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human resources

noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) people, especially the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like.
2.
(used with a singular verb) human resources department.
Origin of human resources
1965-1970
1965-70
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human resources

plural noun
1.
  1. the workforce of an organization
  2. (as modifier): human-resources management, human-resources officer
2.
  1. the office or department in an organization that interviews, appoints, or keeps records of employees
  2. (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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