Definition of human resources in English:

human resources

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noun

  • 1The personnel of a business or organization, regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities: our core skills are in building pan-European businesses and managing human resources
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    • 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 staff: director of human resources at the company
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    • 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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