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  • Behind the sheen of festive sales: What it is like to work in a warehouse Nov 10, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Behind the sheen of festive sales: What it is like to work in a warehouse

    Not everyone is cut out for warehouse jobs, where the hours can be long, the pay decent and the temperature slightly hotter than the outside.

  • Urban Company announces 12-point program to improve partner income Oct 14, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Urban Company announces 12-point program to improve partner income

    "The urgency with which we are moving is because it is the right thing to do and not under business pressure," Urban Company said.

  • Women partners protest on streets, Urban Company says "not perfect, acknowledge mistakes made" Oct 10, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Women partners protest on streets, Urban Company says "not perfect, acknowledge mistakes made"

    Taking cognizance of the demands- better wages, lowering of commissions rates and safe working conditions- of the protesting women, IFAT has asked the government to take notice of their issues.

  • Future Wise | Are gig jobs still in favour in India? Aug 04, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Future Wise | Are gig jobs still in favour in India?

    In this episode of Future Wise, Moneycontrol's M Saraswathy talks to Sudhakar Balakrishnan, Group CEO of FirstMeridian, an HR services and automation company​ to find out the gig work trends. Listen in for more

  • Women's Day 2021: Three female gig economy workers on what their jobs mean for them Mar 08, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Women's Day 2021: Three female gig economy workers on what their jobs mean for them

    This Women's Day, Moneycontrol brings you the story of three women who braved the odds and are part of the gig economy today:

  • Economic Survey 2021 | Gig economy jobs got a boost due to COVID-19 lockdown Jan 29, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 | Gig economy jobs got a boost due to COVID-19 lockdown

    The Economic Survey 2020-21 said the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown saw employers cutting down on staff strength and engaging freelancers or outsourcing tasks to reduce overhead costs.

  • India’s gig economy companies should introspect on their worker policies Dec 28, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    India’s gig economy companies should introspect on their worker policies

    It is obvious that for gig companies, the fortunes of those who bring their services to the customers aren’t a priority

  • Fairwork India Ratings 2020: Urban Company tops list in working conditions Dec 15, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    Fairwork India Ratings 2020: Urban Company tops list in working conditions

    In a scorecard, Urban Company scored 8/10. Flipkart's Ekart scored 7/10 while Dunzo and Grofers scored 4/10 each.

  • Future Wise podcast | Freelancing in the times of COVID-19: How feasible is the gig economy in India? Jun 04, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Future Wise podcast | Freelancing in the times of COVID-19: How feasible is the gig economy in India?

    Will the gig economy model work in India?

  • Gig economy values experience with up to 6-fold rise in fees: Report Nov 16, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    Gig economy values experience with up to 6-fold rise in fees: Report

    According to Flexing It, a platform for independent consultants and flexible management talent in India and South East Asia, 'mature leaders' with 16-20 years of professional experience command highest payouts, with 50 per cent charging over Rs 23,000 per day and 25 per cent charging as high as Rs 74,000.

  • Gig economy on rise in India: Report Nov 01, 2016 09:40 AM IST

    Gig economy on rise in India: Report

    The 'gig' or 'shared' economy has become a trend globally and this is characterised by temporary positions and on-demand contracts with independent workers.

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