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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing company personnel matters.

Listen to acting manager - deputy manager
Listen to blue-collar worker - a working class employee who performs manual or technical labour, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance "trades"
Listen to boss - employer or a supervisor, one who makes decisions or exercises authority
Listen to businessman - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business
Listen to deputy - a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
Listen to employ - engage or hire for work
Listen to employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
Listen to employer - a person or firm that employs workers
Listen to entrepreneur - someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
Listen to field staff - outdoor staff, for example a sales representative
Listen to human resources / HR - personnel department
Listen to managerial staff - personnel in managerial position
Listen to manpower - the force of workers available
Listen to office staff - professional or clerical workers in an office
Listen to personal secretary or PA - a personal assistant
Listen to secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
Listen to staff - personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task, the personnel who carry out a specific enterprise
Listen to subordinate - placed in or occupying a lower rank, class, or position
Listen to superior - higher than others in rank or authority
Listen to supervisor - one that directs or oversees a person, group, department, organization, or operation
Listen to temporary staff - staff hired for limited periods to supplement the workforce of the company
Listen to white-collar worker - workers who do non-manual work generally at a desk
Listen to workforce - personnel
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Human resources management plays a great and indisputable role in every company that wants to be successful.
Listen to When your employer files for bankruptcy you should contact your union representative (if you are represented by a union) to request an explanation of the status of your benefits.
Listen to Our staff provide information, advice and assistance to international students throughout the application process.
Listen to The numbers of temporary and contract staff in the workforce have been increasing - and of course more and more companies are using temporary workers.
Listen to A supervisor generally does not have the power to hire or fire employees or to promote them. He recommends such action to the next level of management.
Listen to He is virtually the boss here.
Listen to A deputy can in general be a subordinate acting in the place of his leader; a substitute; a proxy.
Listen to The Deputy Manager is accountable for implementing the plans and processes for all operations to meet and exceed customer service levels and profit contribution.
Listen to Most commonly, the term entrepreneur applies to someone who establishes a new entity to offer a new or existing product or service into a new or existing market, whether for a profit or not-for-profit venture.
Listen to Please feel free to contact the field staff closest to you if they can serve you.
Listen to At some companies, the white collar employees also on occasion perform blue collar tasks (or vice versa), and even change their clothing to perform the distinctive roles, i.e. dressing up or dressing down as the case requires.


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