Employee Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old employee quotes, employee sayings, and employee proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

An employee who's one of hundreds, rather than one of a few, is unlikely to feel personally responsible for helping the organization adapt and change. Gary Hamel
The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account. Leland Stanford
Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business. Ian Hutchinson
Resources are hired to give results, not reasons. Amit Kalantri
Employees who are controlled cannot respond caringly, you need superior knowledge and real leadership, not management. Because of this we specifically developed a selection process for leaders; we don't hire managers. Horst Schulze
Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time. Demetri Martin
Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table. James Levine
Every employee must be essential to the functions of the organization. Brian Tracy
Employers have gone away from the idea that an employee is a long-term asset to the company, someone to be nurtured and developed, to a new notion that they are disposable. Barbara Ehrenreich
People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That's the new talent contract. Pamela Stroko
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. Buddha
The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers. Sybil F. Stershic
If we consistently exceed the expectations of employees, they will consistently exceed the expectations of our customers. Shep Hyken
Employment was invented to make education seem useful. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management. Eraldo Banovac
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. Bruce Barton
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. Anne M. Mulcahy
Most employees are smarter than their employers. All employers are braver than their employees. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. Kathryn Minshew
If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions. Amit Kalantri
Every employee, not just the senior people, should know how a company is doing. Jack Welch
Employee participation programs and employee ownership are important efforts to deal with powerlessness at work. Daniel Yankelovich
Your assets are your employees. Invest more on those performing well. Let the non performers go. Manoj Arora
A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have. Tammy Cohen
Employees who don't feel significant rarely make significant contributions. Mark Sanborn
You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him. Frederick Herzberg
For employee success, loyalty and integrity are equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks
Realize that employees and the customers both have to be engaged, at the same time, to move your business forward for sustainable success. Robert G. Thompson
One mistake employees do is to work for the employers' success at their own expense. John Muhaise Bikalemesa
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. Bob Nelson
Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners. Fred Allen
Every employee can affect your company's brand, not just the front-line employees that are paid to talk to your customers. Tony Hsieh
Being an employee is a bad outcome. You want to avoid that. Being an employee is never a good outcome. That's just an opinion. Kevin O'Leary
The employee who is far behind in her work is probably far ahead on her coffee breaks. Evan Esar
The good old days were an era when the day was done before the worker was. Evan Esar
There are a dozen taxpayers born every hour, and one government worker to live off them. Evan Esar
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. Zig Ziglar
What you do off the job is the determining factor in how far you go on the job. Zig Ziglar
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. Napoleon Hill
High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation. Jack Kinder
Man is always more than he know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. Golo Mann
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso
Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax deductible. Andy Warhol
If a job's worth doing, make sure you delegate it to the right person. Geoff Tibballs
If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless. Geoff Tibballs
A career is a job that has gone too long. Geoff Tibballs
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. Henry John Kaiser
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. Sam Ewing
You know you're getting old when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work. Joan Rivers
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whisky. Thomas Alva Edison
I've always felt England was a great place to work in. It's an island and the audience can't run very far. Bob Hope
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. Harold Rosenberg
At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens he or she is carrying. Geoff Tibballs
The way to deal with a boss who steals credit for what you've done is to do inferior work. Al Franken
Men have the same choice we've always had: work or prison. Tim Allen