BIZTALK Employment Practices The Secret to Better Profits A WILLIAM J. LYNOTT 32 | March/April 2017 * O&MM Fabricator s every fabricating shop owner knows, running a business these days involves a full plate of challenges, not the least of which is being an employer. How to hire, train, compensate, and maintain employees while observing the maze of legal constraints requires a complex set of skills. Most large companies handle this problem by hiring a human resources (HR) professional. Owners of businesses too small for that luxury have to learn profitable employment practices on their own. These guidelines will help you to improve profitability by sticking with tried and proven HR practices: * Use Job Descriptions While written job descriptions aren't essential, they are a valuable tool in maintaining a healthy work environment.