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Hospitality Recruiting Strategy changed by 2 Restaurant Brands

Hospitality Recruiting strategies are ever changing. Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel were 2 of my very first clients when I started in hospitality recruitment.  I have seem then go through many changes with regard to compensation and quality of life.  They have both been leaders in recognizing the need to change and again they are stepping out to make it happen. Hourly recruiting is evolving. Competition continues to intensify and applicants have far more available opportunities. What worked before no longer works today. If you want to stay relevant, you need to reevaluate your approach and get more strategic--which is…

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Recruitment Tip: Write a great ad people will answer

After 30 years the hospitality recruitment business, I have learned what's important to get people to respond to your ad for employees. The industry you're in doesn't matter when it comes to writing ads. When I look at most ads posted, on Monster, Indeed, etc, the ad is  all about what that company wants in an employee.  You want this, you want that, you need to have this, you need to have that.  Here's the job description, which anyone applying for the job should already know, and oh by the way apply now. There is nothing on most ads that…

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Recruiting has changed – do you have an employee value proposition?

For the last 30 years I've watched lots of changes affecting the recruitment process.  From using fax machines, to the onset of job boards (which everyone thought would solve their problem but didn't), to social media recruiting.  Previously no one ever thought an Employee Value Proposition.  Why would they?  People wanted a job, you had a job, and you could pick the best person from the multitudes that said "pick me, pick me!" Today everything is different.  No longer are people standing in line that want your job.  They have options, they are tech savvy and have checked out your…

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Improve your Recruitment Efforts through Social Media

Social Media Recruiting is a simple, fast and affordable way to target top talent and promote your Employer Brand. In today's shrinking marketplace for top talent your employer brand is critical.  WHY would someone want to work for your company? What makes you different from your competitors?  You need to understand WHAT your employer brand is today and then take steps to change if necessary. What is Employer Brand? Employer Brand is the term used for your company's reputation as an employer.  Employer Branding is the process of presenting your company as a desirable employer. The goal of Employer Branding is to attract high-quality candidates and position your company as their employer…

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Restaurant Turnover and Recruitment Challenges are Here to Stay!

Restaurant Turnover and Recruitment Challenges are Here to Stay! I have been in the hospitality recruitment business for 30 years (and will now stop counting!) and every year I hear that hospitality recruiting agencies will no longer be needed.  The goal has always been for restaurants to find their own staff and as Staffing Partner to my clients we help with that goal.  But the stark reality that restaurant turnover and recruitment challenges are here to stay! The best restaurateurs know that it takes more than a good restaurant menu to bring guests in the door. Every year, new restaurant industry trends shape and…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Recruitment Experts Are the Best Coaches

    Mike was phenomenal. The interview process was a little long but Mike was extremely personal and checked in with myself and the company daily to keep the communication going. He was very straight forward with what to expect and the time frame. He was constantly giving advice and even answered questions at night and on the weekend. He really helped me find a dream job and I cannot thank him enough. Thank you, Seth Strong Recruitment Experts Are the Best Coaches
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    Recruiters Find You the Best Job!

    The experience was a positive one and I am extremely grateful with the help and resources she provided. Vicki spent a lot of time mentoring and providing very useful tools for interviewing, before And after the process. She was encouraging and stayed in constant communication. Vicki really was with me every step of the way and I very much appreciated. She really is on your side.  I look forward to working with Vicki again and would recommend her services to others looking for employment in the industry. Thank you Vicki,  you are awesome! Leah Coyle General Manager Cafe Yumm! Recruiters Find You the Best Job!
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    Recruiters Source the BEST Candidates for Your Company 

    I must tell you that we posted this EA job opportunity on Indeed and another site, and had a lot of applicants.  After going through the timely process of elimination, we ended up with about 5 candidates to personally interview.  The candidates that Marty has brought us were both much, much better than what we did on our own.  I also asked both candidates how they felt about Marty as a recruiter, since we are recommending your company to all our franchisees, and they both had rave reviews about his follow up, sincerity and kindness.  Just thought you would like to know that. Alan Thomas, Just Love Coffee Recruiters Source the BEST Candidates for Your Company 
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    Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach

    Frank reached out to me via Linked In messaging and right off the bat he was speaking my language.  His message was exactly what I needed to hear to consider the position he was looking to fill.  He kept me informed as the process progressed and he maintained discretion which was greatly appreciated.  I was very impressed with how everything went and felt it was a very professional process.  He even coached me prior to the interview process and let me know key points of my qualifications that would be most relevant to the position I was seeking.  Thank you for everything Frank!

      Please feel free to use the testimonial in your marketing materials.   Thank you!   Ed McIntosh Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach
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    Hospitality Recruiters Help You Find a Job For FREE!

    Helena was wonderful throughout the whole process. I started my job search far sooner than necessary (3 months before moving back to Boston) and she walked me through the necessary steps to prepare for the submission of my resume. She was very responsive and helpful with answering my questions and setting up communication between myself and Cafe Nero and making sure that we stayed to an appropriate timeline. She made the whole interview process a breeze and helped build my confidence in preparation as well. It was really nice to work with someone that not only cared about placing you with a company but also cared about your transition into that company and overall satisfaction with the process and job.   Thanks, Heather Pew Hospitality Recruiters Help You Find a Job For FREE!