The Future of Work is Remote, Rapid, and Risk Free

GigIndia

3. Good Health and Well-Being 4. Quality Education 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Overview

Founded in 2015, Pune - headquartered start-up - GigIndia offers part-time work opportunities for students to help them earn as well as build their CV for their future jobs. GigIndia also promises paid internships for the students. It offers opportunities for students in Tier I cities as well as in Tier II and Tier III cities by offering them to work remotely. Not just this, it is a great opportunity for companies to find interns for short term projects.

Authors

Pushpak Holani

Pushpak Holani

Rutvi Mehta

Rutvi Mehta

Sagar Gandhi

Sagar Gandhi

Rushabh Pokale

Rushabh Pokale

Mahima Mundra

Mahima Mundra

Sahaj Vyas

Sahaj Vyas

School

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

Professor

Shiji Lyndon

Shiji Lyndon

Innovation

GigIndia is a platform which helps empower the students to become financially independent. In accordance with various UN specified global goals for sustainable development, GigIndia is able to satisfy for the Good Jobs and Economic Growth section. In a country like India, which is currently seeing a decline in the job offers available, GigIndia is effectively doing its part to help various students find internships for themselves, and improve their livelihoods.

GigIndia being one of the startup which not only grew leaps and bounds but stood out as an example for many budding entrepreneurs for gaining some knowledge as a stepping stone for their future.

The Future of Work is Remote, Rapid, and Risk Free

Inspiration

When Sahil (Founder and CEO) was in college, he felt that there was a need of something more, in terms of internship and job opportunities.

The concept of an internship was new but was flawed. Hence, there was an opportunity of business and a need for providing a way to students, by which they get a chance to work from their homes, not come to office but still be able to work and get paid accordingly. This was the concept which made GigIndia fulfill various needs for a company, a student, and even homemaker who can work from anywhere and get a financial backing by working on it.

GigIndia believes that Gig model for working on projects/internships/jobs would be the facilitator for not only providing opportunity to work but also earn to everyone who has some or the other skill/ knowledge. With the world getting digital, work culture needs to be digital too. Gig culture is the upcoming culture of jobs in the world, is the thought that lead to making of GigIndia.

Overall impact

In an era when it’s harder than ever to compete for the full time of top talent, flexible work provisions will enhance a company’s employer value proposition, vastly increase the candidate talent pool and is an effective way of retaining highly valued employees. GigIndia seems to focus more towards how it could facilitate the people and fulfill their needs. With the current scenario of unemployment amongst the youth where it is essential to make people financially stable, with the help of GigIndia they're making 15-20k per month gaining stability and having job security which is essential in terms of basic needs. According to its co-founder they still have few strategies which help them make their impact in the future. They are working relentlessly in improving customer experience, and use technology to make things easier and improving lives of people who are connected to GigIndia. As they said, "when you are obsessed with doing good quality work and improving people's lives you have already made a mark".

Business benefit

The Innovation of GigIndia helps bridging a Gap between people who are willing to work from home and those enterprise and start-ups who are willing to scale themselves as much as they can. By meeting the consumer needs of finding talent with the help of AI and Machine learning tool it's making life easier, simpler and faster. It benefits the business also by saving costs for finding talent, saving time by making it faster with technology and finding talent has become easier by developing and improving time to time. Thus GigIndia is not only boosting Gig economy of India but also helping business scale, the way they can.

Social and environmental benefit

Job seekers, freelancers, and even homemakers are financially empowered to work from their comfort zones by taking up small tasks. As the market is expanding dynamically and digitally at every moment, every business, be it big or small, requires talented and technologically driven workforce who could meet the current business needs.

GigIndia as an organization believes in team efforts and bridging the gap between businesses and customers. The current situation in Indian market is such that it becomes difficult and challenging to sustain with limited skill sets. The college going students, who generally are in need of pocket money, the job seekers, or even homemakers who have potential skills, are now able to get paid for the values they have honed in their career.

GigIndia also helps companies which are looking for skilled youth workforce for internships, find the right kind of student through their AI Based database, who fulfills their skill set requirement. With this ever increasing demand, GigIndia is surely addressing the financial needs of anyone who wish to contribute, without going out of their comfort zone.

Interview

Sahil Sharma, Founder

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GigIndia

GigIndia

Mumbai, Maharasthra, IN

Business Website: https://gigindia.in/

Year Founded: 2015

Number of Employees: 51 to 200

GigIndia offers part-time work opportunities for students to help them earn as well as build their CV for their future jobs.