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2789221 - Adding a new employee for fixed term contract FAQ


A new feature was added in the 1905 release to allow for the creation of fixed term contracts. This means that you can add the termination date and reason during the creation of the new employee. This is helpful when hiring interns, apprentices, and/or seasonal workers into Employee Central.

With this feature, admins can add a new employment and set the termination date in one transaction. If workflows are also configured, this means that only 1 approval workflow is triggered, making the process more efficient. For example, a customer hires a high number of seasonal workers for an already known exit date, instead of having to select every hire and having to add a subsequent termination, the whole process can now be managed in one single transaction.

Please refer to Managing Employment in Employee Central for additional details on the configuration of this new feature, Adding a New Employee with a Fixed Term Contract

Please note the following:

  • This feature is not supported with Manage Pending Hires (MPH) or Rehire Inactive Employee. The fixed term employees will need to be hired through the new tool Add New Employee for Fixed Term
  • When hiring new employee(s) via Imports, you will still need to complete two imports, one hiring and another for termination.
  • This feature is only available for People Profile

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud - 1905+
  • Employee Central
  • People Profile


To enable this feature, ensure administrators and hiring managers have permissions to Manage Hires> Add New Employee for Fixed Term

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To hire a new employee for fixed term:

1.) Navigate to the Admin Center
2.) In the Tools search, enter Add New Employee for Fixed Term
3.) With the hire date, add the termination date and termination reason


4.) Add all the relevant and required information as explained in Adding a New Employee
5.) Once all hire data is added, click Submit
6.) Check the new hire information in People Profile and confirm both the hire and termination records were created

See Also


SF, EC, Fixed Term, Add New Employee, ECT-112090, ECT-117389, PTCH-30116, Fix Term Contractor , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , Product Enhancement


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 1905