The Future of Freelance Consultants In India?

With increasing complexity and scale of our economies, organisations need a range of business expertise to thrive and grow. This has led to the growth of the professional consulting industry, dominated by large global firms – including the Strategy Consulting firms, the Big 4 Accounting & Advisory Firms as well as Technology and IT Services centric firms. Organisations of all types have turned to these large firms to address their Growth Strategy, Transformation and Technology Implementation needs. Yet, large consulting firms are not always the best suited for all the expert advisory requirements of today’s organisations.

Now 2 important trends are driving the adoption of growth of boutique / niche consulting firms or Freelance consulting
• Increasing scale complexity and regulations in different industries, new technologies and globalisation, create the need for specialised expertise in different functions.
• As Careers change rapidly in terms of skill-sets and career-spans, more professionals are turning towards Freelance work to achieve greater control and balance over their life and career.

Organisations have typically engaged with freelance consultants through referral or word-of-mouth endorsements. But in the last few years, the emergence of the Platform economy has allowed the development of Freelancer Platforms that enable organisations to choose from a wide array of Freelance Consultants for every conceivable type of business and technical expertise

The Growth of Freelance Consulting in India

A Paypal India Survey in 2018, revealed the following interesting insights given the size of scale of the Indian talent pool
• The freelance gig economy in India will grow to $20bn by 2020
• 50% of freelancers in the software development domain are from India
• On a global basis, 25% of freelancers are from India

The survey also revealed some interesting insights on why professionals choose Freelancing over a traditional job in India. The top reasons besides income, are freedom, flexibility and work-life balance

While Freelance work has been an established trend in Western economies for many years now, it is now a growing one in India as well. As organisations want to become more responsive in addressing rapid change in the economy, they are looking for flexible ways to engage talent. This is where freelance Business Experts or Independent Consultants come in. These are typically experienced professionals who prefer the flexibility of working for different organisations, on their terms rather than being in full time employment by any single company. They provide their services to multiple clients. These Consultants are experts in their area of functional specialization like finance, strategy, marketing, operations, human resource, digital & infotech or select industry sectors like Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Energy, Power, Logistics, Metals, Mining, Banking, Information Technology and so on. Freelancing offers flexibility to both organisations and individuals.

Why Should Your Company Need A Freelance Consultants ?

Choose IndusGuru for the best Senior Freelance Consultants in India
A typical challenge in engaging freelance consultants is the lack of good and transparent information about their quality of services. Traditionally engaging freelancers has been through word-of-mouth referrals through personal networks. Our online platform IndusGuru, specializes in empanelling very high quality freelance consultants through a rigorous process of curation which involves selective invitation followed by getting at least 2 senior level client references and endorsements. As our freelance consultants execute client projects, we also capture client feedback about their work. All of this information about and access to our freelance consultants is available online on our site, at the click of a button.

Choose IndusGuru for the best Senior Freelance Consultants in India

A typical challenge in engaging freelance consultants is the lack of good and transparent information about their quality of services. Traditionally engaging freelancers has been through word-of-mouth referrals through personal networks. Our online platform IndusGuru, specializes in empanelling very high quality freelance consultants through a rigorous process of curation which involves selective invitation followed by getting at least 2 senior level client references and endorsements. As our freelance consultants execute client projects, we also capture client feedback about their work. All of this information about and access to our freelance consultants is available online on our site, at the click of a button
Our Freelance consultants are of 3 types:
• Blue-chip consultant
   — Senior level experience working in the premier consulting firms
   — Strong advisory expertise in their chosen areas – industry or function
   — Independent practice or entrepreneurs who have started their own niche “partnership firms”
• Industry Domain Practitioner
   — Industry experience working in blue-chip companies in executive roles
   — Strong execution expertise in their experience domains – industry or function
   — Have chosen to consult “on their own” for personal reasons; typically want flexibility in work assignments
• Retired Senior professional
   — Senior industry P&L or functional leaders, with 30+ years experience in select domains as CEO’s & CXO’s
   — Retired from active employment. Seeking interesting assignments to apply expertise and contribute – advisory, mentoring, hand-holding roles

The areas of expertise of our Freelance Consultants covers 6 Functional Domains – Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Finance, HR and Digital Technology and 30+ Industry Sectors