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could you please tell me what "sparring with" means in the following sentence:
The said department is responsible for the development of the organisational structure and processes that will ensure efficient decision-making, recruitment and expertise sparring with local HR employees.
Thank you very much.
In my experience of HR departments, dealing with them can sometimes be quite a challenge. Perhaps the department in question ('the said department' - itself a bit of an odd phrase in this context) has the job of making dealings with HR run more smoothly (with a jocular reference to the sort of "fights" involved. That, or it's just a misprint - but what of, I can't think).