- We hired him on a six month contract.
- I hear that they are not hiring people at the moment because of budget problems.
If you 'fire'
somebody, you dismiss them from their job, usually because of something they did.
- I had to fire Sally because she kept on making mistakes.
- If you don't improve, they may decide to fire you.
If you 'make somebody redundant'
, you dismiss them from their job for economic reasons.
- They are closing down the factory and making 500 people redundant.
- I was made redundant from my last job.
If you 'recruit'
people, you persuade them to work for you.
- We need to recruit more young engineers.
- It's difficult to recruit people because our pay is so low.
If you 'headhunt'
someone for a job, you approach them because you think they are well-qualified for the job and offer them the job.
- We need to look at the people doing similar jobs in other companies and headhunt the best one.
- He was headhunted at great expense but the job didn't work out and he left.
If you 'hand in (or give in) your notice'
, you tell your employer that you are going to leave the company.
- She handed in her notice this morning and is leaving at the end of the month.
- He gave in his notice and they told him he could leave straight away.
If a company 'gives someone notice',
they tell them that they are going to lose their jobs.
- The company only gave me three days' notice that I was being made redundant.
- We have to give her two months' notice that we are letting her go.
If an employer 'sacks'
someone, they fire them.
- They sacked me without notice after ten years with the company.
- I hear they intend to sack him because of his bullying.
If you 'get the sack'
or are 'given the sack'
, you are fired.
- He was given the sack because he kept arriving late.
- If I keep making mistakes, I'm going to get the sack.
is money paid to workers when they are made redundant.
- The redundant workers were given 26 weeks' severance pay.
- After ten years, I got three days' notice and no severance pay.
If you take legal action against your employer for 'unfair dismissal',
you claim that they dismissed you for no good reason.
- He is suing them for unfair dismissal as he says he was only ever late once.
- Dismiss me and I'll take you to court for unfair dismissal. I've done nothing to deserve this.
If you take legal action against your employer for 'constructive dismissal'
, you claim that you were forced to leave your job because of the actions/behavior of your employer.
- She is making a claim for constructive dismissal because she claims her immediate boss bullied her.
- I'm sure you have the grounds for a complaint of constructive dismissal.