Definition of overstaffed in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈstɑːft/


Having more members of staff than are necessary: government departments are always overstaffed
More example sentences
  • We are not overstaffed or over-resourced and so I would not see cuts taking place in Wiltshire as a result, but it could have severe repercussions in metropolitan areas.
  • What has changed that these clubs are no longer viable and (apart from pruning savagely an absurdly overstaffed bunch of players) what can be done to turn things around?
  • During the last decade the council has let itself become over-committed, over-structured and, consequently, overstaffed.



Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəˈstɑːfɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • It is understood that overstaffing and excessive wage costs have been a major factor for the group, which has shed about 400 jobs in the last two years in an effort to become more competitive.
  • This results in overstaffing of the call centre environment to ‘prop-up’ existing systems in the hope they will one day be replaced.
  • And how will problems of overstaffing be dealt with?

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