Employers Testimonials

Hospitality Recruitment for a GREAT Client!

I wanted to share both a picture and account of my visit to the Bavarian Inn this past weekend- my BEST client- and partner- Imelda Leix.

I’ll try to keep this brief- but the short story is that when corporate called and asked me to take on Bavarian Inn as a client, I was excited as this is a hotel that holds a deep meaning for my family – having gone there as a child with my parents- and then bringing my own children when they were little and now. We’ve always enjoyed everything about the Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth.

So as I began working with Imelda and team, I already had a passion for helping find the best possible people for her and the Inn, and as we fast forward through our working relationship, it goes without saying that Imelda has been the most communicative partner regarding the candidates we’ve worked through of any client I work with. Based on the foundation of that communication, we’ve worked together to help 3 candidates get hired at the Bavarian Inn over the past several months, all 3 of whom I got the opportunity to personally speak with and hear about the their positive experiences so far working for Bavarian Inn the past couple of days.

Also over the weekend I was given a tour of the entire facility and holdings so I could better understand the scope of their needs and reach, as well as hear about the characteristics and caliber of the people that work for them- much like Imelda, who has worked for the Bavarian Inn for 40 years!

Really just wanted to share this  because I'm in a grateful and committed state of mind to help amazing clients like Imelda and Bavarian Inn!

Doug Lockwood Grand Rapids Franchisee

Hospitality Recruitment for a GREAT Client!
I am very happy to be partnered with Patrice and Associates. You and your team have given us some very good candidates and I look forward to working together in 2019!

Matt Thatcher, Human Resources

I met Bruce Leininger during a reference check he was performing on an admired associate. He was just so thorough and professional, and he listened. He genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick. Afterwards, I asked him to represent me in my job search and we began a similar relationship. He contacted numerous references, all of them impressed by his ethic. My needs were area specific, as family was my reason to change my career so late in life, Bruce remained engaged and professional in what turned into a 3 month search. He reached out several times per week and seemed available at almost all times. He offered reminders about interview technique and updates/links to potential employers, to improve my preparedness. What a kind gentleman, I highly recommend utilizing his services.   Jim McGinnis City BBQ Bruce genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick.
It has been a pleasure working with Jay Gray, Owner with Patrice & Associates. We’re a small business that’s rapidly growing and they have consistently worked hard and have provided quick results. It’s taken the hiring stress off of us, so we have more time to focus on other important aspects of our business. They are on top of everything, and we can always depend on them to answer our calls, questions, and provide meaningful feedback.   It has been a pleasure working with Jay Gray, he has taken the hiring stress off of us.
Margo is the combination of Consistency and Awe-inspiring Impact in human form. Margo took me on as a client and to be quite honest I cannot remember a time in my life where I felt more coached and prepared for what was ahead of me. From the very beginning she was extremely clear and concise on what the role entailed and the demands that should be met. From pre-interview and post interview phone calls, to texts and emails she never skipped a beat. Not once!!! Not only did I have the best recruiter in NYC, I had a life coach. The type of coaching Margo does cannot be taught, she is the very best that there is. Her advice was direct, honest and unwavering. Her emails and plans of action were thorough with no room for misunderstanding. Her uncanny ability to isolate your strengths and have YOU build on them has you asking yourself "who knew I was this awesome?"!! As I have progressed into my new role, Margo has been there every step of the way, as I stated before the consistency is unmatched. I am forever grateful for the part she has played in my career growth. I truly believe I will continue to work with Margo as I move forward in regard to any major career decisions. More importantly she establishes a trust between herself and her client that is needed the most when one is in the midst of a major transition. With Margo on your team, I assure you that you will have no other choice but to level up and succeed. Cherri Parks-Taylor, Senior Guest Service Manager at Club Quarters Hotels   Margo goes the extra mile for Employers & Job Seekers!