Future of Work – Flexing It. 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 opt flexibility in their work lives over full-time jobs. Flexing It™ is a curated marketplace that connects professionals ‘on demand’ for projects and consulting assignments.
They offer high quality, experienced independent consultants, freelancers and experts a platform to connect and work with over 1400+ companies. Flexing It was founded in October 2012 by Chandrika Pasricha. A management consultant in India and the US for over a decade, Chandrika noticed that there was a need for flexible management talent in India. Flexing It was set up to fill the gap. The platform now connects 19000+ business consultants to organzaions for part time, or project based opportunities across core management functions such as HR, analytics, business development, strategy and technology.
Today, a majority of consultants on the platform are alumni of top tier institutions such as the Harvard, Wharton, LSE, IITs, IIMs and ISB and more. Well known organizations like HUL, Tata Group, GE, Oxfam and Avendus are leveraging the platform to diversify their hiring. The platform also has statups like Mubble, Shuttl, Policybazaar.com using its talented resource pool says their Product head – Pritha Singh who works out of Bhive Indiranagar.
Flexing It recently launched 2 new products – Expert on Call and FeeBee. Expert on Call helps organizations find ‘on-demand’ subject matter expertise and input on specific topics. FeeBee is a benchmarking tool that lets professionals/organisations know the industry wide benchmark fee for different projects across skill sets.
The company has a growing international reach and has expanded their operations and set up offices in Singapore.
The future for Flexing It seems immensely promising. With the growth of independent working, freelancing, project-based, part-time work there is a definite change in the minds of people. They no longer view freelancing as a mere low-skill job. This firm is helping India catch up with the gig economy around the world.
We @BHIVE are looking forward to great things from Flexing It. This is us, wishing them the best in their journey toward altering the work culture of the country. A new era of work is here.