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Tending People by Marsha Young

Tending People

Portrait of a Career in HR

by Marsha Young

Pages: 212

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • RELIGION - Christian Living - Personal Memoirs

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781662824371

Price : $16.49

Tending people is a learning process and no one ever learns it all.  It is a test of personal integrity and not everyone earns a passing grade. Whether dealing with a self-deluded executive or a power-hungry administrative assistant who terrorized an entire department, Marsha gives the reader a view of what it is really like to work in human resources. With candor and common sense, she shares her experiences involving both the hilarious and the occasionally heartbreaking work of tending people in an organizational setting.
It was complicated work, by turns fascinating and infuriating, but never boring. Eventually, as a VP of HR Marsha managed an entire workforce (with a lot of help), but she began in employee relations and often tended people one-on-one. Whether the challenge was holding someone accountable (from entry level to the C-suite) or making sure the right people were rewarded for doing the right thing, she approached the job with hope and humor. 

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Marsha worked in organizations of varying sizes for more than twenty-five years, including stints in a private medical practice, a healthcare Fortune 500 Company, and a tech company listed on the NASDAQ. She holds an MS in Human Resources and held a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification at retirement. Marsha is a seasoned speaker at both business and civic functions. She shares stories and insights into the workplace with both humor and discretion. She and her husband (and their dog, Dusty) currently live in Northern California.

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