Chandrika Pasricha’s Flexing It: Flexible Working=Maximum Job Satisfaction, Optimum Value!
“The myth about a full-time or a company job is vanishing. People have to take charge of their careers. Companies will not.”1
-- Chandrika Pasricha, Founder-CEO, Flexing It Services Pvt. Ltd.
“Freelancers provide “the right talent for the right task at the right time.”2
-- Daniel H. Pink, Author of Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself 3
“There is one right way to manage people – or at least there should be.”4
-- Peter F. Drucker
In September 2014, Chandrika Pasricha (Chandrika), Founder-CEO of Flexing It Services Pvt. Ltd. (Flexing It), a New Delhi-based flexible staffing firm, suitably described the workforce evolution that is currently underway. She wrote in her blog, “Much like the tectonic plates whose shifting can lead to the creation of new land-masses and mountains, we are seeing shifts in the way companies and professionals think about and organize work that is leading to the creation of a new industry and ecosystem – one that revolves around a freelance workforce and the services needed to make them productive.”5
Tiding over some of the initial challenges such as having the right team in place, Flexing It has completed more than 2 years of its entrepreneurial journey. The business is based on an interesting new trend in HR – flexible staffing – which is gradually emerging as an important business strategy. What prompted Chandrika to initiate her business in this new trend in HR? The success of Chandrika’s e-business in this field reflects the trends in India Inc.’s HR landscape. Does crafting one’s own work portfolio result in better job satisfaction? What are the impending HR challenges that may arise out of hiring flexible workers?............
1 Nandini Nair, “The Flexiworkers”, http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/the-flexiworkers/1012962/, October 7th 2012, (accessed date: September 9th 2014)
2 Gary M. Stern, “Welcome to the age of the freelancer”, http://fortune.com/2012/11/27/welcome-to-the-age-of-the-freelancer/, November 27th 2012, (accessed date: August 21st 2014)
3 Daniel H. Pink, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, Business Plus, May 1st 2002
4 Peter F. Drucker, “Management’s New Paradigms”, Management Challenges for the 21st Century”, Routledge, 2012
5 Chandrika Pasricha, “The Big Four… Trends That Are Transforming the Freelance World”, http://www.flexingit.com/blog/, September 1st 2014, (accessed date: September 5th 2014)