Employee Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old employee quotes, employee sayings, and employee proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

An employee who's one of hundreds, rather than one of a few, is unlikely to feel personally responsible for helping the organization adapt and change.     

Gary Hamel

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account.     

Leland Stanford

Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business.     

Ian Hutchinson

Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.     

Amit Kalantri

Employees who are controlled cannot respond caringly, you need superior knowledge and real leadership, not management. Because of this we specifically developed a selection process for leaders; we don't hire managers.     

Horst Schulze

Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.     

Demetri Martin

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.     

James Levine

Every employee must be essential to the functions of the organization.     

Brian Tracy

Employers have gone away from the idea that an employee is a long-term asset to the company, someone to be nurtured and developed, to a new notion that they are disposable.     

Barbara Ehrenreich

People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That's the new talent contract.     

Pamela Stroko

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.     


The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers.     

Sybil F. Stershic

If we consistently exceed the expectations of employees, they will consistently exceed the expectations of our customers.     

Shep Hyken

Employment was invented to make education seem useful.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.     

Eraldo Banovac

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.     

Bruce Barton

Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.     

Anne M. Mulcahy

Most employees are smarter than their employers. All employers are braver than their employees.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness.     

Kathryn Minshew

If you fulfill the wishes of your employees, the employees will fulfill your visions.     

Amit Kalantri

Every employee, not just the senior people, should know how a company is doing.     

Jack Welch

Employee participation programs and employee ownership are important efforts to deal with powerlessness at work.     

Daniel Yankelovich

Your assets are your employees. Invest more on those performing well. Let the non performers go.     

Manoj Arora

A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.     

Tammy Cohen

Employees who don't feel significant rarely make significant contributions.     

Mark Sanborn

You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him.     

Frederick Herzberg

For employee success, loyalty and integrity are equally as important as ability.     

Harry F. Banks

Realize that employees and the customers both have to be engaged, at the same time, to move your business forward for sustainable success.     

Robert G. Thompson

One mistake employees do is to work for the employers' success at their own expense.     

John Muhaise Bikalemesa

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.     

Bob Nelson

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.     

Fred Allen

Every employee can affect your company's brand, not just the front-line employees that are paid to talk to your customers.     

Tony Hsieh

Being an employee is a bad outcome. You want to avoid that. Being an employee is never a good outcome. That's just an opinion.     

Kevin O'Leary