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Enterprises leverage the skills of an on-demand workforce to scale faster

Are remote gig workers only fit for saving cost or do they offer much more than meets the eye? Let’s find out.

It is possible to have something promptly rather than waiting for the ‘right’ time- especially when you need it. The rapid growth of the on-demand workforce where short-term operations are performed in a timely manner reflects the modern style of working. According to a study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, there are now 162 million people (20% to 30% of the labour force) working in the gig economy around the world.

The gig workforce covers a wide range of occupations- they can be consultants, programmers, telecallers, writers, designers, etc. who find remote jobs through various platforms. In order to take advantage of this workforce and retain the talents they need, enterprises need to understand why and how people become on-demand employees in the first place.

The gig economy fundamentally changes the nature of the relationship between employees and employers. The employer is responsible for directly attracting customers or just connecting the workforce with them.

This new structure has far-reaching effects.

Firstly, if the definition of ‘employee’ changes, the concept of engagement also changes- this process no longer remains about hiring a long-term employee, but about making sure that the person is encouraged and goes beyond a specific project. Compared with the traditional full-time working model, the on-demand flexible workforce has its own certain advantages.

The remote employees enable an enterprise to improve their HR planning because it becomes simpler to prioritise tasks and manage budgets. Such short-term involvement also motivates the workers to continuously improve their skills. Consequently, it enables the enterprises to acquire highly specialized professionals when needed without the need to increase their full-time employees. Such benefits arouse an employer’s enthusiasm to deploy a flexible workforce.

On the other hand, it is also important for employers to understand the dynamics of their relationship with the new generation of freelancers or Giggers. If properly managed, on-demand Giggers can enable enterprises to reduce fixed-wage costs, become more reliable, and may even expand the scope of services.

Talking about the gig workforce in India, the younger generation is believed to possess qualities that can make the gig economy more attractive than previous generations. It is therefore imperative for an enterprise to leverage its talent through a trusted source.

Creating flexible job opportunities for the youth of today: GigIndia

In India, it is believed that a robust mid-skilled gig economy has the potential to boost industrialisation, enable job opportunities, increase income and improve the living of people- especially those who come from Tier 2–3 cities.

While most industries today require a trained workforce, a lot of Giggers are unable to find the right fit. Thereby, the bridge that connects the mid-skilled workforce and employment ecosystems needs to be strengthened.

GigIndia connects talented gig workers with leading enterprises through a remote working model. We train skilled professionals to nurture their passions and excel in telecommunication without time and space barriers. Moreover, our cutting-edge technology empowers companies to scale faster while saving resources and costs.

Your dream on-demand workforce is just a click away. Visit www.gigindia.in

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