Drake International, founded by Bill Pollock in Canada in 1951, is one of the oldest and most respected recruitment and talent management consultancies in the world.
Drake has grown from a one-room office in Winnipeg to having an international presence in Canada, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa, Australia, N.Z., Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Japan and Taiwan. We now have 100 offices servicing thousands of clients across a wide range of industries and functions.
We brought our global Drake heritage and expertise to Hong Kong in 1974 and have been pairing the right talent with the right companies here ever since. We offer bespoke Contracting & Interim Staffing Solutions, Search & Selection, Industrial Recruitment and Talent Management Solutions.
Each Drake office is unique and entrepreneurial. In our Hong Kong business (Employment License: 57136), we have a dedicated and knowledgeable team of recruitment managers specialising in the following practice areas:
- Compliance & Risk
- Education & Commercial
- Information Technology & Security
- Legal In-house
- Legal Private Practice
- Business, Legal & Professional Support
- Contracting & Interim Solutions
Our mission is to create opportunities for people, while increasing organisational productivity, through maximizing the potential of their new and existing teams.
Who is Drake?
You’ve heard it stated that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
Consider this concept as you address HR issues in your business with the ultimate goal of improving your bottom line. At Drake, we believe in partnering with our clients in providing customized solutions to solve specific business issues.
Our 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?
How do you get the highest possible ROI on your human capital? Experience shows us that this is the secret formula for success.
PI + PI = PI ™
Productivity Improvement +
Performance 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:
- The Acquisition process - identifying the individuals with the right combination of skills, knowledge, ability and FIT to become top performers in your organization.
- The Development process - the manner in which you onboard, train, performance manage, coach, mentor, etc. in order to drive engagement and the desired output.
- 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. To assist you, we have created a robust suite of Talent Management Solutions and Technologies that will do just that. We can handle all or part of your HR needs - driving organizational effectiveness and business improvement.
The Drake portfolio of solutions include:
- Permanent, Flexible and Specialty Recruitment
- Psychometric, Behavioral and Skill Assessments
- Employee Engagement Surveys
- Workforce Analytics
- The Drake Health and Safety Academy
- The Drake Training Academy
- HR Advisor
- HR Documents and Templates
Our Goal - is your revenue growth and profit improvement.
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
It’s all about People – Productivity - Performance
R. W. Pollock, Chairman
"Your Profit Improvement Company"
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.
* Canada, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa, Australia, N.Z., Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, and Poland.
Drake Overload Limited. Recruitment Licence: 60057
"Engaged Drake Legal on a role and was given the perfect candidate inside 5 hours."
Technology giant, Singapore
"Drake became a valuable partner when we expanded our team. We worked with a dedicated Consultant who facilitated our roles; we are very happy with their service."
Investment Bank, Hong Kong
"As a start-up, we use Drake HR Solution service as our outsourced HR function. They provided us with a dedicated consultant who partnered with us from creating hiring plans (in line with budget) through to professional level recruitment, assessment and onboarding. They even managed our employee review process! Highly recommend this niche service."
Legal Technology, Singapore
"We outsourced all of our non-core staff to better manage our back-office operations. Drake's service level is outstanding. Payroll is seamless, on-time and their reporting standards are top-notch."
Asset Management, Hong Kong
"Drake was appointed as our exclusive recruitment partner for permanent recruitment and we could not be happier with their service. The calibre of candidates provided and placed with us have been outstanding. Well done Drake!"
"Drake are more than just a recruitment agent; they are a mini consultancy! As a small business, we are able to focus on our strength because we have outsourced our back office to them. They take care of all our HR needs and Administration, allowing us to focus on our expansion. It's been a win-win. Thanks Drake."
Tech start-up, Hong Kong