employee em‧ploy‧ee [ɪmˈplɔɪˌiː, ˌemplɔɪˈiː] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES JOBSsomeone who is paid to work for an organization, especially someone who has a job of low rank:
• A large proportion of the company's employees work outside the UK.
• Managers and employees met several times to discuss our organisation structure.ˌpublic emˈployee JOBSsomeone who works for a local or national government:
• Philadelphia ranked seventh of 11 major cities in terms of the number of public employees per 10,000 citizens.
* * *employee UK US /ɪmˈplɔɪiː/ noun [C] HR► someone who is paid to work for someone else: »
The number of employees in the company has trebled over the past decade.»
I discussed my complaint with an employee of the bank.have/recruit/train employees »
We have ten employees and a turnover of around £450,000.»
a government/company/council employee»
a full-time/part-time employee»
a former/new/prospective employee»
a senior/experienced employee
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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employee — em·ploy·ee or em·ploye n: a person usu. below the executive level who is hired by another to perform a service esp. for wages or salary and is under the other s control see also respondeat superior compare independent contractor ◇ In determining… … Law dictionary
employee — has replaced employé (feminine employée) as the dominant form in BrE for someone who is employed. In AmE the alternative form is employe, pronounced as three syllables and usually stressed on the second … Modern English usage
Employee — Em ploy*ee , n. [The Eng. form of employ[ e].] One employed by another. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
employee — person employed, 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from EMPLOY (Cf. employ) + EE (Cf. ee) … Etymology dictionary
employee — [n] person being paid for working for another or a corporation agent, apprentice, assistant, attendant, blue collar*, breadwinner*, clerk, cog*, company person, craftsperson, desk jockey*, domestic, hand, help, hired gun*, hired hand*, hireling,… … New thesaurus
employee — ► NOUN ▪ a person employed for wages or salary … English terms dictionary
employee — or employe [em ploi′ē, imploi′ē; em ploi΄ē′, imploi΄ē; em΄ploi ē′] n. [Fr employé: see EMPLOY & EE1] a person hired by another, or by a business firm, etc., to work for wages or salary … English World dictionary
employee — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ paid, salaried ▪ full time, part time ▪ We have around 100 full time employees. ▪ hourly (= paid per hour of work) (AmE) … Collocations dictionary
employee — n. 1) to engage (esp. BE), hire (esp. AE), take on an employee 2) to dismiss, fire, sack (colloq.) an employee; (BE) to make an employee redundant 3) a government; white collar employee 4) a full time; part time employee 5) a fellow employee * *… … Combinatory dictionary
employee — A person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed. Riverbend … Black's law dictionary