Contingent staff are a company’s temporary workers, often in casual employment. These people are used to supplement the current workforce of the business, especially in time of stress or extra work. They may be freelancers, on a temporary contract, casual contract, or have no contract at all.
In many cases, contingent staff are found through a recruitment form and may work on contract for a fixed amount of time. Otherwise, they may be hired to work on a particular project. Businesses that have fluctuation demand according to the seasons or other reasons often rely on contingent staff to help them out during these times.