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2 Things Executives Should Know about Job Boards …. do they work?

Do Job Boards Work For Executives? Two Things To Know About Them It seems to be a common believe that most executive jobs are either found through networking or are "head hunted" by recruiting or search firms. Both leveraging your network and building relationships with a few executive recruiters in your industry are methods that can be highly effective for winning new opportunities. Both are without a doubt critical for executive-level professionals to include in their overall career management strategy. Both, however, do take considerable time — the results don’t happen overnight.  The advantage to developing a relationship with a recruiting…

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15 Tips to Get a Job Fast

There are several options available to save you time and energy as well as better results when searching for a job.  Here are 15 tips to help you get a job faster.   Save time by using advance search options on job boards.  All job boards have an "Advanced Search" option where you can use key words, salary, location, etc to pinpoint the specific job that may match your background. Applying for every job isn't always a good idea.    Focus on jobs you are truly a match for your skills.  Sending resumes out to every job available is just a waste…

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What are you doing to keep your workers in this tight labor market?

Companies are getting creative when it comes to keeping their workers.  In the "old days" of recruiting everyone worked 6 days a week, 60 - 70 hours and often didn't have benefits.  I've seen the trends change to attract workers but not like we are seeing now. Yum! Brands, for example, recently expanded its parental leave policy for birth mothers to 18 weeks at full pay, including six weeks of “baby bonding time.” The new policy also allows birth fathers, partners, adoptive and foster parents to take six weeks at full pay. Noodles & Company also offers parental leave, adoption assistance…

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5 Ways to Build a More Applicant-Friendly Recruiting Process

The job application process can be overwhelming, and job seekers won’t hesitate to abandon a complicated or frustrating process.   With unemployment low and the competition for talent fierce, employers can’t afford application processes that drive candidates away instead of welcoming them in. Job seekers have more options now than ever.  They can "pick and chose" which company offers the most, which company makes the process the easiest, which company seems the most interesting and offers the best career path. Here are five things you can do to ensure your recruiting process gives candidates what they want: 1. Be Honest About the Job…

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4 Tips For Writing A Resume That Will Get You The Interview

4 Tips For Writing A Resume That Will Get You The Interview If you’re tired of meticulously writing, editing and rewriting your resume, only to send it off and never hear about it again, you’re not alone. The reality is that it’s possible no one ever saw your resume at all. Over 90% of large companies use applicant tracking systems that scan your resume and determine if you are a fit for the role or not by looking for keywords. Keywords are those that are essential to the role, and the systems use them to filter the applications coming in, narrowing down…

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“You Snooze You Lose” means more now than ever!

In this tight labor market companies have to move fast if they want the best talent available. The unemployment rate, combined with the ever growing restaurant industry, has employers clambering to compete for top producers.  Employers are making hiring decisions faster than ever.  We have one client who does a phone interview, then a second interview the following Thursday and an offer is made on the spot if the candidate is qualified.  Some clients are making fast offers pending background check vs making a candidate wait for the offer until the background is completed. A recently published study shows: Almost…

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Darden CEO: Restaurants face a ‘war for talent’

Patrice & Associates is the recruiting solution for many concepts facing this War for Talent. Gene Lee says company’s scale gives Olive Garden parent advantages in labor battle Sep 20, 2018 Finding, hiring, training and retaining restaurant workers are growing into the restaurant industry’s biggest growth hurdles, according to the CEO of casual-dining behemoth Darden Restaurants Inc., and he says his company’s size gives it a considerable advantage. “The biggest challenge in the industry is going to be the war for talent,” Darden CEO and president Gene Lee said in an earnings call with analysts Thursday. “Brands that can hire,…

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Restaurants feel the pain of a tight labor market

Restaurants feel the pain of a tight labor market. With low unemployment rates and a continuously expanding industry, restaurants have been feeling the pressure in hiring employees and keeping locations properly staffed. Higher wages have strained labor budgets and workers have been gaining leverage on multiple fronts. Long standing “no-poaching clauses” are being done away with, giving employees the opportunity to move between franchises to find better pay and opportunity. With all the potential complications and cascading failures that can arise from staffing issues, there are ways to mitigate risk and navigate a challenging market. Specifically, effective and efficient hiring…

