5 Inspiring HR Quotes to Start Your 2021 With

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2021 is finally here, with all of us holding hopes for this year to be a year full of health and success after the many challenges we faced in 2020. Most people start every year with a list of resolutions that they aim to achieve. While some of us commit to achieving these resolutions, others may forget about their resolutions as days and months start passing. Today, we at ZenHR would like to provide our readers with a dose of HR inspiration, by listing some of our favorite human resources quotes that we believe you’d find inspiring to read at the beginning of the new year!

Quote 1

 “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

Always remember that your number one task as an HR professional is to hire and retain the best people! Don’t get overly distracted with routine HR tasks such as payroll calculations, employee time-tracking, or vacations and leaves management that can be easily automated using an HRMS like ZenHR. Instead, focus on the most important aspect of your job, “your people”.

Quote 2

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


Employees are the most important asset of your business and the essence of its success. Building a great product or service starts with having the best employees, and gaining profit starts with investing in attracting, hiring, retaining, and developing the best talent.

Quote 3

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


Career development and appreciation are two critical aspects that your employees need to thrive at what they do. Investing in the employee training programs, and showing appreciation through materialistic and no materialistic benefits will help you gain loyal employees and puts you on the map as an employer of choice.

Quote 4

“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

This is a mentality that you should encourage at your workplace! Great leaders are those who create a safe place that allows their teams to be creative and empowered to make decisions. Great leaders are not only aware of their strengths, but are even more aware of their weaknesses, and are always on the lookout to hire people that are smarter than them.

Quote 5

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


If you want productive, creative, and happy employees, you have to help them achieve the right work-life balance. Employees that are given the flexibility they need to achieve a good balance between work and personal commitments, tend to be more creative and productive.

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