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Consider Recruitment Cycles when Looking for a Job

When looking for a job, timing isn't everything but it's definitely something to consider. Being in the right place at the right time sometimes can get you a job but how do you know if you're timing your job search just right?  There are many aspects to job hunting to consider.  What is turnover rate of an industry?  Are there seasonal needs?  How is the economy affecting the hiring that an industry?  It's often tough to figure it all out and get a job. One aspect of the job hunt to consider is the recruitment cycle. Like most business functions,…

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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Hospitality Recruitment Works!!

    Team Hebert from Patrice & Associates was fantastic to work with. They maintained a highly professional demeanor and were always very friendly, and found me the perfect job. They were quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for, recognizing my strengths and putting me forward for exactly the right job. They have been very pro active and supportive throughout the recruitment process and I will always remember that. I could not recommend them more highly. Thank you. -Jose Fuster   Patrice & Associates can help improve your interviewing skills Hospitality Recruitment Works!!
  • Recruiters Helped Me Find a Job!

    Mike is awesome. He found my resume and got me a job interview within a couple days. I had that interview and within a week I was hired. The resume ideas were great. He stayed in touch before and after the hiring process with ideas and questions. He know what I was looking for and got it for me. -Shawn Beistel   #1 Hospitality Management Recruitment Agency Recruiters Helped Me Find a Job!
  • Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach!

    A few months ago, I received an email notification that someone sent me a message on my linked in profile. It was from a recruiter, Daniel, basically saying, if I was looking for an opportunity, to give him a reply back. I get these a lot, and turn down the offers after thanking them for reaching out. I can’t say why I decided to entertain this recruiter, but I did. After two messages, we agreed on a time to speak. We spoke about my occupational background his background and opportunities that he had, if I was interested. The concepts that he spoke about were great, but the thing that struck me is, he wasn’t forcing me to make a decision. It was comfortable. I sent him my resume, which I thought how it was written was great. When he sent it back to me revised, I was put in my place real quick. I saw why he does what he does for a living, and I told him that. Well fast forward to getting into the lineup of potential managers for a concept, Daniel was encouraging, enlightening, and “cool as the other side of the pillow”. He was a great communicator with me concerning the brand, their background, where they are headed. He sent information to look over to better prepare me for each step I would take in the interview process. All this without asking, Daniel would even call or text to see how I was doing, and how the process was going. He even told me to call if I had any concerns or just wanted to talk, which I did utilize and we chatted for about 30-40 minutes one night. So all in all, I was picked as the new Culinary Manager for the concept. I am about to go to training in a few days, and he still reached out to me after the job was done. That’s something I didn’t experience with my last recruiter. Daniel, is definitely a great asset to Patrice and Associates, and with this being my first experience with them I can say I was impressed. Thank You Patrice and Associates and definitely thank you Daniel. -Darrell Muir     Career Coaches that help you for FREE Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach!
  • Hospitality Recruiters Help Find You a Job for FREE!

    I am so grateful for the way he helped me put my career back on track and get my life in order. He helped me find my best avenue moving forward. He got me interviews with many companies. I am now happily employed and can't thank him enough for his time and consideration. - Moe   10 Reasons Why Hospitality Jobs are Great! Hospitality Recruiters Help Find You a Job for FREE!
  • Hospitality Recruiters Can Find You a Job!

    Thank you for ALL your hard work and taking the time to work with me. I am so pleased with my new position and am looking forward to growing within my career. I couldn't of done it without you! -Kelsey   Let Your Personal Career Coach help you FOR FREE Hospitality Recruiters Can Find You a Job!