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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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How Restaurants are Preparing for the New Normal

How Restaurants are Preparing for the New Normal In talking with our clients there seems to be a common thread in everyone's thoughts.  They want to transition back to normality.  This transition would be a gradual reopening of restaurants whereas festivals and ball parks may take longer. The pandemic has encouraged many restaurants who had not considered take-out to start offering it. Online ordering systems and third-party delivery apps have made this an increasingly realistic prospect. Restaurants should have a dedicated "staging area" for carry-out as many guests want to preserve the dining experience.  A separate entrance would be optimal. …

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Hospitality Trending for the “New Norm”

The Hospitality Industry is embracing what may be a permanent “new norm”.  Extra sanitizing, gloves and masks are making for a safer experience as many guests prefer to dine-in.  Carry out has been a interim solution but to me, even a great steak doesn’t taste the same in Styrofoam. Many restaurants are re-staffing and looking to Hospitality Recruiters for help locate top talent.  Not all furloughed workers want to return to their job.  This paid time off, with unemployment, gave them the ability to explore their options. Restaurant Recruiters play a big part in re-staffing their hospitality clients. Many are…

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New Online Accessibility Act introduced to Congress would require businesses to make their website and mobile apps accessible

Article shared courtesy of NRN.com Joanna Fantozzi | Oct 02, 2020   The Online Accessibility Act — legislation that was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by Reps. Ted Budd, (R-N.C.) and Lou Correa, (D-Calif.) — would officially extend the Americans with Disabilities Act to consumer-facing digital accessibility. Under the extension of the ADA, businesses would have to make their websites and apps accessible to the visually impaired. Currently, the law only applies to “public accommodations,” which only extends to physical locations. “Retailers want to serve all customers, and that includes those who are blind or visually…

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Restaurants maintain steady service sentiment even as recovery slows

Article shared courtesy of NRN.com Image shared from article courtesy of Getty Images Entertainment Restaurant sales improved again in August. But even though August’s same-store sales growth is the best result for the industry since February, it revealed a slowdown in the pace of restaurant recovery. This latest Black Box Intelligence™ data suggests that in upcoming months, and likely into 2021, the recovery will continue to look more like a sluggish climb instead of the rebound to pre-coronavirus sales levels we’d all like to see. Although the economy is recovering, millions of people remain unemployed, extended government relief packages are still…

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Jack in the Box reports 6.6% increase in same-store sales thanks to check growth and menu innovation

Article shared courtesy of NRN.com New CEO Darin Harris discussed how the company quickly pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic to come out on top at a rough time for the industry Joanna Fantozzi | Aug 06, 2020 Jack in the Box reported a 6.6% increase in same-store sales to round out a strong third quarter ended July 5, 2020, despite the company’s “substantial decline in traffic.” New CEO Darin Harris — who just came on board in June, replacing Leonard Comma, who announced his exit in December — attributed the company’s positive results, even with COVID-19-related traffic struggles, to average check growth of…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Sarah Straniero was a crucial part of my success! 

    Even throughout the holiday season she was relentless and never gave up on making sure potential employers contacted me in a timely manner.  She was always available to answer my questions and followed up with me prior to all of my interviews in order to ensure that I was properly prepared and had all of the tools that I needed to succeed. Thank you!  

    Leslie R.

    Sarah Straniero was a crucial part of my success!
  • John Gatewood went above and beyond anything I expected from a recruiter! 

    John listened to what I was looking for, offered advice and all the help I needed.  He not only helped me get interviews, but he went out of his way to make sure the companies were right for me.  John made my transition into my new career quick and easy all while making me feel like my wants and needs were his as well.  I am positive that without John's help, I would still be trying to navigate my way through endless phone calls and meaningless interviews that would not have led to being placed with a company I cannot only grow with, but make an impact.  Thank you John for your diligence and hard work as well as listening to me in order to find the perfect fit.  I greatly appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help.    

    Cheers,

    Chase McCarthy

    John Gatewood went above and beyond anything I expected from a recruiter!
  • Matt Lopez is amazing!

    I would recommend him in any capacity. He is so kind and professional.  He helped me obtain my dream career!  He connected me to a fabulous position within a growing, successful company.  He gave me guidance and support throughout the entire process, his insight and advice before and after each interview was immeasurably helpful.  I sincerely appreciate the work he has done and would recommend him to anyone.  

    Best regards,

    Amethyst Pina

    Matt Lopez is amazing!
  • Patrice & Associates Video Client TestimonialsRick Weaver is so AMAZING!

    I'm so appreciative of Rick Weaver's help in connecting me to an amazing Restaurant Group. Rick and I talked on the phone and he gathered all my information from my previous experience and designed an amazing resume. Rick quickly set an interview for me to meet with the General Manager and now I am with my dream team and dream restaurant. Thank you Rick for everything you have done in helping me to get connected with a great restaurant group and team.  

    Thomas

    Rick Weaver is so AMAZING!
  • Jobs & Recruitment News - Patrice & AssociatesEd Carroll is an extremely kind and patient person! 

    His knowledge and expertise helped me tremendously in landing the perfect position. I am truly grateful to Ed and Patrice & Associates, I highly recommend this service.    

    Thanks so much!

    Keira Johnson

    Ed Carroll is an extremely kind and patient person!