Definition of human resources noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    human resources

    BrE BrE//ˌhjuːmən rɪˈsɔːsɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhjuːmən rɪˈsɔːrsɪz//
    Running a business
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  1. 1[plural] people’s skills and abilities, seen as something a company, an organization, etc. can make use of She’s responsible for making the best use of human resources. compare human capital See related entries: Running a business
  2. 2(abbreviation HR) [uncountable + singular or plural verb] the department in a company that deals with employing and training people synonym personnel the human resources director She works in human resources. See related entries: Running a business
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: human resources