15 great quotes about employees

February 17, 2017

Work tends to be full of highs and lows.

It can be demanding yet also extremely rewarding. Employee engagement leans heavily on workers’ approach to work so a positive mental attitude is crucial.

Here’s some of the best quotes we could find about employees. As usual, they are absurdly categorised with a few “chuckles” at the end. Enjoy.

The Ones That Make Sense

“We’re very much in the people business in that there are two important groups you have to work with: customers and employees.”
Fred DeLuca

“How do leaders serve their people? They may pay good wages and treat employees with respect.”
John C. Maxwell

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

“Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.”
Harvey Mackay





The Ones That Inspire

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”
Roger Staubach

“The road to success is always under construction.”
Lily Tomlin

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
Kyle Chandler

“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.”
Angela Ahrendts




The Ones That Address Failure

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.”
Truman Capote

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Bill Cosby

“The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees.”
Alan Sugar




The Ones That Reveal The Power Of True Employee Engagement

“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

“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



The One that Makes Little Sense But Still Makes Us Laugh

“Quitters never win, winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots.”
David Brent


The One With Homer Simpson’s Work Ethic

“I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around.”
Homer Simpson

"Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first."