Driftwood Hospitality is boosting employee benefits, implementing culture changes to make the work more attractive.
CLEVELAND — Kaalah Hale is now the kitchen manager at Green Rooster Farms, reopened for three weeks now.
She’s returned to Driftwood Hospitality, where she first worked five or six years ago. “I started as a server, for catering, I've just kind of moved my way up,” she said.
Like the story you’ve heard – restaurants have had a hard time finding help. What’s different with Driftwood Hospitality is boosting employee benefits, implementing culture changes to make the work more attractive.
“A lot of other restaurants were trying to hire me, but they weren’t paying enough. Honestly, it’s the pay and the company,” said Hale.
“Our biggest challenge right now, and it probably sounds like a broken record, is staffing,” said Chris Hodgson, the president of Driftwood. “When I started cooking, I was maybe making …