Q: Is there a charge for placement assistance?
A: No, our Madison, Wisconsin area clients pay all of our fees, so there will never be any charge to you as an applicant.
Q: Are most of your openings temporary positions?
A: No, actually 80 percent or more of our openings are permanent positions, and many of those are direct hire positions that offer benefits from day one of your employment. We certainly work on temporary positions when our clients have needs in that area, but the vast majority of our clients call us asking for recruitment assistance with direct hire and temp-to-hire job opportunities.
Q: How long does the registration process take?
A: Typically only 30-45 minutes because we send you our paperwork in advance so you do not have to waste time filling out paperwork at our office. We are open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday, so we are happy to have you come in before work, after work or even during your lunch hour.
Q: What happens when I come in to register with Drake & Company?
A: We ask applicants interested in office support positions to take a short typing test, and then we have you interview with our recruiter and briefly meet the rest of our team.
Q: Should I dress professionally when I come in to register?
A: Yes, we treat the registration process like a job interview because it gives us a feel as to how you will dress and present yourself when you interview with one of our clients.
Q: Will Drake help me make some changes to my resume if needed?
A: Yes, we handle professional resumes here. Please call 608-257-2411 for more information.
Q: Will Drake & Company help prepare me for client interviews?
A: Yes, absolutely. Our recruiters visit all of our clients and talk with them often about the skill set and personality that will fit in best with their team and meet their needs. Because we know what our clients are looking for, we can share that information with you and help you get ready for your interview.
Q: Will someone from Drake & Company call me when there is an open position for me?
A: Yes, our recruiters will keep you in mind for any position that matches your qualifications, but we also ask that you check in with us from time to time and keep your name in front of us.
Q: Can I ask for a list of clients that you typically work with?
A: No, our clients expect us to keep our positions confidential, so we cannot reveal the name of a specific client unless they are interested in interviewing you for a position.
Q: What are my hiring choices?
A: Drake & Company Staffing Solutions provides three hiring choices that include direct hire, temp-to-hire and temporary placements.
Q: What is Drake & Company’s specialty?
A: We specialize in the recruitment of administrative, clerical, insurance and legal placements in the Madison, Wisconsin area. In addition, we have many years of experience in placing in the areas of accounting, human resources, management, graphic design, technical writing, marketing, sales, and much more. Our Madison recruiters are carefully trained to locate, not only required skill qualifications, but to also match corporate culture.
Q: What costs are involved?
A: After a complete job description has been given, your Drake & Company recruitment consultant will quote a temporary, temp-to-hire rate or direct hire fee. Please review the “Fee Schedule and Conditions” provided by your account manager for further details. The temporary or temp-to-hire bill rate quoted includes unemployment, state and federal taxes, worker’s compensation, bonding, insurance, and any recruiting costs incurred while searching for the employee. Our temporary employees are covered by our insurer immediately upon placement with your firm for the duration of the assignment. The direct hire fee covers all the charges involved in recruiting and placing that perfect employee.
Q: What complimentary services can I expect from Drake & Company?
A: Drake & Company offers you confidential services such as the use of our West and Central offices to hold private meetings or interviews. Drake & Company also offers your business a complimentary on-site human resource assessment in order to completely understand your hiring needs. In addition, we offer thorough reference checks on potential candidates in order to ensure the best possible placements