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human resources

pl.n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) The persons employed in a business or organization; personnel.
2. (used with a sing. verb)
a. The field of personnel recruitment, retention, and management.
b. The department within an organization that is concerned with hiring employees and explaining the organization's policies and conditions of employment.
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human resources

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


n.
1. people, esp. the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like.
2. (used with a sing. v.) human resources department.
[1965–70]
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human resources

noun personnel, staff, workers, the workforce a drain on financial and human resources
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Translations
المصادِرأو القُدُرات الإنسانيَّه
lidské zdrojezaměstnanci
arbejdskraftevner
capital humano
humán erõforráshumánpolitika
ľudské zdroje
insan kaynakları

human

(ˈhjuːmən) adjective
of, natural to, concerning, or belonging to, mankind. human nature; The dog was so clever that he seemed almost human.
noun
a person. Humans are not as different from animals as we might think.
ˈhumanly adverb
within human power. If it is humanly possible, he will do it.
human being
a person. Animals may behave like that, but human beings shouldn't.
human resources noun
the abilities and skills of people (used to refer to the benefit derived from them).
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