human resources

plural noun

Definition of human resources

1 : personnel sense 1a hiring more human resources
2 : 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 Agency workers also reviewed her résumé and conducted mock interviews to help her with her job search — support that Ms. Khan, who works in human resources, has not taken for granted. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 The challenge for those of us in the human resources and recruitment industry is to understand these changes and to adapt to the new reality of work post-pandemic. Jamie Savage, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Having earned a criminal justice degree from MSU and his master’s degree in human resources from Central Michigan, Haller was part of the two football coaching search committees that produced Mark Dantonio in late 2006 and Mel Tucker in February. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 1 Sep. 2021 In San Francisco, hiring is a big priority, with district officials doubling down on filling positions, said Jennifer Douglass, executive director of human resources for the San Francisco Unified School District. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Sep. 2021 Taylor plans to return to her role as the district's director of human resources once a permanent superintendent is selected. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 Kirk Limacher, United's vice president of human resources, made the statement about vaccinations Wednesday in memos to employees that spell out how United will handle requests for exemptions. David Koenig, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2021 Kirk Limacher, United's vice president of human resources, made the statement about vaccinations Wednesday in memos to employees that spell out how United will handle requests for exemptions. CBS News, 9 Sep. 2021 The bank on Wednesday also announced the appointment of Christine Graeff as its new global head of human resources. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of human resources

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Human resources.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20resources. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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human resources

noun

English Language Learners Definition of human resources

: a department within an organization that deals with the people who work for that organization
: a group of people who are able to do work

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