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personnelnoun [U, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌpɜː.sənˈel/  us   /ˌpɝː.sənˈel/
C1 the people who are employed in a company, organization, or one of the armed forces: The new director is likely to make major changes in personnel. military personnel
C1 the department of a company or organization that deals with its employees when they first join, when they need training, or when they have any problems: Personnel will help you find somewhere to live. For more information about the job, please contact the personnel manager.

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

"personnel" in American English

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personnelplural noun

 us   /ˌpɜr·səˈnel/
the people working in an organization or for a particular type of employer: Saturday was the most convenient day 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)

"personnel" in Business English

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personnelnoun

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 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.
(Definition of personnel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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