human resources

noun
1.
people, especially the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like.

Origin:
1965–70

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

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Example sentences
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.
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