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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!

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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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I can honestly say that Liz Costa was a breath of fresh air.

    I have worked with other recruiters in the past that left me disappointed in their performance. Most seem to just want to get the position filled with almost zero research in your skill set. She was extremely helpful, with knowledge of the current position, the client base, what to speak about during the interview, and following steps of the  process. It felt like having a close friend or family member help you with your job search, not a recruiter. Her follow ups too were very helpful and insightful. I would recommend anyone I knew looking for gainful employment to use Liz Costa. Whatever Patrice and Associates is paying her is not enough!

    ~ Jesse Rusinski

    I can honestly say that Liz Costa was a breath of fresh air!
  • Dreams do come true! 

    Working with David Israel truly restored my trust and faith in working with a recruiter.  From start to finish David understood what was important to me for a new direction in my career along with my goals.  He was able to present me with an awesome opportunity, and in the end, I got the job.  David I feel is a well-seasoned recruiter that knows his stuff, I would highly recommend him anytime.  

     

    Thank you,

    April

    Dreams do come true!
  • servicesI would like to give praise to Ana Haynes of Patrice & Associates.

    I applied for a general manager position and Ana called me immediately to interview me. This was for a stranger to get to know the candidate. Ana was very professional, asked about my background and what I was looking for. Ana sent my resume over to the company I was applying for and the interview was set up. From that point forward, Ana was interested and cared about the process I was going through and if the position was what I was looking for. It was great, I am beginning a new path in a long time career path for myself and it is thanks to Ana that I have this opportunity. Thank you Ana for helping with the haggling of pay and interview process, as well as making sure my resume was sure to catch attention!  

    Much love,

    Rhonda

    I would like to give praise to Ana Haynes of Patrice & Associates
  • Thanks to Roberto Sempe for making my dream come true!

    It has been a pleasure connecting, speaking, and getting through an amazing process with Patrice & Associates and with Roberto, who understood my skills and needs and offered me a great opportunity where I could excel my expertise. He has been very tender and helpful during the entire process and I would always recommend him and Patrice & Associates to all of my friends for their future endeavors. Again, thank you for recognizing my abilities and matching with the right fit towards my career goals!!

       

    Regards,

    Nadeem

    Thanks to Roberto Sempe for making my dream come true!
  • Duke Witte is the consummate professional with a great deal of empathy!

    When Duke first reached out to me via LinkedIn, I was skeptical. The position he was reaching out for was not what I wanted. He asked what I was looking for in my new adventure, when listening to my response, he began to share with me what the opportunity presented. He assured me that I would not be disappointed. Fast forward to today, I am not disappointed and relishing my new adventure! Duke checked in with me after each interview step, scheduled a strategy call and has checked in on me several times during my first few weeks in the new position. Duke cares about his candidates and stays with you every step of the way. If anyone is seeking a new opportunity, my recommendation is to reach out to him. You will not be disappointed!    

    Kind Regards,

    Amita

    Duke Witte is the consummate professional with a great deal of empathy!