FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR CLIENTS

Contexto FAQ for Clients

 

 

 

  • What does Contexto do?

Contexto helps you shortlist and connect with the right freelancer or firm for the job in context.

With Contexto, you can:

  • Manage and contract your existing contingent workforce through our platform;
  • Post project briefs to our global community of over 1500+ elite firms and freelancers;
  • Have consultants apply to work on your project and/or explore freelancers and firms
  • Read rich profiles and compare ratings and reviews;
  • Contract directly with freelacers and firms
  • Oversee contingent and consulting spend and activity through our custom corporate dashboards

 

  • How does Contexto work?
    1. Sign up today 
      Sign up to start exploring Contexto.
    2. Post a project or start exploring 
      If you have a piece of work in mind, simply post a project and within hours you'll start to receive applications from top business professionals.
    3. Interview & Hire 
      If you have a piece of work in mind, simply post a project and within hours you'll start to receive applications from top business professionals.
    4. Ratings & Reviews 
      Read reviews of firms or freelancers submitted by clients like you.
    5. Oversee spend and activity 
      Corporate clients can track and manage their contingent and consulting spend and activity through our custom enterprise dashboards

 

  • What type of work can I get done?

Our freelancers and firms have Talents and experience across a number of capabilities such as:

Management Consultant:

Global Strategy, R&D Improvement, Compliance & Risk, Customer Centered Programme Delivery, Process improvement, Innovation strategy, Digital Transformation, Pricing, Commercial Due Diligence, Corporate/Portfolio Strategy

Finance & Deal Advisory:

Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestments/Partial divestments, Equity Capital Raising, Valuations & Financial Modelling, Due Diligence, Strategic Options, Restructuring, Joint Ventures, Analytics and Financial Support

Innovation:

Design Thinking Process & Tools, Open Innovation, FabLab Workshop, Coworking, Inspiration, Ideation, Implementation Sessions. European & International R&D Project.

Smarketing & Linguistic:

Sales Campaign, SEO, Inbound marketing, Social Media marketing, Content Marketing, Market research, Branding, Outdoor Context, Direct marketing, Event marketing, PR, Print Advertising, Translation, Interpretation, Localization.

Deal Advisory:

Acquisition, Divestiture, Mergers & Demergers, Debt Capital Raising, Equity Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Strategic Options, Restructuring Services, Joint Ventures, Financial Restructuring, Insolvency Services, Tax Structuring, Corporate Valuations, Investment Strategy, Origination

Sales & Operations:

Account Management, Tendering, Business Process Management /Improvement, Distribution & Channel Strategy, Category Development, Customer Experience, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service & Support, Deal Generation, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Operations Management, Business Development / Sales Strategy, Procurement Strategy & Management, Project Management Office (PMO)

Technology:

Technology Strategy, Technology Architecture, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Cloud & Infrastructure, Application Platforms, IT Operating Model, IT Sourcing Strategy, Application Management, IT Cost Reduction, IT Risk Management / Cyber Security, Business Analytics / Business Intelligence, IT Project Management, Big Data, CTO Advisory, User Interface (UI) Design, IT Program Management, IT Operations, Research and Development (R&D), Acceptance & Quality Assurance (QA), User Experience (UX) Design, Product Management, Cyber Security

Clients come to Contexto when looking to:

  • Augment staff to complete business as usual activities
  • Build bespoke teams of elite Talents
  • Use freelancers and firms for specific projects, whether it's to assist in strategy development or high-skilled implementation work
  • Find subject matter Talents to assist with complex work
  • Track and manage their contingent and consulting workforce

 

 

What industries does Contexto specialise in?

Contexto has top talent across all industries and services. From Insurance, Banking, Luxe, Retail, Transport, Environment, Telecom, Health, NGO, Public Global Services to Local Institutions, we help you connect with the Talents you need to succeed.

 

 

  • What size of company is Contexto right for?

Contexto suits companies of all sizes however, our core business users are mid-cap corporations and large multi-nationals that are looking to enable talent agility and manage contingent and consulting talent in their organizations. Startups, small businesses and boutique consulting firms also use Contexto for high-level strategic projects and for discreet pieces of high-skilled implementation work.

Clients come to Contexto when looking to:

  • Augment staff to complete business as usual activities
  • Build bespoke teams of elite Talents
  • Use freelancers and firms for specific projects, whether it's to assist in strategy development or high-skilled implementation work
  • Find subject matter Talents to assist with complex work
  • Track and manage their contingent and consulting workforce

 

 

·       How do I sign up as a client?

You can create a client account here.

 

·       Will the freelancer or firm work remotely or on-site?

You can specify your preferred working arrangements when you post a project.

 

 

How long does it take to secure a firm or freelancer?

If you post a project, you can start receiving applications within hours. Contexto averages 24-72 hours after your project is posted to fill your position.

If your requirements are urgent, please get in touch with our team at projects@contexto.global

 

 

What insurance cover do freelancers have?

We advise all freelancers to ensure they have appropriate insurance coverage for the types of services they provide, and for clients to ensure this meets their specific needs.

 

 

Can I sign up as both a client and a service provider?

Yes. You can create a client account here, and Talent account here. However, you'll need to use a different email address for each account.

 

·       How do I delete my account?

You can request to have your account permanently deleted by contacting us at info@contexto.global

 

How much does it cost to secure talent through Contexto?

You can specify your budget when you post your project brief. Keep in mind that freelancers can charge between €500 and €5,000 per day and firms often work on a monthly retainer, cost per deliverable or other arrangement.

For each hire, we charge a base fee of 20%, or depending on the duration and complexity of the project, on top of the rate you agree with your chosen freelancer or firm. If you post a project, or are otherwise introduced to the firm or freelancer via Contexto and decide to engage, the fee will apply.

 

What about Permanent Hires?

When you find a freelancer through Contexto you'll be charged 20% of the freelancer's annual remuneration package if you hire them on a permanent basis.

If you've already hired the freelancer outside of the platform, we reserve the right to charge a fee of 20% of the annual salary or the fees you have otherwise have paid (whether on casual or part-time or consultancy basis).

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more detail.

 

  • How do firms and freelancers typically structure their fee proposals?

Firms and freelancers may have different pricing arrangements depending on the industry and type of service provided. Typical pricing arrangements include:

  • Fixed pricing - Pay a set price for the deliverable.
  • Variable - Pay per hour or day.
  • Retainer - Pay a fixed fee per month, for an agreed number of hours worked.
  • Success based - Pay on commission or sliding fee based on a commercial outcome.

Contexto can provide you with guidance during negotiations by helping you understand common practise given the type of work and industry.

 

·       Can I extend my project?

You can easily extend your project once it has kicked off. Any follow-on work within 1 year of your project's commencement is subject to Contexto's fee.

 

·       Who is liable for delivering work - the firm, freelancer or Contexto?

Our Talents are responsible for scoping and delivering work for clients and agreeing terms and deliverables. As per our Terms of Service, firms and freelancers are independent contractors and Contexto is not responsible for the quality of work.

 

·       What if my project contains confidential information?

You are able to control who has access to your project information in two ways depending on the level of privacy you need. Firstly, by creating a blind project brief where no specific information about the client is described. Contexto will never show your company information without you specifying in the project brief. Secondly, as a further precautionary measure, you can list the project as "private; invite only". This ensures that only firms and freelancers who are invited to the project have access to it.

It's also important to note, that as part of our Terms of Service, firms and freelancers agree to not disclose confidential information. It's also common for clients to ask service providers to sign confidentiality agreements prior to disclosing sensitive information.

 

 

 

 

 

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