Origin of personnel
Can be confusedpersonal personnel (see usage note at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for personnel
He consistently met the requirements of his job, according to personnel records.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The safety of American personnel at the American consulate in Libya was undermined by a “stand down order.”Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories|Ben Jacobs|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They even posted mundane administrative materials, including expense accounts and personnel memos.
A team of two can train as many as 50 personnel over that four-hour time frame, USAMRIID told The Daily Beast.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast the Saudis and Jordanians have personnel on the ground in Syria.
The guards and most of the personnel were experienced and tough.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
What, meanwhile, had been the personnel at the other houses of burlesque?A Book of Burlesque|Willam Davenport Adams
The Corps and Divisions lacked trains, hospitals and nearly the whole of the personnel of their administration.The Franco-German War of 1870-71|Count Helmuth, von Moltke
I think the personnel of that party must have been extraordinary.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri|Emerson Hough
But our chief difficulty is one of material rather than personnel.
British Dictionary definitions for personnel
- Also called: human resources the office or department that interviews, appoints, or keeps records of employees
- (as modifier)a personnel officer