Festbestand

oostnic

Senior Member
English - UK
Hello,

Could sombody tell me exactly what this means? It may well be Swiss German. It's from a job description advertising a temporary post "mit der Möglichkeit ... in den Festbestand zu wechseln"

I am assuming it's something along the lines of "with the possibility of becoming a permanent/fixed position" but am hesitating as I can't find many examples of its use online and this is just an educated guess.

Thanks for any input :)
 
  • Frieder

    Senior Member
    "Festbestand" is "fester Bestand" (fixed stock) and it's
    mostly used in connection with goods. Never heard of a
    "Festbestand" of employees. But it may be a coinage of
    a Human Resources Department. I would use the term
    "Stammbelegschaft".
     

    oostnic

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Thanks Frieder,

    I had the feeling it was jargon as there were so few instances of it when I tried to research it! It does sound like the sort of word an HR department would coin...
     
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