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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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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected!

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Horton. Although I never got a chance to meet her in person, she has stuck by my side since day one to help me seek new job opportunities. She always communicated with me in regard to everything that was required. Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected. She was the first person to contact and congratulate me when I was offered my position. I have already recommended her to other people who got interested in contacting her after hearing my experience. I am waiting for a chance to meet her in person. I am very thankful for her assistance. Habib Motan Karen’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected!
  • Joe is so awesome!!!

    This is so awesome!!! I knew he was the right fit when I talked to him! Kristen L. Joe is so awesome!!!
  • Duke Witte was great to work with from the beginning.

    He took my resume and made it a masterpiece. He followed that up with coaching, advice, and mentoring through the entire process including following up with me well over 60 days of employment. He listened to what I was looking for and found me a wonderful fit. I have been working in hospitality on and off since 1993 and I can say without hesitation this was the best process of job acquisition I have ever had. He found me a company I can call home. I understand being skeptical but this company, and more specifically Duke delivered on his promise to me. I am grateful to have had a chance to work with such an unwavering professional. I would and will continue to recommend Patrice & Associates as a premiere recruiting company. Thank you, Thomas Showalter   Duke Witte was great to work with!
  • Carly was very amazing!!!

    She worked and understood my situation, potential and needs.  She knew what I was looking for, what my options were, and she never offered fake leads or over or under-qualified positions.  Carly is a great asset to your company.  She is very polite, welcoming  and a professional individual.

    I once again thank her for her efforts and time to land me an opportunity which suits my skills and needs.   Thank you. Harshesh patel. Carly was very amazing!!!
  • I am grateful for Milton's help...

    I would like to give thanks to Milton Sallee, he definitely took the time make sure that I was ready for my interview. By just coaching me form start to end, and I believe the extra training he gave me was definitely the most helpful. He represents his client well.  I am grateful for everything that he has done and I can't wait till I start with with me new career. Thanks for your help, Anthony V. Branch II I am grateful for Milton's help...