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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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    Hospitality Recruitment Can Work for You too!

    Emily was such a breath of fresh air. From the very first conversation we had till today, she has been so understanding, accommodating, and on top of everything. Emily originally found me, I'm not sure where, but for that I am so thankful. She knew exactly what the company was looking for and it made for a perfect fit. She referred me to the company and with in a day or two they had reached out to me. She did an amazing job keeping me updated as well staying on top of the company for communication. She gave me the best advise and provided me with all the information you can think of. Emily knows what's she's doing and is great representation for Patrice & Associates. Again, I can not thank Emily enough for the opportunity she's provided me! With out her I would not be where I am today. I am thrilled to be with this new company now and look forward to a long career with a great company! - Jasmine Lezama   Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Hospitality Recruitment Can Work for You too!
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    Let Hospitality Recruiters Work for You!

    I would like to thank Frank Rondeau for leading me through all the steps required to land a great job opportunity. Frank took the time to ask questions about my career goals, and personal plans, in order to create a personal resume based on my career and work experience.  This was to connect me with a great job that was a fit for myself and for my future employer. The end result was getting into the interview process.  Frank gave me appropriate advice on how to handle the interview process so that it would be successful, and it sure was. Thank you Frank and Patrice and Associates for helping me get started on this exciting next chapter of my life! - Elaine Garcia   How to work with a recruitment specialist Let Hospitality Recruiters Work for You!
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    Hospitality Recruiters Can Help You Find a Job too!

    Matt Lopez was one of the best recruiters that I have had a chance to work with. He worked for me!  Matt had all the information about the company, the restaurant and the people I would be working for.  No surprises at all! I have been at my new job for approximately 3 weeks.  I love the job and the people I work for. Matt helped me secure the salary that I was looking for as well. Thanks For Everything Matt! Joe Stewart     Career Coaches that help you for FREE Hospitality Recruiters Can Help You Find a Job too!
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    Hospitality Recruiters are There for You!

    Back at the end of March my wife and I turned our restaurant over to our daughter and son in-law to run, with the idea we would retire. We took a couple of trips and got somethings done around the house.  By the first of July I knew the retirement life was not for me. I started filling out some applications online and just a couple days later I revived a call from Karl Busch, with Patrice & Associates, he let me know he had a position open in the area. Karl knew all my back ground was in full service restaurants and he ask if this was something I would be interested in, I let him know that I love the restaurant business and doing something different in the business is just what I needed. Karl made the phone calls and got met the interview, he really went to bat for me. After a couple weeks I am now training and really enjoying the job and the people. Karl still checks on me to see how things are going. I don’t think of Karl Busch as a job recruiter but as a friend. Thank you Karl and Patrice & Associates for believing in me, Dave Grant     #1 Hospitality Management Recruitment Agency Hospitality Recruiters are There for You!
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    Hospitality Recruitment Works!

    I really want to say thank you to Aida and her team for the hard work they do for others!  I finally got my security badge so I can start to work at LaGuardia Airport! Thank you very much for you great help! -Jose Chavez   #1 Hospitality Management Recruitment Agency Hospitality Recruitment Works!