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"headcount" in British English

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headcountnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhed.kaʊnt/ us /ˈhed.kaʊnt/

(Definition of “headcount” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"headcount" in Business English

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headcountnoun [ C or U ]

also head count uk /ˈhedkaʊnt/ us informal

the number of employees in an organization or at an event or place:

A thousand people have left in the last six months, bringing the company's headcount down to 3300.
The student headcount this fall was 34,321.
cut/reduce/increase the headcount To help streamline the company, the board approved proposals to reduce the head count by 10 percent worldwide.
The company has embarked on a reorganization that should see its headcount fall from 8,200 to 7,000.
do/conduct/take a headcount

to count the number of people that work in an organization or are present at an event or a place:

After the fire drill, managers did a headcount to confirm that everyone was accounted for.

(Definition of “headcount” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)