understaffing


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un·der·staff

 (ŭn′dər-stăf′)
tr.v. un·der·staffed, un·der·staff·ing, un·der·staffs
To supply with fewer employees than required: Management was careful not to understaff the agency.

understaffing

(ˌʌndəˈstɑːfɪŋ)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the condition of being understaffed or of lacking a number of employees
Translations

understaffing

[ˈʌndəˈstɑːfɪŋ] Nfalta f de personal suficiente
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Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are expected to walk off their jobs on Monday in protest at understaffing and pay, press tv reported.
Dennis O'Connor for the National Coastguard SOS Campaign group said understaffing at any maritime rescue coordination centre (MRCC) was unacceptable.
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Whatever term you choose, today's restructuring may result in understaffing.
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In this study, understaffing was a significant factor, exacerbated by poor ward hygiene.