It's quite simple actually. Companies can post quality projects & assignments in the areas where they require expertise. Professionals, Freelancers, Experts can get access to these projects by registering and creating a skill profile with us. The projects as well as professional skill profiles are curated and approved by us to ensure completeness and quality. Both companies as well as professionals will be notified on approval or will be asked to submit further information in case some details are missing. Once approved, companies can reach out to professionals for a particular role and professionals are also free to apply to projects that interest them.
The types of assignments we feature are: project-based work, consulting assignments, advisory roles, and part-time opportunities. An important note - we are not a platform for permanent, full-time jobs or for unpaid internships/volunteer roles. Please refer to Resources to see sample projects posted on the platform
Our talent pool consists of high quality, experienced professionals (5-20 years) that extend across all major disciplines. 50% of the professionals registered on the platform have more than 10 years of experience. In fact, over half of the professionals registered are from Tier 1 MBA, Engineering, Arts and Law institutions like Harvard, Stanford, IIM’s, IIT’s, LSE, Wharton, ISB, NLS, FMS etc. You can be assured of the quality of people you will find here. You can find details on the strength of our bench on the Resources page.
is our proprietary matching algorithm that ensures that companies are able to find relevant and high-quality professionals efficiently based on an intelligent heuristic. This algorithm is the first of its kind for skill-based marketplaces and job sites in India and has 3 core elements: our custom skill architecture, the intelligent matching algorithm and inputs from external validation.
The aim is to enable companies to intelligently identify, sort, prioritise and connect with the most relevant professionals for their project in a short period of time. For professionals, it will have the added benefit of being able to see the most relevant roles which match their profile on their personal dashboard. Learn more
Absolutely, not only that, you can also browse and apply for projects without any charges. We, at Flexing It®, strive hard to make sure you get access to a regular stream of quality assignments.
Since we try our best to source quality projects, these companies seek quality professionals. The more detailed your profile is, the more inclined they are to shortlist you. Make sure to mention at least one skill and give a detailed description of the past assignments you have worked on. Think of it as a structured cover note that helps the company decide whether to look at your CV. Take some time out to fill the form and trust us, you won't regret it.
We approve each skill profile before making it visible on the platform, by verifying the completeness of the profile as also accuracy vis-a-vis other public sources. (PS - It makes our job easier if you provide us with a link to your LinkedIn profile to verify the details, so do include that).
Once we approve any profile, an approval e-mail is sent to the candidate, and in case we are not sure about some details, we send a clarification e-mail. Profiles which do not match our mandate (i.e., students, interns, executive and office assistants etc) are not approved, as we do not focus on roles matching their requirements.
The projects can be found in the 'Matching Roles' section in your dashboard. In addition to this, whenever a new role matching your profile is posted, an opportunity mail is directly sent to you.Remember to check your Promotions folder in Gmail and drag any emails from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. into your primary folder so as to not miss out on any opportunities.
The instant you click on 'apply', your detailed profile and any uploaded documents are sent to the company immediately. However, we have seen that it may take a few days for the company to respond owing to multiple stakeholders at their end, other immediate priorities etc. In case the company doesn't respond for over a week after your application, we can help you follow up if you click on the 'Can we help you follow-up' link.
On your dashboard, we have provided options where you can see companies that have reached out to you as well as assignments that you have applied for.
When you get a request from a company for a particular role, you can either accept their request and take the dialogue ahead, or can excuse yourself from the project by clicking on Decline, in which case the company will be informed without your identity being revealed.
This is very subjective and depends on the organization, their processes and the urgency of the requirement. Based on these factors, the turnaround time for projects ranges from two weeks to two months. On average though, companies typically shortlist and reach the interview stage in a month.
Freelancing is a fragmented domain and hence no standard per diems can be defined, with fees varying by type of skill, type of project and also the organisation. We have developed a fee benchmarking tool called FeeBee, to help business freelancers and consultants find out what their peers charged for similar projects in a specific skill area. The product's goal is to remove a key source of ambiguity from independent working that is, how to price one's time and services. FeeBee provides you with in-depth analysis of the fee benchmarks provided to us in real time by our consultant community. You will be able to view fee ranges for your skill area and by experience level and industry among other parameters.
Not at all. We are currently free to access and use and aspire to give you access to a broad pool of quality opportunities. Of course we would never turn down a word of appreciation!
We believe feedback from authentic prior assignments will give your profile that added edge over others. These are the 4 key advantages of getting feedback:
You can request feedback on any assignments mentioned in your skill profile as well as those you may have received through our platform. To ensure that the feedback is credible we have disallowed feedback requests to be sent to personal email addresses like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc.
Our feedback form has 5 objective parameters viz. Quality of work, Timeliness of work, Expertise level, Professionalism & Creativity, and a subjective parameter where clients can give comments on their experience working with you. The objective parameters will be rated on a 5 point scale which will then be aggregated to produce a single score. Companies will only be able to see whether you have feedback, and at the overall score at the summary level. The detailed feedback will be visible only when they get access to your detailed skill profile.
We have designed the system such that you trigger the feedback requests for the assignments you would like prospective clients to know about. In addition, to account for outliers, we will permit you to hide upto a maximum of 2 reviews/feedback ratings in case you feel they are an unfair representation of your effort.
You can deactivate/ delete your account by logging in to your account and changing your 'Account Settings'. If you choose to Deactivate your account, your profile will become dormant and will henceforth be invisible to companies looking for professionals. You will not be able to apply for any of the roles as well. However you can activate your profile whenever you want by logging in and changing the account settings.
If you choose to Delete your account, your skill profile will be completely deleted from our database and you will need to register again to create your new skill profile at Flexing It®.
