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human resources

people, especially the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like.
Origin of human resources
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Senior management pays lip service to cost but generally leaves the solutions to human resources.
  • It calls on all citizens for their full support in this task of conserving and developing human resources.
  • There is no business development, no human resources, no sales.
  • The utmost important part of infrastructure is human resources.
  • One of the fundamental differences is how human resources are involved in the process.
  • The idea is to transfer all a firm's operational business to the web, from human resources to sales and distribution.
  • The carmaker's head legal counsel, boss of human resources, general secretary and security chief also resigned.
  • Ask your human resources office if your company has a matching gift program, or search for your company below.
  • Places rich in human resources are often densely populated.
  • The real mistake, though, seems to have been one of failing to adequately manage human resources.
British Dictionary definitions for human resources

human resources

plural noun
  1. the workforce of an organization
  2. (as modifier): human-resources management, human-resources officer
  1. the office or department in an organization that interviews, appoints, or keeps records of employees
  2. (as modifier): a human-resources consultancy
the contribution to an employing organization which its workforce could provide in effort, skills, knowledge, etc
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