By Kumar Badal, Program Manager, Awign Expert 5 years ago, I walked out of my college with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. I landed a cushy and secure job with a MNC in Pune, I felt like I was on the top of the world. But within the first few months itself, I realized that the 9-5 setup was not meant for me. I wasn’t learning enough, the culture wasn’t the right fit and…

By Mahima Walia, Chief of Staff, Awign Workplace diversity is more than an office lunch table with multi-cuisine offerings or a monthly newsletter that makes it a point to greet you in 5 different languages. Workplace diversity, where it counts, has foundations far beneath the surface. At Awign, and to me, the true meaning of workplace diversity is creating an environment which is conducive to innovation, creativity and representation. We truly believe that if an…

We are an outcome and technology-driven platform, leveraging Bharat’s workforce for India Inc. So, how did we get here? In the last few years, India’s gig economy has gained a lot of prominence and adoption, becoming a mainstream concept. While the pandemic caused enterprises throughout the world to reconsider their workforce approach, an influx of other factors such as the rise of work fulfillment platforms, internet penetration and changing attitudes of workers, etc. too have…

Globally, the gig economy has grown at a rocketing pace. This has been catalysed during the last couple of months, owing to the pandemic. The latest survey (2020-21) highlights that the Indian gig economy comprises almost 40% of total freelance jobs. The estimated number of freelancers that India holds is approximately 20 million. This alone shows that the growth towards the gig economy is a tectonic shift for India’s workforce. This shows that the gig…

The world of freelancing has grown exponentially over the past few years. One of the biggest reasons? Independent Working. Who doesn’t like being their own boss, having the freedom to choose the work suiting their interest & time? Freelancing, however, isn’t as glittery as it appears if one doesn’t get the right head start! The first step is to look for websites to find freelance jobs, this is to make sure that you land on…

The freelancing market is growing exponentially. People are embracing the changes that the gig economy has introduced in the market. With this wave of change, people also have to develop necessary skills to become successful freelancers. To make it big in this sector, one has to sharpen both hard and soft skills altogether. Several surveys conducted all worldwide show every day thousands of people are switching from their regular 9 to 5 job into freelancing…

What is the reason that individuals seek part-time jobs early on in their careers? Why has it become a popular alternative to full-time work options? Several surveys have been conducted by popular universities all around the world to fully comprehend the cause behind this shift in work nature. It has been noted that students constitute a large segment of the people who indulge in part-time job opportunities and are willing to explore flexible careers. They…

Every year thousands, millions of people are switching from their regular jobs to enter the gig sector. There are many reasons behind this massive shift of people choosing to become freelancers, self-employed professionals, contractors, or gig workers. With the change in the economy, numerous organizations in various fields require the administrations of an outside workforce for short-term projects, tasks, or any ground-work job to be completed. Companies such as Uber, Ola, Zomato, Dunzo, which are part…

The gig economy has become one of the hot topics being discussed in the market lately. People have so many questions about it: what exactly is the gig economy? What are the pros and cons of it? Is it good or bad for both the workers and for businesses? And most importantly what are the factors that are involved in the rapid growth of it. Many sections need to be explored to develop the whole…

There has been a drastic change in the traditional way of working in the job market which usually included 9-to-5 jobs, only. But gone are those days! With the evolution in the economy, people have found newer work opportunities which suit their skills, offer them flexibility, and allow them to work independently. This evolution, in simple words,  can be termed as ‘Gig Economy’.  It is the marketplace for people who are looking for temporary, freelancing,…