human resources

human resources ˌhuman reˈsources noun [plural] HUMAN RESOURCES
1. the abilities and skills of people, especially the employees of an organization:

• We believe we have the human resources, the management resources and the capital for this project.

• Continuing investment in capital and human resources resulted in steady productivity gains.

2. abbreviation HR the department in an organization that deals with employing, training, and helping employees; = PERSONNEL

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human resources
[U] (ABBREVIATION HR) the department in a company that is responsible for dealing with employees, for example by employing them, training them, dealing with their problems, and managing their records: »

Human resources focuses on training, recruitment, organizational design and effectiveness.


human resources department/assistant/director

See also PERSONNEL(Cf. personnel)
Main Entry: human resource

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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