FAQ

OUR CANDIDATES 

FlexProfessionals takes a ‘high touch’ approach to finding and qualifying our candidates, all of whom are college graduates with at least 10 years of professional experience. We are unique in that we recruit through an extensive, local, community-based network. Many of our candidates are referred to us by trusted sources within this network. We have relationships with grassroots community organizations including parent groups, neighborhood associations, community list servs, etc. We post your job on our website and highlight it in our bi-weekly newsletter that reaches over 8,000 people in the community. We do not advertise on Craig’s List or traditional job boards.

We fully screen each candidate through phone and then live interviews. We write up a short bio/assessment of the candidate, which we share with you along with the resume and the candidate’s requested schedule and pay rate. We strive to understand the needs of both the candidate and client to make sure each placement is the right fit. As part of our screening process, we conduct reference checks and run a basic criminal background check prior to a candidate being placed.

We have qualified candidates in most business functions including Finance & Accounting, Bookkeeping, Administration, Marketing, Sales/Business Development, Human Resources, Recruiting, Technical/Proposal Writing, Project Management, Web, IT, Legal, etc… [Find Talent]

Depending on your business needs and preferences, our candidates work on-site, virtually, or a combination of both.

Salary and hourly pay ranges vary greatly between candidates based on experience and skillset required, job responsibilities, location and schedule. Our candidates receive a minimum hourly pay rate of $20.00 per hour.

JOBS PLACEMENTS AND TYPES

You can review our placement process here.

Most of our jobs are currently located in the DC or Boston metro areas; however we also work with companies outside of these locations if the job is completely virtual.

One of our account executives will work with you to help develop the job description and determine a salary range based on the job responsibilities, required experience and schedule.

Our candidates are placed into roles that typically require anywhere from 5 to 35 hours per week. There is no set minimum.

Any job that requires less than 32 hours/per week is considered part-time.

We are not a ‘temp agency’ but we do have candidates interested in short-term or longer-term projects. The minimum project duration is approximately 6-8 weeks; however please call our office at 703-854-1820 if you would like to determine if your project qualifies.

We have been successful placing candidates into “full-time, flexible” roles. We define this term to be any job where the candidate may work a minimum of 8 hours per week virtually. The schedule for virtual hours is mutually agreed upon by both the employer and the employee.

No. Given that we require our candidates to have a minimum of 10 years professional experience and a college degree, we do not accept jobs if compensation is based solely on commission.

We are not a job board, so we cannot post jobs unless you have requested us to perform the candidate search. If you request our services, then we post your part-time or flexible job on our website and include it in our bi-weekly newsletter sent to over 8,000 part-time job seekers. We do not include company information on our job postings so candidates may not contact you directly.

FEES

No. We are not a retained search firm. Therefore if you choose not to hire through us (although we are confident you will love our candidates!), you will not be charged.

You may hire a candidate as a direct placement (into your organization) or on an hourly basis through FlexProfessionals. At any point, you can choose to convert an hourly candidate over to your direct employee. For detailed pricing information, including direct placement and hourly mark-up fees, please enter your email address below, and we will send you our most current pricing sheet, or you may call us at 703-854-1820.



For direct hires, there is a 4-month guarantee period. If the placement does not work out within 4 months, we will replace that candidate for the same position at no charge, or if we cannot find a suitable replacement, will refund the prorated portion of the placement fee.

Yes, we have both a direct placement agreement for permanent hires and an hourly staffing agreement that is used for hourly or contingent based placements. To request generic copies of the agreements, please email us (info@flexpro.wpengine.com) or call our office at 703-854-1820 and we will provide this information.

MISCELLANEOUS

FlexProfessionals works with small, medium and large businesses in the private, commercial and government contracting sectors. We also work with many non-profits and associations. We have had particular success with small, growing organizations who may be more budget sensitive or who cannot initially justify a full-time headcount. See Customer List for a sampling of the clients we have worked with.

FlexProfessionals opened its doors in January, 2010.

Our model is a win-win for both businesses and candidates. The dramatic growth we have experienced is proof. Over 65% of our placements are with ‘repeat’ clients or through referrals. We have consistently doubled our revenues and have realized over 60% annual growth — a testament to the value that FlexProfessionals candidates bring to our clients. See Success Stories for examples of how the part-time model is helping businesses succeed.