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Drake Business Review


Published globally for over thirty years, the Drake Business Review has been designed to help you meet the challenges and opportunities facing your organisation.


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Volume 4: Number 4 Online

 In this issue:

The Top 12 Reasons Why Slow Hiring Severely Damages Recruiting and Business Results

  • A Drake Case Study: An Inclusive Recruitment Approach Changes Lives and Outcomes
  • How to Handle an Exit Interview
  • How to Keep Quality People in Your Organization

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Volume 3: Number 3 Online

 In this issue:

  • We Found a Rock Star! Hiring the Best of the Best
  • A Drake Case Study: TST Overland Express reduces turnover and improves productivity thanks to Drake Edmonton
  • Six Compelling Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your HR Functions
  • Top Five Metrics for Workforce Analytics

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Volume 2: Number 2 Online

 In this issue:

  • How to Identify High Potentials in Your Organisation
  • The Importance of Measurement in Employee Engagement
  • The Top 10 Leadership Skills of Great Leaders
  • A Drake Case Study: Nat Builds His Future Thanks to Drake Medox New Zealand

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Volume 1: Number 1 Online

In this issue:

  • Interview tips: Getting the right people on board
  • How to: A guide to keeping your best employees
  • Feedback: A priceless communication tool
  • A Drake Case Study: Growing sales teams

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Volume 9: Number 1

In this issue:

  • Management Tips: Seven Ideas to Get the Most from Your People
  • Focus on: A Hiring Primer
  • Former Military Personnel: A Hidden Pool of Talent
  • Workforce Analytics: HR’s Strategic Asset
  • Stay Interviews: An Essential Tool for Winning the War to Keep Your Employees
  • Best Practices for Managing Virtual Teams
  • The Real Keys to Managing Millennials
  • The Dynamics of Employee Engagement
  • Why Conduct a Human Resource Audit?
  • Are you a Leader or a Manager?
  • When Should You Fire a Good Enough Employee?

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Volume 8: Number 2

In this issue:

  • The Ultimate Guide to Succession Planning
  • The Top 5 Metrics for Workforce Analytics
  • Extreme Onboarding: How to Wow Your New Hires
  • Profiting from Business Challenges
  • Focus on High-Potential Talent
  • Choosing the Best Service for Your Temporary Staffing Needs
  • The HR Audit: An Essential Improvement Tool
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Leaders Should Celebrate Wins
  • Turn Accounts Payable Outsourcing into a Value-Adding Advantage
  • Capture a Competitive Advantage through Workforce Planning


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Volume 8: Number 1

In this issue:

  • Why Leaders Fail to Deliver: Voices from the Front Line
  • The Importance of Exit Interviews
  • How to Onboard and Integrate New Employees Effectively
  • 6 Leadership Tips to Harness the Power of Teamwork
  • Leading from a Distance: How to Manage Remote Employees
  • Leaders Build Partnerships
  • HR 2020: We Need Data Scientists Now
  • What Employers Must Do Now to Drive and Sustain High Performance
  • 7 Steps to Creating a Winning Team Culture
  • How to Address Negativity in a Positive Way


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Volume 7: Number 2

In this issue:

  • Six Common Mistakes in Leading High Performers
  • The Undermanagement Epidemic Report
  • Powerful Metrics to View Your Talent Impact
  • How to Build Positive Relationships at Work
  • Building an Effective Team
  • Avoid Micromanaging
  • Performance Management Myths and Facts
  • Focus on Small Businesses and HR


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Volume 7: Number 1

In this issue:

  • Why HR Needs to Adopt Metrics and Predictive Analytics
  • The Board's Role in Talent Management
  • What do Great CEOs Do?
  • 10 Ways to Keep Virtuosos Engaged
  • The Strategic Benefits of Outsourcing
  • It All Starts with a Talent Management Strategy


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Volume 6: Number 2

In this issue:

  • Make Your Company More Effective Through Workforce Planning
  • Calculating the Dollar Costs of a Weak Employee
  • How to Become the Best Leader You Can Be
  • 8 Ways to Handle Employee Objections when Delegating Tasks
  • The Intersection of Recognition with Recruitment and Retention
  • How to Build a Resilient, Stress-Resistant Workforce


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Volume 6: Number 1

In this issue:

  • Rethinking Organisations from the Outside In: Talent, Leadership, and Culture
  • Why New Leaders Must Make an Impact Within Their First 90 Days
  • Re-Recruit Your Top Talent and Win the War to Keep Your Employees
  • Management Tips: Get More from Your Employees
  • Five Essentials for Career Advancement


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Volume 5: Number 2

In this issue:

  • Aggressive Strategies to Win the Talent War
  • Boost Your Bottom Line with Better People Management
  • Why Your Employees are Just Not That Into You
  • Five Things that Deteriorate Team Communication
  • How to Delegate Effectively
  • You Don't Have Time NOT to Manage Your People


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Volume 5: Number 1

In this issue:

