I want to create a table with all the people who works in a store. What would be the title of such a table? "Members"? "Workers", "Employees", something else?
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A boss is not necessarily an employer. A boss is someone who bosses (directs, manages, supervises,...) others.
If the employer is a corporation or other non-human entity/organization, and if the boss is also an employee, then the word is employee. This is perhaps the most common case.
If the boss is the employer (a human, such as a business owner) then there is no term I'm aware of - they are all people at XYZ organization.
And IMO, workforce refers not to an employer but to those who are employed. This can include bosses, if they too are employees.
Similarly, if the workers are not actually employees - for example, in a volunteer organization. There, bosses and those whom they boss are perhaps all members (or associates or volunteers or participants) of the organization.