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Dream Incubator Inc., Work Style Lab, Inc. and Flexing It Announce Strategic Partnership Focused on High-quality Flexible Workforce Solutions for the Japan-India Corridor

5 Aug 2019
Tokyo/Delhi, 5/8/19 – Dream Incubator Inc. (DI), Work Style Lab, Inc. (WSL) and Flexing It Services Pvt.Ltd. (Flexing It), today announced a strategic partnership, combining the forces of three leaders in highquality flexible workforce implementation to support Japan-based businesses expanding in India, as well as India-based clients operating in and exploring business opportunities in Japan.

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The 10 Services Freelancers Want From Their Talent Marketplace

1 Jul 2019
A freelance marketplace has only four meaningful assets: the talented freelancers offering services, the productivity of internal employees, the tech that enables clients to easily and rapidly contract with the right external experts, and the ability of the platform to learn, improve, and maximize effectiveness and cost efficiency through data science based insights...

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How 'Flexing It' Is Transforming Management Consulting In India

1 Jul 2019
According to a recent report, India’s working age population last year was an almost unbelievable 983 million men and women. That’s more than four times the equivalent population in the U.S., and about three times the size of the EU working age population...

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Four in five millennials, Gen Z’ers prefer gig work to 9-5 jobs

26 Jun 2019
Over 61% millennials said they would take gig assignments to supplement their existing job. 40% startups require independent consultants every month.

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The future of work

11 May 2019
There are indications that freelancing will become so integral to business that a new term will probably have to be coined for it...

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Plug and Play

27 Apr 2019
It is 12.40 pm when at Droom's funky office in Gurgaon's Sector 18, notes from a flute start playing on the speakers. It sounds like a bhajan. We are told it is part of a transcendental meditation plan that helps employees relax. The music plays for a few minutes, twice a day. Soon after, employees noisily gather around a yoga instructor right in the middle of the office floor...

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Open-talent 'gig' economy on the rise, but is freelancing future of work

6 Apr 2019
Gigs represent a culture, a work ethic and even the kind of projects a freelancer undertakes...

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Gig economy values experience with up to 6-fold rise in fee

16 Nov 2017
According to FeeBee, the fee-benchmarking tool from Flexing It, the top four in-demand management skills sought by companies offering flexible projects are strategy, marketing, HR and IT...

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Firms increasingly willing to hire flexible workforce

2 Aug 2017
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

Jul 25 2017
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

21 Aug 2017
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

2 Aug 2017
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

2 Nov 2016
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

4 Nov 2016
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

27 Oct 2016
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

25 Oct 2016
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

27 Sept 2016
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

23 Sept 2016
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

26 Oct 2016
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

5 Sept 2016
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

28 Aug 2016
Chandrika Pasricha had worked as a consultant for over 20 years including more than a decade at McKinsey & Co. in international and domestic assignments when she decided to take a career break...

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

10 Aug 2016
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

25 Jul 2016
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

25 Jul 2016
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!

9 Jul 2016
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

25 May 2016
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 Rise of the Freelancer

24 Apr 2016
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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The new high-end freelancer

4 Apr 2016
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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WomenInTech | 5 things I learned about founding a technology startup

23 Mar 2016
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

11 Feb 2016
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

11 Jan 2016
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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