Meaning of PERSONNEL in English
/ ˌpɜːsəˈnel; NAmE ˌpɜːrs-/ noun
[ pl. ] the people who work for an organization or one of the armed forces :
sales / technical / medical / security / military, etc. personnel
[ U+sing./pl. v . ] the department in a company that deals with employing and training people
SYN human resources :
the personnel department / manager
She works in personnel.
Personnel is / are currently reviewing pay scales.
early 19th cent.: from French (adjective used as a noun), contrasted with matériel equipment or materials used in an organization or undertaking.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005