Top 10 Recruitment Quotes

Written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting 

10. “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, Global head of sourcing and employment brand at SAP

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

8. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” –Jim Collins, Good to Great

7. “Hire character. Train skill.” –Peter Schutz

6. “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, advertising executive

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

4. “Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions, and a healthy dose of curiosity.” –Richard Branson

3. “Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” –Howard Schultz

2. “What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, and personable sixth.” –Steve Levy, Principle: Recruiting, Talent, and Social Media Consultant at Outside-the-Box Consulting.

1. “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, Former COO of General Electric

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