The act of counting how many people are present in a group. (noun)
The number of people present in a group or employed by a company. (noun)
More generally, a consideration of a company's appropriate staffing level based on some larger context. (Generally used adjectivally.) (noun)
By extension, one slot in a workgroup, filled or to be filled by one person. (noun)
Examples of word head count
But, he added, "If they are to do a meaningful restructuring, they will have to first ensure that headcount is substantially reduced."
Morgan Stanley's employee headcount is 3% higher than last year, at 62,864.
A report last week from Jeetil Patel, a Deutsche Bank analyst, also suggested that a decrease in headcount could help offset declining profit from fee changes, flat sales and the negative impact of currency fluctuations on overseas revenue.
Managers need to feel assured that the organization “has their back” when giving up a talented resource and that includes a recognition that a replacement headcount is not enough.
I guess you have to think about how your two-guys-in-a-bungalow startup can grow in headcount to make it worthy of a ten-figure valuation, and what each of those employees does to increase the value of your company.