personal vs personnel : Common Errors in English

About personal vs personnel

Employees are personnel, but private individuals considered separatelyfrom their jobs have personal lives.

personal Meaning(s)

  • (n) a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • (a) concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
  • (s) particular to a given individual
  • (a) of or arising from personality
  • (s) intimately concerning a person's body or physical being
  • (a) indicating grammatical person

personnel Meaning(s)

  • (n) group of people willing to obey orders
  • (n) the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management

personal in News

  1. Personal income up in Tuscaloosa metro area

    The three-county Tuscaloosa metropolitan area saw per capita personal income adjusted for inflation grow by 2.2 percent in 2010 and 1.3 percent in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Commerce Department.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Tuscaloosa News

  2. Personal stories from the Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs

    Personal stories from the Black Forest fire:   First glimpse of fire Jaenette Coyne, 37, looked out the back window of her home on Peregrine Way about 1:30 p.m. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

  3. Personal income grows in R.I. in recent years

    Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.5 percent from 2010 to 2011, but fell short of that mark from 2007 to 2011, as the Great Recession held real personal income growth to 0.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Providence Business News

personnel in News

  1. Debra Wada, Democratic Staffer, Military Personnel

    Debra Wada, who previously served as deputy staff director when Democrats held the majority, specializes in military-personnel issues, an area that can spur strong emotions.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. Personnel changes occupy Dover school board

    The Dover Board of Education handled several personnel matters during its meeting Monday. The board accepted the resignations of Matt Fockler as assistant principal at Dover Middle School and Jason Board as an eighth-grade science teacher at the middle school.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Times-Reporter

  3. MAHD Personnel Chief Among District’s Assets

    Muleshoe Area Hospital District CEO David Burke listed the district’s personnel as its most important asset during Thursday’s special meeting that included preliminary information regarding the district’s budget process.Burke noted that when faced with the possibility of dropping the salary increase which the hospital district’s board of directors approved a couple of months ago, apparently due ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Muleshoe Journal

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