Human Resources

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Human Resources

1. The department of a company that deals with hiring and retaining employees, firing those who do not perform, and managing disputes between employees or between an employee and a manager. Human resources departments often manage pensions, insurance, and other benefits as well. They are most common in medium- and large-sized companies.

2. See: Human Capital.
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I suppose it will be managers in the human resources department who will be dealing with this and having to make some of their own people redundant.
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"Please send literature for conferences to the attention of the Human Resources Department. Only send one copy.

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