human resources

  

Definition

The division of a company that is focused on activities relating to employees. These activities normally include recruiting and hiring of new employees, orientation and training of current employees, employee benefits, and retention. Formerly called personnel.

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  • When I got my new job, I had to report to the human resources department for new worker orientation and to set up my tax information.

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  • It was the job of the human resources department to handle all complaints employees had lodged against other workers at the company.

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  • When you have a problem with another co-worker, you should talk to Human Resources so they can file the issue and go through any particular process to handle the claim.

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