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7 interview mistakes you never thought of

 You’ve seen the hotel, restaurant or catering job   you want, you’ve sent off your resume and you’ve got a first interview. So, what are the mistakes you need to avoid to ensure you clear this hurdle and get a second one? Well, there’s a lot of advice out there, and you’ve probably heard the obvious ones about not turning up late and not looking scruffy. You’ve probably even heard the horror stories of the interviewees who chewed gum throughout their interviews, or started munching on sandwiches. Or the ones with the odd questions (tip: never ask an interviewer if that’s their natural hair color). But what about the…

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10 Recruitment Tips to maximize your job postings

Recruitment Tips to maximize your job postings In today's unemployment market, you need to use all avenues to find the best candidate.  Using Patrice & Associates is a great idea as we want to be your staffing partner.  Being your staffing partner also means we want to help you find multiple ways to source candidates when necessary.  Solve Your Recruitment Challenges Did you know, as many as 54% of Americans use the internet to look for available jobs? So, if you're an employer wanting to fill a vacancy, there's a good chance you've posted an ad on a job board. If that…

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Top Tips for Hospitality Shift Workers

I want to share some thoughts that's relevant to you as a hospitality industry shift worker who works works long, disjointed hours.  Coping with shift work can be difficult.  "Work to live, don't live to work" "The easiest way to deal with working long hours was just to make it enjoyable, have a laugh and banter with the customers. At the end of the day, the best way to get through it is to keep yourself busy at all times." "Large vanilla latte, extra shot of espresso, plus a double choc muffin!" "Working in hot busy environments should be treated…

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How to Restore Your Work/Life Balance in Hospitality Profession

How to Restore Your Work/Life Balance in Hospitality Profession Finding the right work-life balance is an important part of being happy at work. We all know how dedicated to your jobs you hospitality people are, but most of you know the tricks to maintaining equilibrium.  Getting the balance right between work and the other things in life can be tricky. Juggling work with caring for children or elderly relatives, studying, working in the community, or making time to meet up with friends can be difficult. Getting it wrong can lead to stress and unease, so finding that balance is crucial to…

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3 recruitment marketing trends that will dominate 2019

3 recruitment marketing trends for 2019 In order for us to predict what our recruiting will change in 2019, we needed to first look at 2018. According to Glassdoor, 76% of hiring managers reported that attracting top talent was their greatest challenge in 2018. This finding comes as no surprise considering that US unemployment rate in 2018 was the lowest in almost five decades, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend will continue well into 2019. This means that employers will face an even bigger challenge when it comes to attracting top talent. Compared to the job market of…

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4 trends in foodservice that your customers want right now

The global food service market is at a record high which mean fast casual restaurants will be fighting for a piece of the action and will need to set up their hospitality recruitment efforts to keep up with the demand. The battle to earn part of this additional revenue is more difficult than ever as consumer expectations are higher, placing more pressure on food service operators to incorporate quality into every inch of the experience or risk losing out to more daring concepts. The fastest way fast casuals can ensure customer victory is to understand their desires for not only…

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Hospitality Surprise Predictions for 2019

In researching what might be restaurant "trendy" for 2019, I've taken research from several sources and have developed this list of hospitality predictions for this year and found much of it surprising.  But a nice surprise! Levatine Cuisine - growing interest in Israeli cuisine has led to increased flavor innovations in surround countries.  Specialties from Lebanon, Syria and Turkey are finding momentum in trendy independent restaurants.  Sauces such as s'chug, pomegranate molasses, toum, labneh and tahini are finding new and innovative applications, in addition to ingredients such as urfa, lavash and even schmaltz.  My thinking is that once exploration throughout…

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Recruitment Tip: Hire the Best Talent by Finding the Perfect Fit

