When Drake & Company was founded by Leanne and Gary Starr over 36 years ago, Paul Soglin was Madison’s mayor—the first time around, The Eagles’ “Hotel California” won “Record of the Year” at the GRAMMY’s, and John Irving’s The World According to Garp was the book that no one could seem to put down.
Anyone who has tried to lose weight—whether it’s five pounds or 50—has been through it. Yep, you guessed it—the inevitable backslide. When our Drake & Company team met with the other participants in the In Business Get Fit Challenge in mid-March, we were excited to get started.
If you asked me to rate the top five things that are difficult for me, I’d probably say, in this order
The first weekend of activity has officially wrapped up at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and it’s absolutely impossible not to get sucked into the action. While I can’t say that I follow the world of figure skating, biathlon, alpine skiing, or slopestyle snowboarding on a regular basis, it’s the competition and the athlete stories that consistently draw me in.
Before I started my position as Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, I worked as a Marketing Manager for a small co-ed independent PreK through Grade 8 school in Lake Forest, Illinois. Last summer, my husband found a job in Madison, and we jumped at the opportunity to get back to Wisconsin.
At Drake & Company, applicants come to us through several channels. Sometimes we’ve worked to place them in a temporary or full-time position before. Other times, they come to us as a referral from someone we’ve placed. However, the majority of the applicants registering with us are new to the staffing industry. Whenever we speak with a new applicant, we are reminded of the many misconceptions there are regarding the staffing industry—and we thought we’d take the time to dispel them here with regard to Drake & Company: