human resources

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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

First recorded in 1965–70
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Related Words for human resources

personnel, staff, HR, forces

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British Dictionary definitions for human resources

human resources

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