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When less may not be more

In the race to disrupt many traditional ways of doing everyday activities, let us not forget to disrupt the way we, as women, have been operating in and being perceived by society...

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Firms increasingly willing to hire flexible workforce

Workforce dynamics are changing across the world and organisations are increasingly willing to take on board significant number of flexible workforce, says a survey.
According to a survey by Flexing It, a platform for independent consultants and flexible management talent, more than half of the surveyed organisations will have over 30 per cent of their workforce, double of what it is today, as flexible talent within next five years...

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Now, get company chiefs on hire

Chennai: Masroor Lodi, 36, with over a decade's experience in the corporate sector has spent the last two years in over three organisations. Lodi takes on short term assignments, which give him a wide range of projects to work on with the added benefit of not being attached to any particular organisation. Senior leadership at corporate India are joining the gig economy and the trend is picking up...

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Do you make the cut in a blended workforce

Strategy consulting, digital marketing and analytics are the key skills in demand as organisations switch to a blended workforce, according to a study conducted by Flexing It, an online marketplace for highly skilled and curated on-demand workforce...

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Globally flexible workforce is critically important to firms

The changing nature of work will necessitate continuous updation of skills for employees...

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Indian startups open a world of opportunities to women

Chandrika Pasricha started Flexing It based on her own needs. She left her job at McKinsey to freelance and found that there were few options for consultants. Seeing a gap in the market, she set up Flexing It, which says that 40% of the nearly 40,000 professionals registered on the site are women...

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Mixed growth among Indian freelancers

A recent market report on Indian freelancers addresses the benchmark requirements of Indian freelancers. A new analysis by Flexing It, an online marketplace for skilled and curated independent workforce in South and South East Asia, reveals the compensation trends for freelancers...

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How Indian companies are embracing freelance economy

Indian organisations are opening up to the idea of leveraging talent on a flexible basis, with increased focus on skills and delivery rather than complex contracts. Interestingly, 61 per cent of the demand for freelancers involves less than three months of commitment...

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Rising trend of flexible working in India

The trend of flexible working that began with SMEs and startups is being adopted by larger enterprises as such firms are hiring independent professionals to drive projects and new initiatives, says a report....

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Here’s why freelancers are in great demand

According to a survey, 20% of the freelance talent demand is driven by corporate biggies. As expected, 50% of the total on-demand workers comes from the startup space, finds the survey by Flexing It- exclusively shared with TOI...

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Indian organisations willing to adopt a flexible employment structure

Companies are now allowing employees the freedom to freelance, choose projects and decide compensation based on their skill sets...

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On-demand expertise

Globally, leveraging on-demand expertise is a large and rapidly growing market. According to recent industry estimates, expertise-on-demand is already a $400 million worth market in the US...

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Gender wage gap continues to be a reality for freelancers

Does the wage gap exist when it comes to highly-skilled freelancers? Not at entry level jobs, with both genders earning almost at par with each other. But when it comes to professionals with more than 10 years experience...

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This Startup Is Helping Mid-Career Professionals Break Away From The Tyranny Of Full-Time Jobs

Being an Internet-based platform, Flexing Itis already focused on international expansion – it recently launched an office in Singapore and plans to increase its presence further into South East Asia, including countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, said Pasricha, Flexing It's Founder and CEO. Most of its consultants tend to be young parents, mothers looking for flexibility...

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Freelancers with 5-10 yrs experience making up to Rs 19K/day

Freelancers are earning good money as the median pay for a skilled independent professional increases from Rs 8,000 to Rs 19,000 per day as they move from experience range of 0-5 years to 5-10 years, says a report. According to 'Flexing It', a platform for flexible management talent in South and South East Asia...

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Startup Karnataka launches Booster kit to give a leg-up to startups

Partnering with top companies: For cloud services, the government has partnered with IBM, Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Bizspark and KEONICS. For providing virtual telephony and Internet services, mGage, Knowlarity, Exotel, Ozonetel, BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel have partnered the cell. For debugging, testing and other software tools, CanvasFlip, FlexingIT, Headspin and Erospike have come onboard...

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Think about value you can add to a task: Chandrika Pasricha

CEO of Flexing It, Chandrika Pasricha talks about her first year at work. She started her career in 1997 at McKinsey right after finishing her MBA from IIM-Bangalore...

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Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2016 – What it tells us about the freelance economy without saying it!

The 2015 edition of the Internet Trends Report published by Mary Meeker/Kleiner Perkins had a full section on how technology was impacting jobs rapidly. More specifically, it spoke about how the freelance economy was...

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Meet the Indian startup offering freelancing with a surprise twist

If you wanted to hire someone for a permanent position, you could post on LinkedIn or another job searching platform. If your aim is to build a team for a short-term project, though, it might make more sense to look for people with specific skills...

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Flexing It – The Future of Work

The freelance industry of India is on the rise, chopping and changing to align with the employment mores of the west. Presently, it’s up for disruption and more professionals are opting for flexibility in their work lives over full time, single employee...

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The new high-end freelancer

Freelancer. In the Indian workplace, this word usually means “second best”. When Indian employers, or even employees, think of freelancers, they often think of casual temp or gig workers. Young hipsters in creative fields...

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The Rise of the Freelancer

After working as a management consultant for 12 years, Sudhanshu Singh felt he wasn't learning much or working to his potential. "I wanted to work in newer areas and on projects I knew...

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WomenInTech | 5 things I learned about founding a technology startup

Just past International Women’s Day on March 8 , one expert voice that picked up some viral steam in India is that of tech entrepreneur Sarah Nadav. Nadav says that while the solution to the problem of...

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Women in tech: 5 things I learned about founding a technology startup

Just past International Women’s Day on March 8 , one expert voice that picked up some viral steam in India is that of tech entrepreneur Sarah Nadav. Nadav says that while the solution to the problem of...

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40% startups require independent consultants every month: Flexing It survey

After working as a management consultant for 12 years, Sudhanshu Singh felt he wasn't learning much or working to his potential. "I wanted to work in newer areas and on projects I knew...

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How Market Prospects & Emphasis On Human Resource Functions Are Raising Investors’ Interest In HRTech Startups

The overall investment scenario in India in recent times has been abuzz with cautious mood of the investors. The result has been a strong and steady growth driven by funding, consolidation, new technologies and market developments...

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