21 Great HR Quotes

November 7, 2017

1.) “Human Resources Isn’t A Thing We Do. It’s The Thing That Runs Our Business.” ― Steve Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas

2.) “You Can’t Teach Employees To Smile. They Have To Smile Before You Hire Them.” ―Arte Nathan, Wynn Las Vegas

3.) “I Hire People Brighter Than Me And Then I Get Out Of Their Way.” ―Lee Iacocca, Ford

4.) “We recruit for attitude and train for skill,” ― Atul Gawande

 5.) The hardest challenge being an HR is that sometimes you have to be the LAWYER, the JUDGE and the HANGMAN.” ― Hassan Choughari
 
6.) “The best way to be productive is to have a great team. So I spend more time than most CEOs on human resources. That’s 20 percent of my week.” Kevin P. Ryan
7.) “If your CFO is more important than your CHRO (Chief Human Resource Officer) you’re nuts!”  Jack Welch, former CEO, GE
8.) “You have to treat your employees like customers” Herbert D. Kelleher
9.) “Human, not financial, capital must be the starting point and ongoing foundation of a successful strategy.”
C. A. Bartlett & Sumantra Ghoshal

10.) “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you try hiring an amateur!” ― Red Adair

11.) “If you want employees to feel appreciated, you need to celebrate their achievements regularly and publicly.” – Logan Green, Co-Founder, Lyft

12.) “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ― Peter Drucker

 13.) “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO, Campbell’s Soup

14.) “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” – Tom Peters, author

 15.) “Be not sick too late, or well too soon.” ― Benjamin Franklin

 16.) “If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.”  John Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

 17.) “Treat your employees right, so they won’t use your Internet to search for a new job” ― Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook founder

 18.) “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.” – Simon Sinek, author, Start With Why

 19.) “The problem with a lot of companies is that HR comes second to their bottom line.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vayner Media

 20.) “I used to believe that culture was ‘soft,’ and had little bearing on our bottom line. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our bottom line, now and into the future.” ― Vern Dosch, author, Wired Differently

 21.) “Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic and common sense instead of on formal policies, most of the time we would get better results, and at lower cost.” – Patty McCord, Chief Talent Officer, Netflix