Contract staffing is where a business hires an employee based on a specific agreement. This agreement is generally in the form of a written contract which will outline the basis of the employment. This could be that the employee works a certain number of hours for a period or until a task or project is finished. These employees are provided with the same benefits as the permanent employee but only up to their duration mentioned on the Contract.
In summary, contract staffing is a method of alternative staffing where a business hires someone for a role under a contract. The nature of this arrangement can vary greatly. However, as a general rule, it is a short-term employment arrangement dependent on contract terms.