What is Contingent Staff ?

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you will find this Glossary useful.

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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