the department in an organization dealing with matters involving employees, as hiring, training, labor relations, and benefits.
From The Trenches: Words Of World War IThe term camouflage first came to English in the late 1800s, and back then it referred to "general concealment."
Origin of personnel department
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called human resources department.
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