Sarah Thomas

Human resources are required to recruit the best talent, keep employees engaged, ensure employee safety and keep everything running smoothly. How do you keep your HR department motivated? Try a motivational quote to inspire your HR team. Which of these HR quotes is your favorite?

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

—Sir Richard Branson

Training employees may fall under your umbrella as HR or directly under the employee’s manager. When Sir Richard Branson talks about treating employees well enough so that they don’t want to mean, this translates to employee engagement. HR departments can absolutely be the driver of employee engagement in their organizations. When you’re working on engaging your employees, focus on your company culture – you can’t engage employees if your company culture isn’t up to par.

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

—Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek makes an excellent point with this quote. Compensate your employees well, but also ensure that they’re engaged and motivated (emotionally invested) so that they’re motivated to contribute to the team and company. Emotionally invested employees have high morale. Learn how to boost employee morale with this blog post.

“Time spent on hiring is time well spent.”

– Robert Half

Finding the right fit employee saves you time and money, not only now but in the long run, by reducing turnover costs. Take the time to get the right person in the right role using our assessment and PIC report.

“Children imitate their parents, employees their managers.”

– Amit Kalantri

Set a good example for your team to follow. Employees are experiencing burnout like never before. Showcase your own good behavior by logging off when you’re not working, taking the time for a lunch break, and encouraging frequent breaks.

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

You can’t beat your competitors in the marketplace unless you have the best talent and culture. Use our assessment and PIC report to get a leg up on the competition with the right employees in the right roles at your organization.

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

Don’t be afraid to encourage play. Gary Ware of Breakthrough Play incorporates improvisational acting techniques into corporate teambuilding exercises to help employees communicate more effectively and utilize playfulness during their workday.

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

—Betty Bender

Employees can be emotional in the workplace – and it’s good to showcase your emotional intelligence. Encourage employees to be emotional in the right context and to communicate their emotions constructively.

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

HR departments can encourage and inspire leaders within their organizations by providing the strategies necessary to grow their leadership skills.

“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

Recruiting is simply marketing your company to the best talent available – from the top executives to every other role at your organization.

“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 

Stay on top of HR technology trends and learn how to mitigate WFH stress for employees so that you can offer your employees the most flexible working situation possible. A flexible environment helps you retain top talent, making your company more competitive in the marketplace.

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