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Contingent staff refers to temporary workers in casual employment who supplement a company's workforce.
Contingent staff definition
Contingent staff refers to temporary workers in casual employment who supplement a company's workforce. They are also known as freelancers or temporary contract workers.
Contingent staff may be hired through a staffing firm and they usually work under a contract for a fixed period of time or for a specific project. They are very popular in businesses with fluctuating seasonal staff demand – retail firms, call centres etc.
Contingent staff qualities
- lack of a contract
- part-time hours
- low job security
- informal pay arrangements
- no benefits or allowances
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