You can change your notification settings also, if you wish to unsubscribe yourself from our newsletters, blogs and opportunity alerts.
is our proprietary matching algorithm that will ensure that companies are able to find relevant and high-quality skills efficiently based on an intelligent heuristic. For professionals, the benefit of is that they will see the most relevant roles - as per their skill profile - on their dashboard and in regular email feeds. Learn more
This is the option to initiate a Background Verification check on key elements of your profile. Given that studies have found that over a third of skill profiles have fake information, a verified profile goes a long way in providing confidence to potential clients and employers. A verification will also help improve the visibility of your profile for a particular role by featuring it towards the top end of each tab, Perfect Fit, Best Fit and Good Fit, based on your .
You can opt for both employment and reference checks and get "FlexCheck +" or opt for either of the two and feature as a "FlexCheck" professional. Depending upon your choices, completed verification will feature in the form of badges when a company views your profile. FlexCheck +professionals and FlexCheck professionals will be differentiated on the basis of Gold and Blue badges respectively. Please refer to the FAQ section on pricing for details on the various plans.
Yes, companies can ask Flexing It® to verify elements of your skill profile if you have not verified yourself already. Flexing It® will of course request your permission as also the details needed for the employment and reference checks. You have the option of declining the request upon which this process will go no further.
Yes, most certainly. However, for projects, which require partial or full on site presence, the posting organization will decide on your candidature based on your residential and visa status in that country.
We recommend that you have this discussion with the organization during the hiring process. Typically the money is transferred to your account directly by the hiring organization.
There are no charges for posting an assignment in case you opt for the MyFlex® Postpaid option. Under the MyFlex® Prepaid and SuperFlex® option, however, you do need to pay upfront - since we provide you the ability to contact candidates (MyFlex® Prepaid model) and provide you with an Account Manager (SuperFlex® model) right at the beginning itself. Please refer to the Pricing Page to know more details and understand the rationale behind the various pricing options.
We advise you to be specific about your requirements while filling in the assignment details. We have developed a proprietary algorithm that matches the candidate’s profile with your role description which we continually refine. Hence, more information on the details of the assignment and skills required will help get more relevant applications.
We provide the freedom to businesses to post projects based on what they need, as our value to them is the ability to access skills in the right dose. Also, you can post your assignment without mentioning the budget at the outset. We thoroughly understand the dynamic nature of projects and hence want to provide you with the flexibility to decide with the professional the quantum of the fees and also frequency of payment.
Additionally, we have developed a community driven fee benchmarking tool, FeeBee to guide companies on how to budget for projects in a specific skill area. The product's goal is to remove a key source of ambiguity from hiring independent consultants - how to price your projects. FeeBee provides you with in-depth analysis of the fee benchmarks provided to us in real time by our consultant community. The data collected through FeeBee is regularly updated to provide credible fee benchmarks and ranges to freelancers and companies alike.
Once you have posted your assignment we approve it post a review for completeness and fit. Then, opportunity mailers are sent out to professionals with relevant skills. You will therefore start receiving applications for the assignment which you can shortlist/deprioritise through the dashboard. Of course the contact needn't only be one way and you are free to search for candidates too. In fact, you will see a list of matching profiles on the dashboard which you can browse and reach out to the candidates that you believe are good fits. Once you have a pool of candidates – through incoming applications or your requesting contact – you are free to follow your internal process for selection. If you have opted for the ‘Assisted’ model, an account manager is assigned to you. Based on the model selected by you, the AM will help you craft the assignment, post it on the platform and shortlist relevant applicants on your behalf.
Yes, either before discussing the project details with the freelancer, or before starting the work, you can request them to sign an NDA. We don't see a problem there.
No. Our platform is dedicated to short term and part time assignments (duration not to exceed 1 year).
Freelancers can be hired full-time by companies as per terms set forth in the contract.
It is important for us to know if you found relevant skills through us, do please do take a few minutes to respond to the follow-up emails we send. We would also love feedback and ideas for improvements – do write in to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
has been designed and developed after 6 months of extensive research to identify parameters that better enable matches for assignments. The aim is to enable companies to intelligently identify, sort, prioritise and connect with the most relevant professionals for their project in a short period of time. The categorisation of professionals into 3 buckets (Perfect, Best, Good) based on company’s requirement will make it far easier for them to prioritise candidates and contact the ones they like. Learn more
So as a company that has posted an assignment, you will see all the applications and (also additional profiles that fit), organized into one of 3 folders based on the underlying score: Perfect Fit®, Best Fit® and Good Fit®. Instead of looking at hundreds of CVs blind, you will be able to look at a set that has been prioritized based on structured parameters.
You will be able to download details of a professional once you have accepted their application or they have accepted your contact for a particular role. You should be able to download their details when you click on the ‘candidate details’ button placed on a role. Remember you can only view this report if the payment has been made from your end.
These categorised profiles will appear in the ‘additional matching professionals’ in the company dashboard under a role listing.
The badges indicate that these professionals have undergone a 'Background Verification' check by Flexing It™ (actual checks are undertaken by our partner). This allows you to verify the authenticity of the professional’s credentials. There are 2 types of badges:
The badges indicate that these professionals have undergone a 'Background Verification' check by Flexing It® (actual checks are undertaken by our partner). This allows you to verify the authenticity of the professional’s credentials. There are 2 types of badges:
Yes, you can. Just click on "Conduct Background Verification" tab on the profile of the professional you wish to get verified to start the process. Please note that the verification process requires consent from the relevant professional and can take upto 10-12 days to complete. You can conduct verification for all the applications you receive, professionals you wish to contact or candidates who have accepted your contact. You will be charged a standard fee for the process. Please refer to the pricing FAQs for more details.
In this case, any fees charged for conducting the background check will be refunded within 15 working days.
Yes. As long as they are willing to shift for the duration of the project you can hire professionals based out of any location.