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What Is Next For The Baby Boomer Generation?

By now, we have all heard of the Great Resignation. This movement has spanned all age groups from Millennials, Gen X, to Baby Boomers. During the pandemic we saw a significant surge of Baby Boomers retiring. It was a stark reality that crazy things happen and maybe it’s time to embrace retirement and live life to the fullest. However, not every Baby Boomer wants to retire. Today I want to talk about those Baby Boomers, those individuals who over the past 20-30 years, worked their way up through the corporate ladder. A baby boomer is defined as independent, self-reliant, and…

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Presidents Day Reflection

On this President’s Day, we are sitting here reflecting on what a tumultuous two years our country has gone through. This pandemic has put a strain on everyone professionally, financially, and mentally. That being said, we are moving into 2022 seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Patrice & Associates went through its own challenges in 2019 and 2020 as the pandemic was rearing its ugly head. Our business certainly was effected but we adapted and overcame the challenge. When covid first emerged, we were coming off a successful implementation of Executive Search in our model. Although we…

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Patrice Gives Back

In the spirit of love and community today is the day to talk about giving back. When you look at the definition of “give back” in the dictionary it states, to provide help or financial assistance to others in appreciation of one’s own success or good fortune. This is exactly the mindset of our founder and CEO Patrice. She has taken her knowledge and success and given it back to the community. She is passionate about many organizations and today we are going to highlight the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.   This organization’s mission is to honor the sacrifice of…

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The First Virtual Training of 2022!

The First Virtual Training of 2022!     The time has come to wrap up another great virtual training session for Patrice & Associates. We brought on five amazing franchisees ready to dive into the surging hospitality industry. Our two-week session is a jam-packed mixture of classroom learning, breakout sessions, and hands on recruiter training. Beginning the recruiting process in training is key to getting our franchisees ramped up quickly. Our goal is for them to leave the two weeks of training confident and ready to begin their franchise journey. Once our franchisees graduate, they will embark on a post…

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Special Note from Patrice

[caption id="attachment_21879" align="alignleft" width="300"] Man push number zero down the cliff where has the number 2021 with blue sky and sunrise. It is symbol of starting and welcome happy new year 2021.[/caption] 2020 was a year to remember, or forget.  We all know hospitality was one of the hardest hit industries.  The restaurants that survived had to “pivot” to stay afloat.  Carry out, curbside pick up, and delivery all became the “norm”.  Restaurants and Patrice & Associates pivoted together. The pandemic is almost over and restaurants are rebounding quickly.  The new concern is they can’t find staff.  The news reports…

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Hospitality Recruitment Demand Overflows

We are seeing more and more companies expanding and need managers.  Our hospitality recruitment services are in high demand as we have over 1,000 jobs. The demand for managers will be increasing as restaurants are moving to digital drive-thru windows. Pizza Hut is launching a digital pickup window at 1,500 restaurants Pizza Hut announced Tuesday that the Yum Brands company has launched the Hut Lane: a dedicated digital pickup window at 1,500+ locations around the country, with more on the way. The feature allows customers to place orders through the Pizza Hut website, app, or over the phone and drive…

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The Hospitality Flood Gates are Opening!

As the owner of Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment, I use my own business as a yardstick measuring the health of the hospitality industry.  In 2020, our clients were being forced to close, job seekers weren't looking for jobs as they were on unemployment - and there were no jobs to be found. As more states gave the green light for restaurants to open, they have been in a frenzy.  Many only got a 24 - 48-hour notice that they could open.  They didn't have the food ordered, they didn't have any prepping options and they didn't have the staff.…

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The unprofessional actions of one ruin it for all

Authored by Chuck Helden, Franchisee The other day I came upon a LinkedIn post, written by a recruiter from another firm within my own industry. This recruiter wrote that her client embarrassed her because of their unresponsiveness to the application of one of her candidates. She told the candidate of this client's unresponsiveness, and that she could not wait to find him a better opportunity with a better company. She then proceeded to “lecture” her client in the post! There are a lot of incredibly good professional recruiters and recruiting firms out there, but there are some that give the industry a…

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Hire for Culture and Fit

Author:  Rick Weaver, Franchisee Hire for Culture and Fit It was a chilly morning as I raced to get to a meeting across town. Along the way I stopped for a quick breakfast. When the food came, I said, “You must enjoy getting people a delicious start to their day.” The reply shocked me. “I like it, I just wish the food was healthier”. I immediately thought, “my breakfast isn’t healthy? I thought it was. After all it's low in sodium and fat. What is wrong with it.” Was the problem the food, the wait staff, or something else. Research…

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Patrice & Associates Update on COVID and the Hospitality Industry

Patrice & Associates Update on COVID and the Hospitality Industry Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, told Robin Roberts of ABC News in Mid-November “the calvary is coming here. Vaccines are going to have a major positive impact.” Dr Fauci, a trusted top adviser, sees the vaccine  having a significant affect on curbing the pandemic.   This combined with thoughtful mask wearing means that we see an abatement of this pandemic within 4-6 months.  Hopefully at that point, life will return to “normal.” There is no question the hospitality industry has been hit the hardest in the last…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Sonia Postema was a big help in my career

    I would say I am so thankful she believed in me and was so incredibly encouraging for me take the next step as I don't think I would have had the courage without her.  Believe in her as she will make you believe in yourself and that you can do anything.  Any job and she can make happen.    

    Maureen

    Sonia Postema was a big help in my career
  •  Hez was nothing short of awesome!

    Hezekiah Butler helped me find a great company to work for.  It is a perfect fit for me and provides tremendous growth.  He is professional, resilient, committed in finding the right job and always available for questions that might come up in the hiring process.  I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a new career.              

    James Anderson

    Hez was nothing short of awesome!
  • Where Do You Want Your Career to Go Next - Hire a Career Coach - Patrice & AssociatesEd Carroll was wonderful!!

    He reached out to me via social media regarding an opportunity that he thought I'd be a perfect fit for.  He walked me through the entire process and continuously checked-in with me through the hiring process.  He sent me tips and tricks to get prepared for my interview and provided a detailed description of the job.  I wasn't looking for a new position, but I couldn't let this incredible opportunity slip away.  After several interviews, I received and accepted my job offer.  Ed was kind, personable, and kept me informed through the entire process.  I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a new opportunity! Thank you so much!    

    Best,

    Rebecca

    Ed Carroll was wonderful!!
  • To say that Scott Meyer was helpful would be an understatement. 

    Scott is “God sent.”  He NEVER promised me a job/career.  Rather he gained my trust from our very first telephone interaction, and if you keep an open mind and PRACTICE all of the pointers that Scott gives you, then the interview process will be “a piece of cake!”   This was my very first time working with a job recruiter, and Scott made my experience exceptional!! 

     

    Venecia Long

    To say that Scott Meyer was helpful would be an understatement
  • David Kohlasch was amazing to work with!

    He is a highly professional recruiter who perfectly identified my expectations. He has been a great support throughout the hiring process by offering efficient communication and relevant advice. I truly appreciate the work he has done and would recommend him to anyone.    

    Thank you again,

    Antonin

    David Kohlasch was amazing to work with!