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Beware of the Counter Offer Trap

  Beware of the Counter Offer Trap Great News! You’ve just accepted a job offer for a job that gives “what you wanted that you didn’t have now” in your present position. Now you need to give notice.  How will your boss react?  It’s common for your boss to think: You’re one of the best performers. How will you be replaced? Keep the team together? What inconvenient timing – how can I possible replace you in only 2 weeks? Where are you going to work – for a competitor of mine? How can I get you to stay until I…

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5 Tips for Maximizing Recruiter Relationships

5 Tips for Maximizing Hospitality Recruiter Relationships Working with hospitality recruiters can be a great way to give your job search a boost, but there are a few important points to consider when seeking out the help of a recruiting firm. All headhunters are not created equal, so you will need to research the one that can best help you in your job search. Don’t rest on your laurels just because you have someone working on your behalf – it will still be up to you to stay motivated and be on the lookout for employment opportunities. Make sure that…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • My New Job Changed My Life

    I would like to take this time and thank you for the outstanding work that was put forward for me to get the opportunity to become a General Manager for with Arby's Restaurant. From the beginning you have treated me with the upmost respect and made all the necessary calls to set up my interviews and follow-up. That speak volumes of your hard work and dedication that you show to your clients at hand.  I without a doubt without any hesitation will recommend you to anyone, I know that's looking for a career in the hospitality and restaurant business. From the heart a true, in me you can count on friend and i hope to do business with you moving forward with my new career as General Manager for Arby's Restaurant. Sincerely, Johnny J. Cardona My New Job Changed My Life
  • Need a Job - Patrice & Associates can find it for you!

    I would like to start by saying that Heather Leach was hands down amazing! Usually the job hunt process is painful to say the least, but she was super focused friendly and made the whole process simple. She even managed to get me more money than i was asking for with my first choice company. I don't know how closely your company pays attention to these testimonials but i sincerely hope she is treasured by your organization. If i ever need your companies services again(hopefully not)  I would love to have her in my corner again! Chris Ingle Need a Job - Patrice & Associates can find it for you!
  • We can find YOU a Job in the Hospitality Industry

    Chelsie Greenway, recruiter in the Greenville, SC office, was a excellent help to me throughout the entire process of helping me find a new career job. From the very beginning she took her time to learn and understand my current situation & my wants and needs as far as moving on to something new. Over some time and weighing out options the opportunity to become a potential fit with Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar presented itself. Once I decided to go for it, Chelsie assisted in preparing me to give myself the best possible chance of obtaining the position. 3 interviews later I was offered the Kitchen Manager position with Bad Daddy’s And was able to start 3 weeks after accepting! I appreciate Chelsie so much for her help, phone calls, emails, and text messages of encouragement as I pursued this opportunity. She was a pleasure working with and I’d recommend her services to anyone looking to make the next big move in their Foodservice journey. Kwindarius Sapp We can find YOU a Job in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!

    Working with Helena Nash made the process easier. It was great to have her guidance and assistance. She was very professional and very nice. I had a satisfying experience. Helena’s advice help boost my confidence and I will forever be grateful. Thank you! Best regards, Emilie Errié  Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!
  • Tiffany finds out Hospitality Recruitment works!

    I'll start by saying Thank You! Gary Tietz and Patrice & Associates for the excellent service you provide. I always thought working with a Job Recruiting Agency wouldn't land me a career with a company I desire. I can honestly say I WAS WRONG. Communicating with Gary Tietz was a great experience. The first conversation we've had was about Patrice & Associates. What service the company offer and how he can help out with my job search. He scheduled an interview for us to speak more about my work history, customer interactions, and supervisor positions. He also setup a phone interview with the Manager of Recruiting of Corner Bakery. After interviewing with Lauren, I've learned more about Corner Bakery and she got to know me. Two days after the interview with Michelle I was offered a Full-time Supervisor Position with Corner Bakery. Whenever Gary heard any information from Lauren he immediately contacted me providing new updates of the hiring process. I'm extremely excited I was offered a position and grateful of the experience with Patrice & Associates!   Thanks Again Keara Young Tiffany finds out Hospitality Recruitment works!