overstaffed


overstaffed
v. hire more employees than are needed, overman

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • overstaffed — o‧ver‧staffed [ˌəʊvəˈstɑːft◂ ǁ ˌoʊvərˈstæft◂] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES an overstaffed company, organization etc has more people working for it than it needs; = OVERMANNED: • We were overstaffed in some areas and not as competitive as we should… …   Financial and business terms

  • overstaffed — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈstɑːft] US [ˌoʊvərˈstæft] adjective a business that is overstaffed has more workers than it needs Thesaurus: words used to describe businesses and companieshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • overstaffed — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)stɑ͟ːft, stæ̱ft[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that a place is overstaffed, you think there are more people working there than is necessary. Many workers believe the factory is overstaffed. Ant: understaffed …   English dictionary

  • overstaffed — o|ver|staffed [ˌəuvəˈsta:ft US ˌouvərˈstæft] adj an overstaffed company, organization etc has more workers than it needs ≠ ↑understaffed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overstaffed — o|ver|staffed [ ,ouvər stæft ] adjective a business that is overstaffed has more workers than it needs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overstaffed — adjective a company, organization etc that is overstaffed has more workers than it needs opposite understaffed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overstaffed — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈstɑːft] / US [ˌoʊvərˈstæft] adjective a business that is overstaffed has more workers than it needs …   English dictionary

  • overstaffed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. having too many workers, having too many employees, having excess labor, having excess help, having no openings; see also full 1 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • overstaffing — overstaffed o‧ver‧staffed [ˌəʊvəˈstɑːft◂ ǁ ˌoʊvərˈstæft◂] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES an overstaffed company, organization etc has more people working for it than it needs; = OVERMANNED: • We were overstaffed in some areas and not as competitive as …   Financial and business terms

  • overmanned — o‧ver‧manned [ˌəʊvəˈmænd◂ ǁ ˌoʊvər ] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES having more workers than are needed for a job, activity etc; = OVERSTAFFED: • The police department was severely overmanned, and they called for the elimination of 1,605 police… …   Financial and business terms


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