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 […]

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People lie on resumes. It’s a sad but true fact: The Society for Human Resources Management estimates that as many as half of resumes contain at least one material misrepresentation. A survey from First Advantage, a background screening and analytics firm, found that one applicant in four is willing to lie on a resume in […]

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Presenteeism costs are murder on businesses. Recent studies indicate that presenteeism – the result of employees coming in to work when they are sick or distracted and therefore less productive – costs employers as much as 10 times that of absenteeism. And when it comes to presenteeism as a result of a debilitating and highly […]

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Uber, the massive ridesharing company, has been in the dog house in recent months. On February 9th, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a scathing account of sexual discrimination, harassment and enabling of the same that occurred during her time working for the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The company was stung by her […]

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The day-to-day tasks required of HR managers in any company can make seeing the “big picture” challenging. If you’re getting stuck in the nitty gritty at work, here is a quick reminder of some HR best practices. Make sure you are doing (or not doing) these things and you and your employees will be positioned well […]

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Spring is in the air. The swallows have returned to Capistrano. The daffodils are singing, the birds are blooming. And soon Americans will be turning our attention to our national springtime obsession: College basketball. And that can be a problem in the workplace: Employers and supervisors have to keep up workplace morale and positive employee […]

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Want to retain today’s young workers for the long haul? Offer flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, compressed work weeks, casual dress or flexible hours. That’s the overwhelming conclusion of this recently-released report from the Society for Human Resource Management.  Key findings: 55 percent of all employees surveyed say their ability to balance work and life […]

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According to a report from Milliennial Branding and Beyond.com, The Cost of Millennial Retention, companies report that it costs them an average of $15,000 and $25,000 to replace every millennial employee they lose. Multiply that by your annual turnover rate times your headcount and it’s obvious – turnover is tearing businesses’ guts out by the […]

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It turns out a lot of workers believe they can be more productive in their jobs when free from workplace distractions: Constant meetings, co-worker interruptions, office politics, constant birthday parties, micromanagement, backstabbing and the stress and time sink of the daily commute to work. Who knew, huh? That’s the finding from a survey by a […]

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