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Definition the people expected to obey orders in an organization — such as employees of a firm or soldiers in the military

More rarely, Personnel may refer to the department of a firm that deals with what today is more commonly called Human Resources and which acts as a company-wide interface with employees. See the related Wikipedia article for a discussion.
  • the records of military personnel
personnel = the people expected to obey orders in an organization — such as employees of a firm or soldiers in the military
  • the troops and support personnel in Afghanistan
  • The company has highly trained personnel.
  • the treaty regarding anti-personnel weapons
  • Each day he met with other law-enforcement personnel, and they would map out a plan of action.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • personnel = the people expected to obey orders in an organization
  • Everybody was shined and sharp. I hadn't realized that I wasn't until I saw the personnel around the hospital.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • personnel = the people expected to obey orders in an organization
  • responsible for allocating currency, equipment and personnel for special tasks.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • personnel = employees of an organization
  • For instance, a Tuesday afternoon was a serious challenge because there were few shoppers around and it was easy for store personnel to spot any suspicious actions.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • personnel = employees
  • A hand-painted sign said PFC PERSONNEL ONLY.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I don't think people realize how much equipment and personnel we have to hide when we hunt.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • I'm going to need all medical personnel to report with me to the hospital wing."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • The estimate of how much a wounded migrant costs the nearest hospital comes from personnel at the Hospital Civil in Arriaga, Mexico.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • "I am applying for the job listed in this morning's Chronicle and I'd like to be presented to your personnel manager."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Fidel Ruiz (on the ground being attended by medical personnel below left) learned firsthand just how fast.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • I was Our Lady's Head of Trauma; we were blessed with new resources and more personnel.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "You know, I shop this store quite often," Helen told a personnel clerk.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • No hospital personnel was in sight: I walked eagerly down the aisles of cots looking from face to face.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I don't think there's anyone there who knows my real name, except maybe the people in personnel.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Who knows what these people are up to, but we can't waste a second now I'll go tell operating personnel to stand their ground, no matter what."
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Then she sent me up to talk to the personnel director, which gave me hope—like maybe I passed the first test.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me

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