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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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Meet the Matchmaker for the Restaurant Industry

A recruiting firm founder knows a new job can change everything — even for her franchisees. Back in 1989, after having worked as a pet store owner, a caterer and the first female captain on the Chesapeake Bay, Patrice Rice realized something: Any given restaurant needs five to seven managers, but finding qualified people is often a struggle. Hotels and casinos are plagued by similar staffing issues. So Rice set out to be the missing link. She launched a hospitality and restaurant industry recruiting firm, Patrice & Associates, and developed relationships with large chains like Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee’s…

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Patrice Rice featured in Business News Daily

Seasonal Hiring: 6 Tips for Employers This article was written by Saige Driver and originally featured on  the Business News Daily’s website. View the original article here. The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. But if you are a business owner, it can also be the most stressful. Business picking up during the holiday season is great, but days like Black Friday can put a strain on the employees who are left doing the extra work. Many small businesses combat this by hiring seasonal help. However, there are some important things to consider, as regulations for hiring short-term workers differ from hiring…

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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!