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

Examples of human resources in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Rolling Stone disproved some allegations, texts submitted in a human resources complaint showed Blackman discussing how to handle the transition of Elliot Page. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 9 July 2024 The human resources probe had not yet concluded as of mid-June, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald, 5 July 2024 First and foremost, millions of dollars in cost savings would be attained by centralizing and eliminating duplicative functions, such as accounting, planning, human resources, legal and distribution facilities. Evan Clark, WWD, 4 July 2024 The school system also spent more than anticipated on building improvements, maintenance, replacement vehicles, hourly student support assistants, special education, and human resources. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for human resources 

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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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“Human resources.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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