Hospitality Trending for the “New Norm”

The Hospitality Industry is embracing what may be a permanent “new norm”.  Extra sanitizing, gloves and masks are making for a safer experience as many guests prefer to dine-in.  Carry out has been a interim solution but to me, even a great steak doesn’t taste the same in Styrofoam.

Many restaurants are re-staffing and looking to Hospitality Recruiters for help locate top talent.  Not all furloughed workers want to return to their job.  This paid time off, with unemployment, gave them the ability to explore their options.

Restaurant Recruiters play a big part in re-staffing their hospitality clients. Many are using their PPP money to assist with staffing their locations.

Covid may have slowed down the hospitality industry but it not prevent the growth of some models.  While some restaurants are struggling, some of our clients are opening new locations.

The hospitality has been, and is still, the fastest growing industry.  Aug 9, 2019 — In June 2019, the leisure and hospitality industry—which consists of accommodation and hospitality nationwide, an increase of 42000 hires from May and 64000 hires from June 2018.

16.78 million people   This statistic shows the number of employees in the hospitality and leisure industry in the United States from 2009 to 2019. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics accounted for 16.78 million people working in the hospitality and leisure industry as of December 2019.

2.5 million jobs  The economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, the first time it has added jobs since February, as hundreds of thousands of workers flooded back to jobs in restaurants, health care and construction with the reopening of several states in mid-May. The May unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent.

I’ve been recruiting in the hospitality industry for 30 years and have seen the restaurant and hospitality industry rebound through many crises.  911 hit the country hard and impacted the hospitality industry.  Once people began to heal things slowly went back to “business as usual”.

Our 250 Hospitality Recruiters, at Patrice & Associates, stand ready to help restaurants as their staffing partner.  Our free out-placement service was appreciated by our clients.

We are in this together and together we will survive.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.

    Executive Recruiter, Sally Kennedy, was instrumental during this effort. This was the first time I have worked with a recruiter (other than the military) and Sally's professionalism and dedication showed me that I made the right choice. She took the time to understand my career goals and provided advice and guidance during the process which ultimately contributed to successfully matching me and my new employer.        

    Bravo Zulu to Sally and the team of Patrice and Associates!

         

    Very Respectfully,

    Derrick Guzman

    I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.
  • John Gillen was so very helpful! 

    He was quick to communicate with me and found me the perfect opportunity!  He moved at just the right pace and prepped me for the unknown.  Thank you John for all of your help!

    Regards,

    Nathan Helfer

    John Gillen was so very helpful!
  • Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!

    Sally Kennedy helped me polish my resume, prepared me for who I would be speaking with, as well as what they were looking for.  We spoke several times through email and over the phone during an extended interview process with the company that I am now working with.  All of her help and insights during this process are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    James Diggs

    Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!
  • Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!

    I was recently placed by Sally Kennedy, a member of the Patrice & Associates Executive Recruiting. I was contacted by Sally via social media and we set up a call soon after. She was very professional and helped me review and update my resume to present to the leadership team. I was selected soon after for an interview, which Sally helped ensure I was prepared and had all I needed to proceed with the interview process. Sally helped keep me focused during the process and was there for me like she was my agent, not a recruiter. It was Sally's initial paradigm that I would be a good fit and was she right!! After 3 interviews I was offered a position and I couldn't have done it without Sally. Sally followed up until the offer letter was signed! Looking for the right opportunity can be tough especially when working full time but Sally made this process much easier!    

    Joseph Mead

    Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!
  • I would love to thank Chuck Helden! 

    He made the applicant process so easy!  He also made me feel confident in the position I was offered and accepted! So thankful that he was a part of my journey into this management partnership.  

    Again, thank you and it was a pleasure working with you!

       

    Cheers, Manny Rodriguez

    I would love to thank Chuck Helden!