What is Contingent Staff ?
‘Contingent Staff’ are the staff employed under casual employment. It means that they do not have access to the benefits enjoyed by a full-time employee like bonuses, overtime, travel allowance, house rent, etc.
Similarly, they may or may not be paid for the holidays. Similarly, the staff do not have any kind of commitment with the company and are free to leave as and when they desire.
Contingent Staff are generally preferred in retail where the business booms during certain seasons. It is lucrative for people looking for a temporary source of income, a part-time gig, etc. Generally, these staff might also be given informal forms of payment even in the form of vouchers.