human resources


(used with a plural verb) people, especially the personnel employed by a given company, institution, or the like.
(used with a singular verb) human resources department.

Nearby words

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  2. human parvovirus b19,
  3. human placental lactogen,
  4. human plasma protein fraction,
  5. human relations,
  6. human rights,
  7. human safari,
  8. human services,
  9. human shield,
  10. human t-cell leukemia virus

Origin of human resources

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
the contribution to an employing organization which its workforce could provide in effort, skills, knowledge, etc
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