Definition of human resources in English:

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human resources

plural noun

1The personnel of a business or organization, especially when regarded as a significant asset.
Example sentences
  • People are treated as human resources and expected to follow organizational job descriptions, rules, and procedures.
  • Among these were addressing new skills, investing in human resources and valuing learning.
  • However, major investments in human resources are planned, to increase the skill level of the Pakistani workforce.
1.1The department of a business or organization that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of personnel: director of human resources at the company
More example sentences
  • Its senior management, human resources, IT and administration work from Yorkshire.
  • When such an attack is under way, computing as well as human resources are directed to dealing with the attack.
  • Its department of human resources has a new way to promote job openings.

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Syllabification: hu·man re·sourc·es

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