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10 things you can do today to become a better Recruiter for your company

I have been in recruiting for 30 years and hope a few suggestions can make your life easier.  Think about this:  Do your hiring managers run screaming when they see you coming? Do they pray for death each time you drop another 50 or 60 resumes on their desk? Does the team you support break down into deep shuddering sobs each time you have been chosen to fill their openings?  Does this sound like your life in corporate America? If not, you must be doing something right. But for those of you struggling, I have a few tips which I think…

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Top 9 Recruitment Trends for 2019

Recruitment for 2019 requires a different strategy. If you are still trying to recruit top talent the way you used to 10 years ago, you likely are struggling.  Today's unemployment rate makes it a candidate's market.  Where in the past candidates were competing for the best jobs, today companies are competing to attract the best talent. This article is designed to give you some quick, easy insights as you are planning your recruitment strategies this year. Recruitment Marketing    Surprised that marketing will come into play this year?  It's longer how the candidate markets themselves to you the employer, it's…

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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Doug boosted my confidence!

    I have recently accepted a position at a great company with the help from Doug Lockwood.  Doug helped with every aspect of the interview process from checking on personal references, to updating an outdated resume, to providing me with literature to boost my confidence for my interviews. Thanks Doug! Sincerely, Anthony Renner Doug boosted my confidence!
  • Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!

    In early November of 2019 I began a preliminary search for new employment. As I was currently employed I’d say I was less than aggressive in this search . After a few short weeks of my resume being posted on INDEED I received an email from Mr. Tom Schmitt representing Patrice & Associates . After a great “ get to know you conversation “ Tom informed and educated me on an exciting opportunity coming soon to my area. After a second interview style phone conversation Tom put me in contact with a District Manger representing this opportunity. Shortly there after I had an offer letter which far exceeded the compensation and overall benefits package that my current employer was offering . Without Tom who was extremely professional and seemed truly interested in my situation, I fear I would have never heard of this great opportunity let alone got a foot in the door . Thank You Tom and Patrice & Associates . Warmest Regards, Dan Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!
  • Michael was always available to help!

    I would like to say that while I was working with Michael Bickle he was constantly attentive and truly helpful with every step of the hiring process. He arranged the interview, improved my resume, and gave me so much material for being successful during the hiring process. He was always available to answer all of my questions and to calm my nerves. He even helped to negotiate my salary for after my training is completed. I am truly grateful for his help and I wish him every success throughout the course of his career. I will definitely reach out to Michael Bickle and/or Patrice and Associates if I ever need help with my career again.   Thank you, Denae Rebecca Michael was always available to help!
  • Darryl Jackson has been so amazing!!

    I was in a really bad place, emotionally and professionally, when Darryl called me. After just the first conversation, I felt like there was hope. Since then, there have been many, many conversations. Darryl guided me through the entire interview process for a job that he knew I would land, in the industry that I love.  He has also guided me through a complete change in my outlook on life as a whole. Darryl is the whole deal!  He didn't just help me find a new job; he's become my life coach and my friend.  I am so blessed to have Darryl's assistance and guidance in my life. He's seeing me into a great new adventure on my journey.  I wouldn't be so ready for this next chapter without him. When the next new adventure comes my way, I am so thrilled to say that Darryl will be there to see me through it too! Sincerely, Shauna Darryl Jackson has been so amazing!!
  • Matt was awesome!

    My experience with Matt at your firm was awesome. He actually had two positions lined up for me in one weeks time.  I had an interview and got the position!

    Thank you, Jennie Matt was awesome!