human resources

plural noun

: personnel sense 1a
hiring more human resources
: personnel sense 2
Human resources will contact you about your interview.
the company's human resources department

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the district improvement plan didn’t call for auditing payroll or other business functions, including human resources. James Vaznis,, 24 Jan. 2023 This ensures the automation of workflow and is particularly beneficial for fields of finance and human resources. Mohan S, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Turner filed complaints with the library’s human resources and legal departments, but the other employee was never disciplined. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 23 Jan. 2023 Some require a bachelor's degree, but they're increasingly designed for SCND students or those with a master's degree looking to switch fields or feel more confident in a certain skill set (like fund-raising or human resources management). Leslie Goldman, Parents, 22 Jan. 2023 From mounting layoffs to executing return-to-office policies, 2023 will be another whirlwind year for human resources. Fortune, 19 Jan. 2023 Jassy said the job cuts will mostly affect the company's retail division and its PXT organizations, which handle human resources and other functions. CBS News, 19 Jan. 2023 The latest round will mostly affect the retail division and human resources. Dina Bass, Matt Day, al, 19 Jan. 2023 Petersen oversees her college's financial, physical and human resources units, including 120 full-time employees in 13 departments. Ryan Anderson, Arkansas Online, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of human resources was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Human resources.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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