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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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Restaurant Operators plan to expand

Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News posted an article yesterday highlighting the findings of the 2017 American Express Restaurant Trader Survey. The survey reached out and polled 488 owners, managers, directors, an CEO’s of independently owned restaurants. One surprising finding is the optimism that many restaurant operators still possess despite recent sales trends across the nation.

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Patrice & Associates Recognizes Top Achievers at Annual Convention

Nation’s Leading Talent Acquisition Firm Serving the Hospitality Industry Celebrates Outstanding Growth and Successes Among its Team of Franchisees and Regional Developers

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Patrice Rice featured in Business News Daily

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. But if you are a business owner, it can also be the most stressful. Business picking up during the holiday season is great, but days like Black Friday can put a strain on the employees who are left doing the extra work.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • “Wow!!! I've never used a recruiter before now, and my first ever experience was a phenomenal one. Lilliam was always on the ball and a step ahead. Lilliam made everything silky smooth for me from day 1, upmost I am so grateful for all her expertise and advice. I'm especially thankful for her having the utmost confidence and being extremely supportive of me.” -Kena H., Restaurant General Manager I've never used a recruiter before now, and my first ever experience was a phenomenal one.
  • It was a pure pleasure working with Mike Buterbaugh. He made sure my resume was right. He stayed in contact with me. He coached me through any interview I went on. This was my first experience working with a recruiter and I would recommend Mike to anyone. Thank you so much Mike for all your hard work, your patience and willingness to help in anyway possible. Courtney Lee I would recommend Mike to anyone.
  •  I would like to say Amy was a God send. She was very active and vigilant in helping me through the entire process. I am so glad I was able to work with her and she is the best of the best .I appreciate her hard work and efforts and I am grateful for her hard work.thank u so much . Amy rocks. Thanks Amy

    Cheneca Davis I would like to say Amy was a God send.
  • Tom was great to work with. He kept me informed and worked thru issues timely. He coached me for my interviews ensuring that my potential employers concerns were forefront for conversation. Should I happen to encounter someone looking to improve the employment circumstance, I will happily send them Tom’s way. Jor’l Campbell Tom was great to work with.
  • I was so glad I was introduced to FaLisa.  She was on point every step of the way and she kept me posted on every bit of the hiring process.  She made me feel like I was a VIP.  She handled herself very professionally and she had all the answers to my questions. I always felt like she was always working for me 24 7! So if anything comes up in the future and I am looking for a change in jobs I would 100% call back  FaLisa! John Heaton She made me feel like I was a VIP.