“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson
Anyone who’s ever caught a Virgin train might baulk at the suggestion, but there’s a lot of truth in Branson’s statement. Employees’ determine the success of a business day to day. They also contribute hugely to the value of a business when it comes to selling it.
You might think of HR and marketing as separate business functions with limited crossover. However, at People Puzzles we work closely with one of our sister businesses The Marketing Centre and we agree that HR and Marketing are very much dependent on each other, particularly in a growing businesses.