Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster is the assistant editor at Restaurant Business/FoodService Director, specializing in legislation, labor and human resources. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, she interned for the Washington Monthly, The Riveter and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Alaina studied magazine journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism and currently lives in Chicago. She never backs down from a triple-dog-dare to try eccentric foods.

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Several forces are stacking up, creating taller and taller hurdles for hiring managers.

And how restaurants are convincing staff to stick around against all odds.

The answers might help operators catch staffers before they head out the door.

Don’t let employees leave without doing these three things.

Here’s how metrics are helping employees take hospitality to the next level.

An employment lawyer’s forecasts what’s next for overtime and joint employer.

Here's a look at the perks companies are offering these days.

Employee turnover is up after teasing the industry with plateauing numbers this summer.

How to foster a culture of giving that keeps on giving.

When operators close their doors after a fire, flood or other disasters, they can lose more than just money.

Check out how operators are showing love to the heart of their kitchens and getting a more engaged staff in return.

Here’s how restaurants are working to build healthy cultures in which staff feel comfortable raising their voices.