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English definition of “personnel”

personnel

noun     /ˌpɜːsənˈel/ HR, MANAGEMENT
[plural] the people who are employed by a company or organization : skilled/qualified/trained personnel Knowing how to handle difficult situations requires qualified personnel. The company may consider taking out insurance against the loss of key personnel.marketing/sales/technical personnel The sales personnel in a sales force evolves constantly . military / security personnel He has made personnel changes in the investment banking and bond areas .
[U] the department of a company or organization that deals with employees when they join or leave , when they need training , when they have problems , etc.: Her personnel file showed excellent performance .the personnel department/division Few companies give their personnel department the same status as their finance department .the personnel chief/manager/office As personnel manager of a large company , I have regular meetings with our union . → Compare human resource
(Definition of personnel noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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