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Opportunities for techies in the gig economy have observed a noteworthy growth with a 20-25% spike in demand for high-skill tech talent in 2021. In fact, specialists in these roles comprised 65% of the gig workforce at the time! Two years into the aftermath of Covid, this upward trend remains consistent as the economy gradually reels back to normalcy. India’s booming startup culture, along with rising technological advancement since the last few years have led…

A recent report shared that the average 5-8 years an employee spent at one organization – once considered normal, is no longer the operating norm. The duration of an employee’s tenure with an organization has dramatically changed in the last few years. A shift in employee priorities and culture at the workplace have resulted in a tenure of 15-18 months as the new long-term for employees. But why is this happening? Employees today value workplace…

Set to witness an annual growth rate of 12% by 2025, the electrical equipment industry in India is making prosperous leaps. This expansion is also going to play a key role for India to meet its target GDP growth of 8-9% in the coming years. To accelerate this growth, the electrical industry needs to align itself to newer ways of working. The gig economy is the perfect model to accommodate this fast-paced expansion. With its…

In the last two years, workforce around the world has been forced to reconsider their ways of working and reconsider what constitutes a fulfilling work life. Employees now realise that work has to be wholesome to be sustainable. There has been, what can be called an awakening in terms of how one’s job is meant to serve them instead of the other way around. Employees around the world today hope to extract a meaningful experience…

K. Venkateswaran, CBO & SVP, Enterprise Business, Awign  The gig economy is today being hailed as the future of work. With the emergence of tech-led enterprise gig platforms, it’s only obvious that businesses of varying sizes and sectors want to deploy a gig workforce to offload a core function. Whether hyperlocal or digital, enterprise gig platforms can today carry out any type of work including business development, auditing, auditing, content and data operations, last-mile delivery,…

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau After more than six years of building foundations under our dreams, we are humbled and proud in equal measure to say that Awign has grown to become India’s largest tech-led on-demand work fulfilment platform today. In order to achieve new milestones in transformation of the…

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…

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…