5 Tips for Working with Recruiters

Pizza Hut Starts Delivering BEER with your pizza!

Consumers are more and more all about convenience and speed of service.  Restaurants that don't offer in-home delivery on their own or through GrubHub, UberEats and others are losing market share.  The Pizza industry is #1 for "dine at home" options and now Pizza Hut steps out to be the leader once again.

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Top 10 Restaurant Trends in 2018

Each year it seems like the restaurant industry reinvents itself on some level.  It's been interesting to watch this year.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Promotes Jammin’ Jalepeno with a funny ad

Funny ad - even the way restaurants are advertising these days is changing.

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Q3 Workforce Index reveals sustained recruiting, turnover challenges in restaurants

Recruiting remains a challenge for restaurants, and the third-quarter People Report Workforce Index registers how wide and deep the difficulty is.

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Teens have been the focus for decades

If you think Baby Boomers are square, think again. The generation that came of age in the 1960s and ’70s were self-aware enough to work en masse to effect change, and they were arguably the first group of teenagers that were directly marketed to.

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How Organizations Are Harnessing The Wisdom Of Baby Boomers To Combat Skills Shortages

Some organizations are attempting to retain access to this knowledge and experience by setting up alumni networks. One of the most well-known alumni networks is YourEncore, which was set up in 2003 by Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly to enable them to tap into the wisdom of older employees who still wanted to offer their experience without working full-time hours.

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Is your restaurant ‘all in’ on hospitality?

Hospitality can mean many things, but it does not have to mean expensive. It does not have to mean white tablecloths or a fancy wine list. Those things can be great, sure, but they aren’t hospitality.

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How your brand can tackle unconscious bias

Starbucks. Papa John’s. The Spotted Pig. In the last year, restaurants large and small have made headlines over race and harassment issues, leaving operators to grapple with how to create inclusive company cultures while also preparing themselves to respond if an incident occurs.

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5 emerging brands reveal secrets to success

Instagrammable merchandising. Hyper-focused menu. Sexy vegetables. Gorgeous food. Authenticity. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers.

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How Quick-Serve restaurants are scaling the food chain.

Lisa Mason stood outside a Chicago restaurant at 9:15 a.m. on a recent sunny Monday, where she would continue to wait for two hours. She wasn't there for breakfast. She was there to get a $1 burrito. Mason was the first person in line at the new Chicago outpost of Dos Toros, a New York-based fast-casual taqueria opening its second location in the Windy City. By the time the doors opened at 11:30 a.m., more than 200 people stood on the sidewalk in a line that stretched across the West Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Chicago River.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Gary was a blessing!

    I want to thank Gary very very very very much for finding me this great job.  He was a blessing to me.  He went over and beyond to help me and always stayed in contact with me.  The world should have more Garys.  If it wasn't for him I wouldn't of found this wonderful job.  God bless him.   Sincerely, Patricia Monteiro Gary was a blessing!
  • I am so grateful for all that Jeannie did!

    I would love the opportunity to comment,  recommend and thank Jeannie Boland for her exceptional, professional and hands on approach to dealing with each one of her candidates. There is a certain expectation of the level of service and attention that a recruiter would provide to any particular candidate.

    Ms. Boland exceeded any and all of my expectations with her diligence, care provided, and genuine interest in my career during the rigorous application process. Each time there was more documentation needed or delay in bureaucratic procedure, Jeannie was the one who would calm my nerves and keep me focused rather than leave things to chance. Part of the reason I was able to excel and retain the desired position is because of Ms. Boland’s constant professionalism and confidence in me. I am so thankful.  I am so grateful for all that Jeannie did for me and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.

    Thank you again for everything,

    Christopher B. Zorn

    I am so grateful for all that Jeannie did!
  • Doug boosted my confidence!

    I have recently accepted a position at a great company with the help from Doug Lockwood.  Doug helped with every aspect of the interview process from checking on personal references, to updating an outdated resume, to providing me with literature to boost my confidence for my interviews. Thanks Doug! Sincerely, Anthony Renner Doug boosted my confidence!
  • Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!

    In early November of 2019 I began a preliminary search for new employment. As I was currently employed I’d say I was less than aggressive in this search . After a few short weeks of my resume being posted on INDEED I received an email from Mr. Tom Schmitt representing Patrice & Associates . After a great “ get to know you conversation “ Tom informed and educated me on an exciting opportunity coming soon to my area. After a second interview style phone conversation Tom put me in contact with a District Manger representing this opportunity. Shortly there after I had an offer letter which far exceeded the compensation and overall benefits package that my current employer was offering . Without Tom who was extremely professional and seemed truly interested in my situation, I fear I would have never heard of this great opportunity let alone got a foot in the door . Thank You Tom and Patrice & Associates . Warmest Regards, Dan Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!
  • Michael was always available to help!

    I would like to say that while I was working with Michael Bickle he was constantly attentive and truly helpful with every step of the hiring process. He arranged the interview, improved my resume, and gave me so much material for being successful during the hiring process. He was always available to answer all of my questions and to calm my nerves. He even helped to negotiate my salary for after my training is completed. I am truly grateful for his help and I wish him every success throughout the course of his career. I will definitely reach out to Michael Bickle and/or Patrice and Associates if I ever need help with my career again.   Thank you, Denae Rebecca Michael was always available to help!