Celebrating Our Founder Patrice On International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day. A day celebrated globally on March 8th where women are recognized and celebrated in cultural, economic, political, and social achievements. Today marks the call to action for women’s rights and equity in the workplace. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911 over a century ago. The movement has grown and belongs to all groups everywhere. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is Break the Bias. A gender equal world, a world free of stereotypes, discrimination, and bias. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. A world where women are celebrated in the…

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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Corina Mack is a LIFE SAVER!

    I feel quite fortunate that I have many things to be thankful for-one of which is Corina Mack.  In October of 2022 the company I had been working at for 6 years went through a round of layoffs.  Unfortunately, my team was hit, and I no longer had a job.  In November of 2022 I lost my mother.  I was devastated and not in a good place.  I had a family, in which I was the breadwinner.  I was grieving and nervous about the future, Corina contacted me on January 3rd of 2023 via LinkedIn Chat.  She told me about a role with a great company and asked if I was interested.  We spoke the next day.  During my job hunt, I had not seen this position in my LinkedIn page, so I was really glad she had contacted me.  She explained how it was a position where you were able to play with data to create a story-Right up my alley!  Corina was very professional and yet personal at the same time.  Because of this, I felt comfortable explaining to her that I was actively interviewing at a couple of other companies.  I had a hunch that "the end was near" regarding a position for one of them.  She encouraged me and stated that if I was interested, I should give it a try even though the interview process may be on the longer side.  (The process ended up being 4 interviews which was about the same as most I found.) The interview process went amazing, and I owe a lot of that to Corina.  She knew the team and coached me on any topic that she thought I should bring to the forefront in conversation.  She was there to answer my questions, called to say, "I'm here" and texted "Good luck" before each interview.  I felt like I wasn't going at this alone which means a lot when you are going through the job search process.  I am now two months into my position, and I couldn't be happier.  The role is FABULOUS!   I feel challenged, however the role is within my skillset and something I genuinely enjoy.  She knew the company and the culture to a tee, and I cannot say how lucky I feel that Corina contacted me.

    P.S. ~

    If Corina contacts you….just say "when and where"  :)

    Many Thanks,

    Keely Monahan

    Corina Mack is a LIFE SAVER!
  • Sally Kennedy is a ROCKSTAR!

    Sally reached out to me when I posted "open to recruiters" on LinkedIn.  I was unfulfilled in my current position and knew, as I am approaching age 55, that it was time to seek a better fit for my level of expertise.  My interview with Sally felt like I was having a cup of coffee with an old friend.  She really cared about my needs, desires, and my work ethic.  When my *new* employer was unresponsive between interviews, she maintained contact and was reassuring of my status.  I would have sought other, less fulfilling, opportunities without her as a resource.  I am thrilled to say that in 3 days I begin my new career as an Account Manager with a company that I am already in love with, and I am incredibly grateful that Sally made that connection!    

    Judi Fulton

    Sally Kennedy is a ROCKSTAR!
  • I would like to start off by saying I am extremely grateful for the work that Mr. Jeff Weller has done for me. 

    Mr. Jeff went above and beyond to help me get a new job.  His preparation, attention to detail and commitment is unmatched.  When I did not get the first job I interviewed with, I felt like giving up and was so down on myself.  Mr. Jeff went to work once again immediately to find me another interview and did so in less than 48 hours.  I know for a fact I would not have this opportunity without his help and I will forever be grateful and thankful for all the work he did with  and for me by putting my professional resume together, making sure my resume was seen by companies, and making sure I was more than prepared for the interview process.  

    Once again, thank you Mr. Jeff!

    Hunter Lane

    I would like to start off by saying I am extremely grateful for the work that Mr. Jeff Weller has done for me
  • Eric Wright is the best!

    I received an email from him about job opportunities, shortly after replying to the email I received a call from Mr. Wright discussing my needs for a job and the opportunities he had found to match.  He was very professional and efficient.  Communication was great!  I was never left guessing “what’s next”, he was so informative every step of the way!  Needless to say, I’m happy with this process and my new job as well!


    Janetra Ellis

    Eric Wright is the best!
  • Thomas Evers found my DREAM JOB!

    Thomas Evers was an incredible advocate and even had the opportunity to match me with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that allowed me to explore new environments and spread my wings. I owned a marketing agency that serviced the Las Vegas luxury dining and hospitality community. I'm incredibly excited to create an impact in Temecula with this new opportunity that allows me more work/life balance and focus on one hospitality group as their Creative Brand Director. Thomas also followed up at every step and truly worked hard to help me get the best possible contract.

    Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication,

    Danielle Perea

    Thomas Evers found my DREAM JOB!