions taught you everything you needed and wanted to know in a strange and often threatening world.

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2011-09-15

Unlocking the morale issue

By Drew Stevens

The largest issue for any organization large or small that stumps growth is worker productivity. With economic volatility currently impacting profits, productivity issues can wreak havoc already on the brink of zero margins.

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2011-09-13

Why most training fails

By Jim Clemmer

Most organizations use their training investments about as strategically as they deploy their office supplies spending. And the impact on customer satisfaction, cost containment or quality improvement is just as useless.

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2011-08-17

Five criteria to identify high potentials in your organization

By Samuel B. Bacharach

Today’s organizations find it challenging to locate and put in place a new generation of leadership that is both proactive and pragmatic. By what criteria, however, do we decide whether somebody is a high potential...

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2011-07-26

Tips on networking and meeting people

By Drake Editorial Team

Thoughtful networking provides a focused way to talk to people about your job search. Done right, it can help you obtain leads, referrals, advice, information and support. It is an essential component of...

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2011-07-19

Asking the right questions

By Drake Editorial Team

Do you have any questions? Surprisingly, the most common answer is "no." Not only is this the wrong answer, but it’s also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company.

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2011-07-12

Leveraging senior teams in the new economy

By RHR International

The new economic “normal” is going to call for tough decision making and very hard judgment calls to keep analysts, shareholders and the board happy...

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2011-06-08

How to deal with difficult clients

By Drew Stevens

For the amount of time and concentration in customer service sometimes it’s important to understand that is not the representative’s fault but merely an unruly customer. This is an unfortunate occurrence but... 

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2011-06-13

You will be googled

By Drake Editorial Team

Some things about Web 2.0 make our lives better. However, when it comes to job searching, the way we use the Internet today can have serious implications.

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2011-07-12

Common mistakes to avoid in your job interview

By Drake Editorial Team

It's tough to avoid interview traps if you don't know what they are. Here are a few to watch out for.

 

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2011-07-05

Interview questions to prepare for

By Drake Editorial Team

How to prepare for an interview. 15 most commonly asked interview questions and the perfect answers.

 

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2011-05-15

Are your managers prepared for the seismic shift in the workplace?

By David Lee

What do you have to do to attract and retain Gen Y when your ‘old school’ practices don’t work? Learn all the key take-aways to understanding Gen Y, and find out how you rate on 21st century leadership practices.

 

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2011-05-18

Interview with Lisa Thompson

By Ben Gottlieb

Lisa Thompson is the Branch Manager for Drake International’s Calgary office. Lisa’s team consists of seven people, and she has been working with Drake for almost three years.

 

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2011-04-25

The #1 question on your interviewer’s mind

By Audrey Glasgow

Why should I hire you? Do you remember being asked this question?  For some crazy reason, answering this question really messes up a lot of people.

 

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2011-04-15

Cutting to the chase with cover letters

By Drake Editorial Team

A cover letter is an introduction, a sales pitch, and a proposal for further action all in one. It gives the reader a taste of what’s to come–not by simply summarizing the resume, but... 

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2011-04-15

Developing high tech leaders is different

By Drake Editorial Team

You've all heard it from your colleagues in high-tech firms. “Our people are smarter. Our pace is faster. Our technology changes more quickly. It's just harder to develop leaders”.

 

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2011-04-14

Bill Pollock: Drake's founder & chairman

By Drake Editorial Team

Bill Pollock was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is the youngest of 9 children. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of Manitoba at the age of 16, and received his Bachelor of Commerce at the age of 20.

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2017-12-05

Why You Need a Resilient Workforce in Today’s Economy

By David Lee

Do you realize how important it is for you to have a resilient workforce? Do you realize your company’s success depends on this? If you’re not sure, see how many of these questions you answer “Yes” to...

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2018-04-02

OLX Quickly Grows Sales Team Thanks to Drake Philippines

By Drake Editorial Team

Challenges and effective sourcing strategies implemented by Drake team Philippines to find the top talent for the world’s leading classifieds platform - OLX.

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