Top 70 Digital HR Quotes

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  1. “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do;we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”” – Steve Jobs

  2. “Nothing we do is more important than hiring people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy

  3. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

  4. “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” — Paul Hawkin

  5. “Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited

  6. “Recruitment IS marketing. If you’re a recruiter nowadays and you don’t see yourself as a marketer, you’re in the wrong profession.” – Matthew Jeffrey, Global head of sourcing and employment brand at SAP

  7. “Every good conversation starts with listening.” – Tom Haak

  8. “In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters most to your people.” – Julie Bevacqua

  9. “The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area.” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft Corporation

  10. “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans.” –Meghan Biro

  11. “Treat your employees right, so they won’t use your Internet to search for a new job” – Mark Zuckerberg

  12. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson

  13. “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” – Betty Bender

  14. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

  15. “You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” — Andrew Carnegie

  16. “If you hire good people, give them good jobs, and pay them good wages, generally something good is going to happen.” – James Sinegal, Co-founder and former CEO of Costco Wholesale Corporation

  17. “The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and intellectual capital are managed by human capital. You’d better get the human capital part right.” – Dave Bookbinder

  18. “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” ― Ken Robinson

  19. “To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace.”  –Doug Conant

  20. “We just want to have great people working for us.” – Sergey Brin

  21. “True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.” — Frederick Herzberg

  22. “The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” – Steve Jobs, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Apple

  23. “Without the right succession planning put to play in human resources, we build for the future without a future.” – Mmanti Umoh

  24. “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – John Cleese

  25. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” – Tim Westergren

  26. “I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.” — Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

  27. “Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was – and still is – the most important thing we do.” – Marc Bennioff, Founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce

  28. “The hardest challenge being an HR is that sometimes you have to be the LAWYER, the JUDGE, and the HANGMAN.” – Hassan Choughari

  29. “Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?” – Thomas John Watson Sr., Former chairman and CEO of IBM

  30. “In most cases, being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”  –Tina Fey

  31. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” – Marc Benioff

  32. “The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.” — Agha Hasan Abedi

  33. “Two of the biggest challenges in technical hiring are identifying people who are smart but don’t get things done and people who get things done but aren’t smart. A company in a competitive industry needs to avoid hiring both classes of people.” – Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow

  34. “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”- John Cleese

  35. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” — David Ogilvy

  36. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan, American former professional basketball player

  37. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” –Unknown

  38. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” – Tim Westergren, Pandora

  39. “We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma, Alibaba

  40. “If you’re good to your staff when things are going well, they’ll rally when times go bad. –Mary Kay Ash

  41. “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi

  42. “The wealth of time is the only wealth that is more valuable than human resources” – Sunday Adelaja

  43. “Responsible people thrive on freedom and are worthy of freedom. Our model is to increase employee freedom as we grow rather than limit it.” – Reed Hastings, Netflix

  44. “The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.”— John Maxwell

  45. “The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area.” – Bill Gates

  46. “We recruit for attitude and train for skill” ― Atul Gawande

  47. “Recruitment IS marketing. If you’re a recruiter nowadays and you don’t see yourself as a marketer, you’re in the wrong profession” – Matthew Jeffrey

  48. “If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs.” – Anonymous

  49. “Time spent on hiring, is time well spent.” – Robert Half

  50. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  51. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” — Tom Peters

  52. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

  53. “Children imitate their parents, employees their managers.” – Amit Kalantri

  54. “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land

  55. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant. – Jim Collins

  56. “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”— Chinese Proverb

  57. “You need to have a collaborative hiring process.” – Steve Jobs, Apple

  58. “The body may be bought with a paycheck but the heart is earned with a purpose.” – Angela Lynne Craig

  59. “If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions.” – Amit Kalantri

  60. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

  61. “You can’t teach employees to smile. They have to smile before you hire them.” – Arte Nathan

  62. “Dating and hiring have a lot in common.” – Scott Wintrip

  63. “When hiring key employees, there are only two qualities to look for: judgement and taste. Almost everything else can be bought by the yard.” – John W. Gardner

  64. “You can have the best strategy and the best building in the world, but if you don’t have the hearts and minds of the people who work with you, none of it comes to life.” – Renee West, Luxor and Excalibur Hotel

  65. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

  66. “Allow people to be themselves. People want to be GREAT, great companies let them be GREAT.” – Arte Nathan

  67.  “Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it.” – Henry David Thoreau

  68. “Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” – Howard Schulz

  69. “Hire character. Train skill.” – Peter Schutz

  70. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

  71. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates

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