  • How to Ensure Your People Make, Don't Break, Your Customer's Experience
  • Five Mistakes New Managers Commonly Make
  • Why You Need to Build Trust to Boost Performance
  • Why Emotional Intelligence is Important
  • Effectively Managing the Multi-generational Workforce
  • Motivating and Inspiring Your People in Difficult Times


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Volume 4: Number 2

In this issue:

  • The Invisible Workforce: How Do You Lead a Team You Cannot See?
  • The Six HR Competencies that Matter Most
  • The Financial Rewards of Employee Engagement: Better Relationships Bring Results
  • Management Tips: 11 Surefire Strategies to Shorten Meetings
  • Ten Ways to Keep Your Star Employees


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Volume 4: Number 1

In this issue:

  • What Every Manager Needs to Know about Workforce Planning
  • Seven Employees that Drive Managers Crazy, and How to Deal with them
  • Management Tips - The Major Myths about Rewarding Employees
  • Succession Planning - How Deep is Your Talent Pool?
  • The Key Steps to Building Teams
  • Six Key Principles for Managing Remote Employees


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Volume 3: Number 2

In this issue:

  • How to Resolve Conflicts Rationally and Effectively
  • How to Improve your Productivity through Workforce Planning
  • Management Tips: Ten Ways to Create an Employee-Centred Workplace
  • Career Survival and Success in the 21st Century
  • Build an Uplifting Company Culture That Serves, Sizzles, and Succeeds
  • How to Retain Sales Talent in a Competitive Market


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Volume 3: Number 1

In this issue:

  • The Changing Face of Reward
  • Great Leaders Grow Profits
  • 10 Ways to Overhaul Performance Reviews and Transform your Culture
  • Six Steps to Simplify Remote Management
  • Feed Forward Not Feedback


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Volume 2: Number 3

In this issue:

  • Seven Strategies for Building a Great Team
    Organizations with consistently high performance retain their top leaders and key performers far longer than those with poor performance. Find out how to build a team that gets results with these 7 strategies.
  • Engaging Employees to Retain Customers
    Are your employees aligned with your companies mission and priorities? Find out how to achieve a 22% improvement in employee performance using employee engagement best case practicies.
  • The Onboarding Stages Critical for Employee Retention
    How fast do your new employees become key contributors? Does your organization proactively build relationships with new talent? Make sure your not turning your carefully recruited talent into another turnover statistic.
  • The Secrets of Delegating Successfully
    Learn how delegation can propel yourself and your team to greater heights. Increase your productivity by learning how to delegate successfully while still maintaining the level of control you need.
  • Strategic Planning: Don't be Myth Led
    Do your employees feel ownership for your strategic plan? Does every level of your organization think the company is making wise decisions? Do these things matter? It's time to cut through the myths surrounding strategic planning.
  • Engaging employees through periods of layoffs
    Proven strategies to keep employees engaged and highly committed during times of economic volatility.


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Volume 2: Number 2

In this issue


  • The five domains of high corporate performance
    What are high-performance organizations like? What do they do differently? Is there a secret recipe that allows them to outperform their competition?
  • Common myths about employee motivation
    Motivating employees is extremely important to managers and supervisors, but despite its importance, several myths persist.
  • Improve your listening skills
    You devote about 40 to 45 percent of your working hours to listening. However, listening is a skill, and if you have not taken steps to improve it, you listen at only 25 percent efficiency.
  • Don't leave your corporate reputation to chance
    Many companies leave customer perceptions completely to chance. They are so entrenched in their business and the services and products they sell that they lose sight of one of the most important factors of sustainability - their reputation in the minds of their customers.
  • Intellectual capital: appreciate or you will depreciate
    Understanding what psychological and organizational factors influence the appreciation and leveraging of intellectual capital should be the first task of any organization.


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Volume 2: Number 1

In this issue:


  • Stumbling to the top
    Practical advice on how to help yourself and those you lead accelerate their ability to deliver results when assuming a new role.
  • Make the competition irrelevant
    By creating vast Blue Oceans of uncontested market space and opportunity, businesses learn to thrive, not just survive.
  • Excel in conflict resolution
    Resolving conflict doesn't come easily to many people. Learn how discussion and debate can generate creative, innovative approaches to issues or decisions.
  • Rebuilding HR to add value
    As the pressure increases for organizations to do more with less, the need to transform HR is becoming ever more important.
  • Virtual teams - your competitive advantage
    Virtual teams are linked by collaborative technologies, work interdependently and share responsibility for their outcomes. Learn how to make them thrive!


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Drake Business Review Volume 1: Number 2

Volume 1: Number 2

In this issue:


  • Why Intellectual Capital Is The Currency For Success - Lessons From Award Winning Dr. Nick Bontis
  • Seven Things You Need To Know To Build Great Teams
  • Understanding And Minimising CEO Failure
  • Successful Onboarding - How To Get Your Employees Started Off Right


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Volume 1: Number 1

In this issue:

  • Predictive Management How To Optimize Human Capital
  • Choose Tomorrow`s Leaders Today
  • Power Up Performance: 9 Ways To Keep Employees Engaged
  • The Traits Of A True Leader


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