Words speak a lot. Simple quotes can provide a lot of motivation in our lives. These quotes help us reconsider our thinking and decision-making process during difficult times. This is true in all types of a situation like any, even recruiting. Recruiters are like the heart of any employment process.

Recruiting Quotes

People in the company are responsible for any organizations growth, so hiring them for your organization is a very great responsibility and cannot be taken lightly.

So, here we present you few insightful recruiter quotes that inspire them to work exceptionally good and help to make better recruiting decisions.

Inspirational Quotes for Recruiters & HR Professionals:

1. “True leadership isn’t about having an idea. It’s about having an idea and recruiting other people to execute on this vision.” – Leila Janah

2. “Recruiting should be viewed as a business partner, someone who is critical to the success of the business.”

3. “Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with the brain chemicals released during capture bonding would make cults even more of a problem than they are now.” – Keith Henson

4. “In recruiting, there are no good or bad experiences – just learning experiences!!”

5. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”— Jim Collins

6. “Few things are more important to our country’s future than recruiting and keeping great teachers in our schools.” – Wendy Kopp

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

8. “To me, no one has fully cracked the code on social recruiting yet.” – Eric Lefkofsky

9. “A modern recruiter is one who is targeted, builds relationships and knows how to not only find candidates but also get them to respond!”— Stacy Donovan Zapar

10. “To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn’t recruiting anybody because I didn’t have any books for people to work on.” – Todd McFarlane

 

11. “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

12. “A well-designed 401(k) plan is an enormous competitive edge when recruiting and retaining employees.” – Barry Ritholtz

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

14. “I don’t know if I’m different from everybody else, but there’s really only two things to me that are really, really important – recruiting good players in the program and developing those players once they get here.” – Nick Saban

15. “Time spent on hiring is time well spent.” — Robert Half

16. “Guns can turn you into an insider even if you’re an outsider by nature, recruiting you into a loose fraternity of people who feel embattled and defensive and are primally eager to win allies.” – Walter Kirn

17. “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

18. “Recruiting talent is no different than any other challenge a startup faces. It’s all about selling.” – Vivek Wadhwa

19. “You’re not just recruiting employees, but are sowing the seeds of your reputation.”

20. “At the end of the day, if you’re not beating the teams on the road recruiting that you have to beat on the field, then you’re probably not going to win many championships.” – Kirby Smart

 

21. “The goal of your social channels is to build community, and you do that by providing value.”

22. “There’s nothing worse than recruiting a player and then leaving the player.” – Kirby Smart

23. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire and amateur.”

24. “Recruiting is the hardest part of any business, but in charity, it is 10 times harder.” – Manoj Bhargava

25. “Engagement has to be human, because people trust people more than brands.”

26. “The classic problem as an entrepreneur is that they have a hard time delegating. But that’s really crazy. Recruiting other executives is critical, so is dealing with customers and dealing with regulators. Those are functions that only the top founders can do.” – Robert Pozen

27. “Sourcing and finding people is the most important. You can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found.”

28. “Management is nothing more than motivating other people.” – Lee Iacocca

29. “Hire character. Train skill.”

30. “You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” – Andrew Carnegie 

 

31. “Diversity is imperative because it’s critical for our economy and talent pipeline.”

32. “I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way” – Lee Iacocca

33. “We can raise the talent bar, but you have to do something different. You can’t do what you are currently doing today.” – Lou Adler

34. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur”

35. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

36. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to get a positive result.”

37. “As with a pair of child’s shoes, it’s always best to find new employees with room to grow into.”

38.  “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in & day out.” – Robert Collier

39. “It’s also important to be objective and make an unbiased hiring decision.”

40. “Most people overestimate what they can do in year 1 and totally underestimate what they will achieve by year” – Bill Gates 

41. “If you find someone who’s great, don’t wait until there’s a job opening.”

42. “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

43. “I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way.” – Lee Iacocca

44. “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

45. “The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” – Steve Jobs

46. “A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people.” – Jim Collins

47. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins

48. “Get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus” – Jim Collins

49. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

50. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt 

 

51. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”  – Warren Bennis

52. “A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” – H. S. M Burns

53. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

54. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt

55. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”  – Warren Bennis

56. “A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.” – H. S. M Burns

57. “Do not hire a man (or woman) who does your work for money, but him (or her) who does it for the love of it.” – Henry David Thoreau

58. “If we weren’t still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company.”  – Bill Gates

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

60. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” – David Ogilvy 

 

61. “When I find an employee who turns out to be wrong for a job, I feel it is my fault because I made the decision to hire him.” – Akio Morita

62. “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 Russel

63. “Leaders don’t flock. You have to find them one at a time.” – Ross Perot

64. “If I were running a company today, I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could [because] the single biggest constraint on the success of my organization is the ability to get and to hang on to enough of the right people.” – Jim Collins

65. “In determining the right people, the good-to-great companies placed greater weight on character attributes than on specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge, or work experience.” – Jim Collins

66. “The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake. The best people don’t need to be managed. Guided, taught, led–yes. But not tightly managed.” – Jim Collins

67. “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” – Jim Collins

68. “One cannot hire a hand; the whole man always comes with it.” – Peter Drucker

69. “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

70. “First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.”
Leo Rosten 

 

71. “If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.” – Soichiro Honda

72. “I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.” – Robert Bosch

73. “You only lack experience if they want it done the same old way.” – Robert Brault

74. “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

75. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

76. “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” – Andrew Carnegie

77. “When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell