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Human Resources Quotes and HR Captions

These good human resources quotes and HR captions are ideal for HR professionals and anyone in the business world.

The recruitment and hiring of the right people make good organizations great. A strong vision for a company without great people seldom accomplishes its mission.

People matter. Treating your human resources with the highest regard is essential. We hope you enjoy these HR quotes and captions.

Ten Best Human Resources Quotes

1.) Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.
Sir Richard Branson

2.) When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.
Simon Sinek

3.) Without the right succession planning put to play in human resources, we build for the future without a future.
Mmanti Umoh

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

5.) A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.
Henry Kissenger

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6.) High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles Kettering

7.) If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington

8.) Hire for passion and intensity; there is training for everything.
Nolan Bushnell

9.) To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace.
Doug Conant

10.) You’re not just recruiting employees but are sowing the seeds of your reputation.

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Good HR Quotes

Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.
Richards Branson

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

HR should be every company’s killer app. What could possibly be more important than who gets hired?
Jack Welch

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 to fire somebody with his experience?
Thomas John Watson Sr.

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I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain to the company.
Justin McLeod

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

Value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and intellectual capital are managed by human capital. Get the human capital part right.
Dave Bookbinder

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

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Short Human Resources Quotes

Hire character. Train skill.
Peter Schutz

We rise by lifting others.
Robert Ingersoll

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca

Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.
Amit Kalantri

The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.
Bill Gates

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

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
Ross Perot

Every problem is a gift—without problems, we would not grow.
Tony Robbins

Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
Robert Half

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Hiring Sayings

A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.
Henry Kissenger

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
Jim Collins

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We never listen when we are eager to speak.
François de la Rochefoucauld

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can pick smart colleagues.
Franklin Roosevelt

Where people aren’t having fun, they seldom produce good work.
David Ogilvy

It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Children imitate their parents, employees their managers.
Amit Kalantri

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Funny HR Quotes

I pretend to work as long as they pretend to pay me.

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser

I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Bill Gates

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.​
Stanley J. Randall

Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness.

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs.

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there.
Josh Billings

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Inspirational Human Resources Quotes

Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
David Ogilvy

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.
Rollo May

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
H.E. Luccock

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

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do, and doing it well.
Bill Owens

The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.
John Maxwell

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

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Interesting HR Sayings

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

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

It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment & helping to find a way to innovate.
Marissa Mayer

Allow people to be themselves. People want to be GREAT; great companies let them be GREAT.
Arte Nathan

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in the pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers, or your clients and customers.
Lee Brown

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

People and their behaviors are what deliver results to your organization. Not systems, not processes, not computers, not machines.
Mark Hortsman

True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.
Frederick Herzberg

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.
Ken Robinson

Famous HR Insights

Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.
Steve Wynn

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

Treat your employees right, so they won’t use your internet to search for a new job.
Steve Jobs

Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved but at what he aspires to.
Kahlil Gibran

You cannot mandate productivity; you must provide the tools to let people become their best.
Steve Jobs

The only waste of human resources is letting them go unused.
Mark Victor Hansen

I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.
Bob Nardelli

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless they are willing to climb.
Andrew Carnegie

Every good conversation starts with listening.
Tom Haak

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do.
Malcolm Forbes

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
Paul J. Meyer

Motivational Quotes for HR Professionals

The focus on these human resources quotes is on learning and adapting to change.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

The way you ask for criticism and react when you get it goes a long way toward building trust—or destroying it.
Kim Malone Scott

Before you are a leader, success is about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others.
Jack Welch

I emphasize this- no matter how good or successful you are or how clever or crafty, your business and its future are in the hands of the people you hire.
Akio Morita

Financial Resources may be the lifeblood of a company, but human resources are the brains.
Rob Silzer

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in the pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers, or your clients and customers.
Lee Brown

The strength of the team is each member; the strength of each member is the team.
Phil Jackson

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.
Sara Blakely

Human Resources Sayings

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.
Lawrence Bossidy

Leadership is about giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
Seth Godin

Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
Patrick Lencioni

The most important thing that we entrepreneurs have is our human capital. If we exhaust it, we make bad decisions.
Arianna Huffington

Ensure your documentation is short and sharp and make much more use of people-to-people communication.
Bentley and Borman

Development can help great people be even better – but if I had a dollar to spend, I’d spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door.
Paul Russell

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard

The hardest challenge to being an HR is that sometimes you have to be the lawyer, judge, and hangman.
Hassan Choughari

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

Be sincere; be brief, be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quotes About Recruitment

These human resources quotes focus on people.

So often, the problem is in the system, not in the people, and if you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results.
Stephen Covey

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

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree

Accepted that we all are human resources, but we are humans first and resources later.
Rutvik Oza

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

I enjoy the challenges of improving policies and procedures that will facilitate growth, maintain control and increase the success of our clients.
Craig A. Meadows

What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker

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

Human Resources Captions For Instagram

I’m HR. To save time let’s just assume I’m never wrong.

Nothing surprises me. I work in HR.

Don’t expect me to be sane. I work in HR.

A company’s most valuable assets are its employees.

The best in HR are classy, sassy, and smart.

People. Process. Power.

I’m in HR, and not everyone loves me.

Increasing value through people

You can’t spell “HERO” without “HR”.

It’s all fun and games until someone calls HR.

If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing what HR told you to do the first time.

HR: Don’t bring me problems. Bring me solutions.

Performance through people.

Good HR Captions

I’m in human resources, and I am always right.

It’s difficult being the best HR manager, but someone has to do it.

What happens in HR stays in HR.

Because people matter.

A good HR manager never makes mistakes.

Transforming our business through people.

Right people, right now.

Talent at work.

Developing leaders worldwide.

Engage. Produce. Grow.

Human Resources: The department with the personal touch.

Hire. Train. Retain.

I’m an HR manager and I regret the decisions I made.

Part-time Human resource manager, full-time human.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike has managed the HR function in the corporate world and is the founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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