"WHAT WERE WE THINKING?!?"  Hindsight is always 20/20 but in the world of recruitment, this usually happens when we think we just hired the the best talent with the perfect fit for our company, and then we get disappointed with their performance, early leave or termination. Sometimes, what appears to be a perfectly performed recruitment of a new star, the reality is not as great as we would like it to be.  You found the ideal candidate for the job who you thought would be a perfect fit for your company culture.  Recruitment Culture Fit Tips & Questions You feel like you…

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Recruitment Tip: Culture Fit Interview Questions

Recruiting and hiring someone that is a culture fit for your company is often more important that hiring for skills or industry experience.  Often skills and job responsibilities can be taught but you cannot teach someone how to fit in with the culture of your organization.  They have it or they don't. Cultural fit interview questions are used to single out candidates whose values, beliefs and behavior fit in with your company’s culture. For your team’s and company’s best interest, always make sure to ask a set of cultural fit interview questions that will help you see if the candidate is…

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Hospitality Recruitment: How to Recruit Professionals in Hospitality

Hospitality recruitment is changing. How can HR professionals and recruiters face new hospitality recruitment challenges?  In this article I share some of the advanced recruiting methods I've learned over 30 years as CEO of the largest Hospitality Recruitment firm in the US and Canada.  The goal is to help you recruit professionals in hospitality. What is hospitality recruitment? Hospitality industry includes businesses that offer people food, drink, or a place to sleep. Some examples include: hotels, resorts, casinos, bars and restaurants. Hospitality recruitment is a term used for finding and hiring the right job candidates in hospitality recruitment. In other words, if you need to…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I have to say that having Tim help me through this crazy time was essential! 

    His commitment and communication was very helpful to me. I would recommend his help to anyone who needs help finding a job.  To be honest at this point I consider Tim a friend.  During this process my father passed and Tim made sure that everyone at my new job was informed while I was dealing with this difficult time for my family.  I can't thank him enough .
    Sincerely,
    Tyson j Larose
    Having Tim help me through this crazy time was essential!
  • I highly endorse Mike Buterbaugh!

    He is a very easy person to speak to on the phone and wasted no time getting me ready and prepared to take on the current job market. He was very instrumental in getting my resume set up in the most current and trending manner so I was appealing to companies.  Beyond that, he was always just a phone call away if I had any questions and he gave me real life advice and insight for the people I would be interviewing with not just a LinkedIn profile, like I have gotten from others in the past. I have used quite a few different Recruiting companies in the past and I never felt more than just a means for them to get a commission check, until I got connected with Mike.  He really believes in long term connections and I believe as my role develops with my new company that I can reach out to him for help in the future in getting more outstanding people to bring on board. Thanks Lee   I highly endorse Mike Buterbaugh!
  • I had the pleasure of working with Karen Horton while seeking employment. She helped me find an employer that was in my field, wage expectation and expected start date. She was so helpful and communicated so well from start to finish during the whole process. I was happy to find a job that will further my career and provide me opportunities to grow. It was a unique situation I had been in losing work due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but I am now happily employed with a great company all thanks to Karen and the team from Patrice & Associates. Thank-you so much Karen, you were wonderful to work with and I appreciate your communication, follow up and care through out the process.   Tim Meikle Thank You Karen!General Manager
  • Working with Corina has made the hiring process simple and non intimidating!

    I recently began my new career and honestly working with Corina has made the hiring process simple and non intimidating. Even though I was hesitant at first given that I had not interacted with Corina at the time she had first called, after talking to her and having her assist me in building a great resume I felt confident during my interview and the transition from one job to another was as smooth as I could’ve asked for. Thank you Patrice and associates. ~Fernando Rodriguez Working with Corina has made the hiring process simple and non intimidating!
  • Shannon totally changed how I thought about finding new employment!

    He suggested a few different opportunities and one of those became a perfect fit. Shannon was in constant contact and always followed up with myself and any management for Melt. Overall a really great experience! ~Zachary Reeder Shannon totally changed how I thought about finding new employment!