Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun personnel

2 senses of personnel

Sense 1
force, personnel -- (group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 2
personnel department, personnel office, personnel, staff office -- (the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management)
       => department, section -- (a specialized division of a large organization; "you'll find it in the hardware department"; "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury")

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