2011-04-14

Bill Pollock: Drake's founder & chairman

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. During his third year of studies, Bill was the class president. Bill got a taste for business during school, when he started a lawn mowing company that grew to 22 employees by the time he sold it upon finishing his degree. His entrepreneurial experience at University gave him the inspiration to co-found Drake International in 1951. Drake started as a productivity improvement outsourcing company based out of Winnipeg. After successfully securing the Hudson’s Bay Company as Drake’s first client, Bill’s sights were set on expanding the business. In 1953, Drake opened up in Toronto, followed by all major cities across Canada. In the 1960’s, Drake expanded to the USA, UK, and Australia, and is now in 9 countries on 5 continents, operating as a human capital performance improvement company. Bill is an avid collector of art, LeCorbusier being his favourite, enjoys music, and has a keen interest in world politics. Bill was also one of the youngest members of the Young President’s Organization, joining the group at the age of 26 when there were only 325 members. He was personally responsible for bringing YPO to Europe and Australia, thus creating a global organization for entrepreneurs like himself.
2016-07-19

Does Your Team Culture Need a Makeover?

Gregg Gregory

Every team within the organization has a dramatic impact on the culture and thus an impact on the bottom line. So, how do you know if your team’s culture is in need of an overhaul—a makeover?..

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2011-10-01

When performance lacks

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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2012-03-21

Raising the bar in online testing

Drake Editorial Team

The growth of distance education and remote testing options has created the need for the online proctoring of test takers...

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2010-04-16

Navigating the hidden job market

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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2017-01-09

Six quick tips to terrific teamwork

Gregg Gregory

Have you ever wondered why some teams are so quick to work together and others are not? The ultimate understanding is the chemistry...

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08/27/2021

Are you Wasting your Employee Resources? Here are ...

Drake International

Employee talent and efficiency determines the pace and growth of an organisation. Whether you have tens, hundreds, or thousands of staff, they are critical resources that must be carefully hired and managed for optimum productivity. The truth is, if you don’t know how many resources you have, and if you don’t know how to utilise them, it will never be enough.

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