Patrice & Associates Celebrates Outstanding Achievements at 2012 Annual Conference

Office Owners, Staff Recruiters and Corporate Leadership Team Collaborate to Continue Company’s Position Atop the Hospitality Industry

Patrice & Associates recognizes that staying at the top of the hospitality recruiting field will be a bigger challenge than the path it took to get there. With this clear understanding, the company recently brought together all of its stakeholders to share in inspiring and informative meetings, with the sole purpose of cementing Patrice & Associate in its leadership position.

 

“There’s nothing like bringing the entire Patrice & Associates family together under one roof,” said Patrice Rice, president of Patrice & Associates. “The best and brightest of the hospitality recruiting world gathered at the conference to share innovative ideas for the future. We have a clear path for Patrice & Associates to remain the recruiting company hospitality brands trust most to fill their managerial positions.”

 

Returning home from the motivational three-day conference, office owners, recruiters, corporate staff and vendor partners have retooled their industry leading talents to sharpen the company’s edge. The full-service hospitality recruiting company, with more than 30 offices in the United States, held its annual conference in Baltimore, Md. In addition to a strong educational component, the gathering also served as an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of its world-class recruiting offices and share best practices.

 

“The information sharing was outstanding. It’s a reflection of just how strong the Patrice & Associates family is becoming,” noted Rice, who started the company in 1989 and began growing it nationwide through franchising in 2008. “We’re on a trajectory to have more than 100 offices open in the next few years, and the strength of our current collection of franchisees is a big reason why our expansion is coming along so nicely. Together, we are laying the foundation for exponential growth.”

 

During group gatherings at the conference, a few of Rice’s most poignant comments included the business’ impressive performance from the first eight months of 2012. Exemplifying the company’s proven recruiting system and processes, Rice noted substantial systemwide revenue increases during this timeframe compared to the same period last year. In addition, the number of placements Patrice & Associates have closed is up significantly. Nonetheless, Rice reminded all in attendance about the dangers of becoming complacent.

 

“The insights that Patrice and the outstanding panel of speakers shared with us at the conference were remarkable,” said Gary Bernard, Houston area Patrice & Associates franchisee. “Consensus is that we’ve worked way to hard to get to the top to let anything get in the way of risking that position in hospitality recruiting.”

 

The most emotional portion of the get together was the awards dinner. Patrice & Associates handed top performers individual honors for their excellence in recruiting throughout the past year. Winners included:

  • Mike Cinamon – Indianapolis, Ind. – Franchisee of the Year
  • Paula & Gary Bernard – Houston, Texas – President’s Award
  • Vicki Marshall – Portland, Oregon – Top Business Development Award
  • Kim Corti – Sarasota, Fla. – Gift to Franchisee that endured the most hardship to attend the Conference
  • CJ Engelsher – Orlando, Fla. New Franchisee of the Year

 

About Patrice & Associates

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. Currently, there are more than 40 franchise units across dozens of states. Patrice & Associates is growing its franchise base dramatically in the next few years, expecting to add more than 100 franchisees to help fill 1,100 open territories nationwide. For more information about Patrice & Associates, visit www.patriceandassociates.com. To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at patricer@patriceandassociates.com.

 

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Ms. Ross was great!

    First and foremost, I want to thank Carla Ross for helping me get the opportunity I was looking for. I was looking for a good job back in my home town and she definitely delivered. She was so nice and professional, and she made the process so fast and easy. I also love the fact she checked on me after I got hired.   Shareef Phillips Ms. Ross was great!
  • James was a true professional! 

    From to the first time we spoke, he knew the right questions to ask to help me refine my presentation.  He kept me informed every step of the way of my interview process and followed up after my employment started.  He deserves all my thanks.
    Jeremy Slade
    James was a true professional!
  • Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
  • Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
  • I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis