Hire vs. Employ

Hire vs. Employ — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hire and Employ

Hireverb

To engage the services of (a person) for a fee; employ

hired a new clerk.

Employverb

To provide work to (someone) for pay

agreed to employ the job applicant.

Hireverb

To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent

hire a car for the day.

Employverb

To engage the attention or activity of; occupy

employed himself for an hour reading blogs.

Hireverb

To grant the services of or the temporary use of for a fee

hired himself out as a cook.hired out the cottage for the summer.

Employverb

To put (something) to use or service

employed a pen to open the package.employed her skills in the new job.

Hireverb

To obtain work

She hired on as a deck hand. He hired out as a photographer.

Employverb

To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose

employed several months in learning Swahili.

Hirenoun

The act of hiring.

Employnoun

The state of being employed

in the employ of the city.

Hirenoun

The condition or fact of being hired.

Employnoun

(Archaic) An occupation.

Hirenoun

Payment for services; wages.

Employnoun

The state of being an employee; employment.

The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ.

Hirenoun

Payment for the use of something.

Employverb

To hire (somebody for work or a job).

Yesterday our local garage employed a new mechanic.

Hirenoun

(Informal) One who is hired

two new hires in the sales department.

Employverb

To use (somebody for a job, or something for a task).

The burglar employed a jemmy to get in.

Hirenoun

Payment for the temporary use of something.

The sign offered pedalos on hire.

Employverb

To make busy.

Hirenoun

(obsolete) Reward, payment.

Employnoun

the state of being employed or having a job;

they are looking for employmenthe was in the employ of the city

Hirenoun

The state of being hired, or having a job; employment.

When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire.

Employverb

put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;

use your head!we only use Spanish at homeI can't make use of this toolApply a magnetic field hereThis thinking was applied to many projectsHow do you utilize this tool?I apply this rule to get good resultsuse the plastic bags to store the foodHe doesn't know how to use a computer

Hirenoun

A person who has been hired, especially in a cohort.

We pair up each of our new hires with one of our original hires.''

Employverb

engage or hire for work;

They hired two new secretaries in the departmentHow many people has she employed?

Hireverb

(transitive) To obtain the services of in return for fixed payment.

We hired a car for two weeks because ours had broken down.

Hireverb

(transitive) To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.

The company had problems when it tried to hire more skilled workers.

Hireverb

(transitive) To exchange the services of for remuneration.

They hired themselves out as day laborers.They hired out their basement for Inauguration week.

Hireverb

(transitive) To accomplish by paying for services.

After waiting two years for her husband to finish the tiling, she decided to hire it done.

Hireverb

(intransitive) To accept employment.

They hired out as day laborers.

Hireverb

engage or hire for work;

They hired two new secretaries in the departmentHow many people has she employed?

Hireverb

hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Hireverb

engage for service under a term of contract;

We took an apartment on a quiet streetLet's rent a carShall we take a guide in Rome?