Most professionals enter human resources and similar fields because they enjoy working with people. Since HR is often on the front lines of employee conflict, major life crises and other events, however, they often see people at their most toxic - and can suffer as a result.
Fortunately, HR professionals can take proactive steps to maintain awareness of these risks and to bolster their own reserves.
Quit worrying about finding the smartest people. Stop searching for the perfect employees - the ones who have it all figured out, can work unsupervised, and demand little time and attention.