BECOME AN EXPERT
Navigating the sea of skills is by no means easy, especially when it comes to selecting technical and specialized profiles.
At ExpHire for each recruitment mandate we enlist the support of external professionals, the Experts, managers who specialize in the same area as the candidate, but with greater seniority.
The Expert supports our client throughout all or part of the selection process, and his or her added value is expressed mainly in the technical interview he or she conducts with a shortlist of candidates. Other activities the Expert may be called upon to perform include: writing and/or reviewing a job description, initial CV screening, a comparative assessment of the candidate pool, creating and evaluating tests, checking technical references, and more.
Experts must adhere to the ExpHire recruiting methodology, which they will have access and for which they are trained with short online courses before being given a mandate. Some pillars of this methodology include the ExpHire Recruitment Canvas (a tool for mapping client needs for every role), The concept of Company>Role>Candidate Fit to ensure effectiveness in the process, and the values of impartiality in judging candidates that must exclusively take into account skills and not other factors such as gender, religion, skin color, personal style, sexual preference, and others. The Expert evaluates solely on the basis of merit.
Experts are evaluated by candidates and the client for each project in which they participate and must maintain a certain level of appreciation in order to work with ExpHire over time.
Experts work with ExpHire on a project basis and primarily outside of normal working hours, are paid for their work, and their privacy is guaranteed (only the client knows their name once the Expert agrees to work on a project).
For more information read our FAQ at the bottom of the page.
Requisites to Become an Expert
- Have at least 5 years of work experience in one of the following areas: Marketing, Product Management, Creative & Design, Sales & BD, Software Development, Data & Analytics, IT, Security & Cloud, Business & Strategy, Social & Editorial, Customer Success & Support. (Other areas will be added in the coming months). Be a certified psychologist for Behavioral Experts.
- Have a C1, C2 or native English language proficiency (many of our clients and candidates speak English) and eventually have the knowledge of a second language (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or others)
- Have previously served as a hiring manager, i.e., have been responsible or co-responsible for hiring within their team by performing activities such as interviewing and evaluating candidates
- Have good communication skills, be open to discussion and be able to adapt to different contexts and situations, not be self-centered, and put candidates and clients at the center
- Be prepared to apply ExpHire’s recruitment methodology that requires brief, free online training and be ready to be judged by clients and candidates at the end of each recruitment project
- Be prepared for rejection: only 3% of ExpHire applicants are accepted by ExpHire, but you can try again once a year.
Request to Become an Expert
Become an Expert FAQs
Anyone who meets the requirements (at least 5 years’ experience in one of our fields of expertise, English proficiency at a level of at least C1, previous experience in recruitment processes, and willingness to apply in ExpHire recruitment meter) can apply to become one of our Technical Experts; if you are a labor psychologist, you can apply to become a Behavioral Expert.
Other qualities you must have are: adaptability to client needs, punctuality, reliability, not being self-centered, respect for candidates and client, ability to judge on merit and evaluate regardless of bias and personal preferences.
Mainly you will accompany ExpHire’s clients in their selection processes according to their requests, which may cover the entire recruiting process or parts of it. Typically, activities where your specific skills in a given role are an added value in the process are: writing and reviewing a job description, screening of received CVs, selecting a shortlist of candidates and creating profile sheets, technical interviews to candidates, creating and evaluating tests, supporting the definition of the job offer, and checking candidates’ technical references.
For Behavioral Experts, activities are limited to evaluation and interpretation of behavioral tests and interviews designed to investigate candidates’ soft skills.
Expert work is on a project basis, whenever we have a client with an active search for a role for which your experience may be a good match we contact you and describe the project and effort needed. You are free to accept the assignment or not.
Typically, the tasks the Expert has to perform take 3 to 20 hours of work over the course of 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project and the client’s requirements. Most of this work is done outside typical office hours (candidates prefer to interview in the evenings, on lunch breaks or weekends…), only a few meetings with the client might take place during the day.
Of course, the moment you are selected as an Expert who is part of our network, we will offer you a framework contract of noncontinuous collaboration in which every single activity you can perform has a remuneration. To give you an idea at the moment our Experts earn between 40 and 70 Euros per hour depending on the type of activities they perform, their level of experience and seniority, and also depending on the type of expertise. When you are chosen for a recruitment project we apply the agreed rates for the activities you perform and at the end of the project, when the client has paid, we make the payment.
Let’s start from the assumption that if you are chosen to become an ExpHire Expert you already have the requirements to be a good Expert. ExpHire has values that we ask you to read and learn and adhere to every time you work on one of our projects. We have our own recruitment methodology, and we ask you to apply it (but don’t worry we provide you with all the useful quick and free training tools to understand and practice our method), including a book and online videos.
We ask you to read our blog so that you can stay up to date with the developments in the recruitment world and from time to time we organize webinars to answer questions from Experts, to share best practices and to analyze together every lesson learned.
At the end of each recruitment project, candidates and the client make a concise, qualitative judgment about your performance; this helps us understand whether and how well you are doing your job as an Expert (you also make a review about the client and the project).
We want ExpHire to quickly become the best way to hire people, and to achieve this result we need our Experts to offer superb quality work and to respect our values and principles. The evaluation you get at the end of each project from candidates and clients helps us ensure that you are performing your duties as an Expert with passion, seriousness, competence, and diligence. In the event that situations of dissatisfaction arise, we investigate them, try to deepen and understand with you what didn’t work and why, and decide whether to continue working with you in the future or not (you get paid for the work done in any case).
It may happen that a client and/or candidates complain about an Expert during the project for serious reasons, in which case we may consider suspension from the project and exclusion from our network of Experts (we hope that we will never have to find ourselves in this situation).
Absolutely yes, privacy is an important element for us, your name will not be displayed in any public list of Experts (unless you want to and express explicit consent to do so), we do not share your name with clients before you agree to work with them, if you wish we can screen your name against candidates you come in contact with, and we do not oblige you to add on your LinkedIn profile the ExpHire collaboration (if you want to and can do so it makes us very happy…). It is your responsibility to respect the privacy and confidentiality of data you come into contact within recruitment projects, and it is very important that you promptly report any conflicts of interest with clients and candidates that may arise (e.g., you cannot impartially evaluate candidates you know).
The answer is: it depends.
The job and contract you currently have should guide you in answering this question, if for example you have an employment contract that explicitly denies the possibility of working for third parties you should not become an Expert. You need to be the one to ask yourself if and how you can collaborate with ExpHire. Some contracts for example only stipulate that you cannot work for direct competitors and in this case you will decide for each project whether you can participate or not.
You may also decide to talk to your manager and/or corporate human resources manager to see if the role of a noncontinuous contributor as an Expert outside your normal working hours is compatible with your current situation.
If you are a consultant you can probably round out by working with us on some recruiting projects without any problem.
For what it concerns declaring the income generated by your work as an Expert the responsibility is yours; we make payments upon receipt of an invoice or note of occasional, non-continuous work performed (in this case applying any deductions required by law).
The responsibility is yours and the consequences of your choices are yours.