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English definition of “human resource”

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.
(Definition of human resource noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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