Hiring Sayings and Quotes

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

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
Often the best solution to a management problem is the right person. Edwin Booz
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don't have to manage them. Jack Welch
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
Hiring should always be part of your long-term strategy, not a quick fix to an immediate problem. Steven J. Bowen
Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do. Malcolm Forbes
We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way. Matt Mullenweg
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Chinese Proverb
Hiring people is like making friends. Pick good ones, and they'll enrich your life. Make bad choices, and they'll bring you down. Jason Fried
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it. Henry David Thoreau
Hiring the wrong people is the fastest way to undermine a sustainable business. Kevin J. Donaldson
A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people. Jim Collins
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
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. Stephen R. Covey
Don't hire anyone you wouldn't want to run into in the hallway at three in the morning. Tina Fey
Great vision without great people is irrelevant. Jim Collins
People are not your most important asset. The right people are. Jim Collins
If you make a hiring mistake, make the change quickly. Don't ignore problems. Don't assume it will get better. Ziad K. Abdelnour
You can't teach employees to smile. They have to smile before you hire them. Arte Nathan
The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you have made a hiring mistake. The best people don't need to be managed. Guided, taught, led--yes. But not tightly managed Jim Collins
Recruiting should never be outsourced. Everyone at your company should be different in the same way. Peter Thiel
The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people. Bill Gates
Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions and a healthy dose of curiosity. Richard Branson
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
Time spent on hiring is time well spent. Robert Half
If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs Anonymous