human resources

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

1965–70 Unabridged
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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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