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human resource

noun
 
 
HR
[C, usually plural] people, when considered as an asset that is or can be employed and that is useful to a company, organization, etc.: Over 50% of the city's unemployed residents are a viable human resource for employment. Companies must invest in both technology and human resources if they hope to secure a stable and competitive future.
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
(Definition of human resource noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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