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Coaches vs. Cancer: Suits and Sneakers Corporate Challenge

Drake employees wear sneakers to work One of the causes near and dear to our hearts at Drake & Company is Coaches vs. Cancer, which helps to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This program is a nationwide initiative that teams up the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to raise funds for cancer research. The ...

Dear Atty., Can I demand access to an employee’s Facebook account?

Attorney Pete Albrecht “Dear Atty.” is a new column aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., Something happened the other day that has me steamed. I am the ...

Dear Atty., Should I Fire My Star Salesman?

Attorney Pete Albrecht “Dear Atty.” is a new column aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Atty. Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions through Drake and Company Staffing Specialists for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., Please HELP! I am currently sticking my ...

Questions With Kelly

Kelly Starr-King Drake & Company CEO Kelly Starr-King recently answered questions about a common misconception and what sets Drake & Company apart from other staffing agencies in Madison, Wisconsin area....

Community Spotlight: Dane Buy Local

Dane Buy Local logo 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....

Drake & Company Get Fit Challenge Update: The Inevitable Backslide

Get Fit Challenge progress chart 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....

Less Cake for Drake: Our Get Fit Challenge Begins!

At Drake & Company, we’re always working hard to find the right fit for both job applicants and companies in the Madison area—and this hard work often has us sitting at our desks for most of the day. Our sedentary office life leads to a fair amount of lunches at our desks, and although we try our hardest...

Hiring for Cultural Fit: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

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....