personnel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “personnel” in the English Dictionary

"personnel" in British English

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personnelnoun [U, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌpɜː.sənˈel/  us   /ˌpɝː-/
C1 the ​people who are ​employed in a ​company, ​organization, or one of the ​armedforces: The new ​director is ​likely to make ​majorchanges in personnel. military personnelC1 the ​department of a ​company or ​organization that ​deals with ​itsemployees when they first ​join, when they need ​training, or when they have any ​problems: Personnel will ​help you ​findsomewhere to ​live. For more ​information about the ​job, ​pleasecontact the personnel manager.
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(Definition of personnel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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personnelplural noun

 us   /ˌpɜr·səˈnel/
the ​peopleworking in an ​organization or for a ​particulartype of ​employer: Saturday was the most ​convenientday for ​students, ​parents, and ​school personnel. military personnel

personnelnoun [U]

 us   /ˌpɜr·səˈnel/
(Definition of personnel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /ˌpɜːsənˈel/ HR, MANAGEMENT
[plural] the ​people who are ​employed by a ​company or ​organization: skilled/qualified/trained personnel Knowing how to ​handle difficult ​situationsrequiresqualified personnel. The ​company may consider taking out ​insurance against the ​loss of key personnel The ​sales personnel in a ​salesforceevolves constantly. military/​security personnel He has made personnel ​changes in the ​investmentbanking and ​bondareas.
[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 ​financedepartment.the personnel chief/manager/office As personnel ​manager of a large ​company, I have ​regularmeetings with our ​union.
(Definition of personnel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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