When did YourEncore begin operations?
The company began operations in the US in 2003, and began offering services in Europe in July 2008.
What types of companies use YourEncore services and solutions?
YourEncore serves research-driven companies in the life sciences, food and consumer product industries. Our clients are generally Fortune 500 multinational companies, including Procter & Gamble, Lilly, Boeing and General Mills. We also serve several fast-growing, innovative mid-sized companies.
Who can enroll in YourEncore?
YourEncore experts include a diverse mix of highly experienced technical experts, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and professionals with the expertise and passion to create, innovate and contribute to the success of our clients. We are currently looking for scientists, engineers, product developers, market research experts, quality control and quality assurance experts, medical professionals, and business development managers.
How can I enroll as an expert?
Visit the Enroll
page to create a profile and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Remember, the more detail the better. Then sign the confidentiality agreement and complete the online intellectual property training module. If you have questions, contact our Enrollment Department at email@example.com
or (317) 493-0551.
How does YourEncore match expert skills to client needs?
We work closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their challenges and goals. To identify the best available expert, we then query our database of experts and reach out to other specialists in the industry. Once a candidate is identified for an assignment, we contact him or her to discuss qualifications, interest and availability. We will also brief the candidate(s) on the project, and the client's requirements and expectations. Based on this phone call, we will submit the candidate(s) resume to the client for review. The account team will schedule either an in-person or telephone interview for the selected expert(s) with the client.
Do experts work on-site at the client's location?
Project location may be virtual/remote or on-site at client offices, affiliate locations, or worldwide.
How long is a typical assignment?
Projects range from one-hour consultations to part- or full-time work for a year or more, based on client needs.
Does being an expert preclude me from other opportunities?
No. YourEncore offers experts the flexibility to spend time with family or on hobbies, paid work, volunteering and other passions.
Do experts work as employees of YourEncore?
Yes, when working on YourEncore assignments, experts are employees of YourEncore
Are there restrictions on how long experts must be retired or separated before they can begin working on projects for the company they retired or separated from?
These types of restrictions vary by company. Many companies prohibit former employees who have been retired or separated for a year or less from consulting with the company. Please alert YourEncore if this may apply to you.
What types of opportunities does YourEncore offer enrolled experts?
YourEncore specializes in providing the skills and expertise of scientists, clinicians, engineers, product developers, packaging and logistics experts and other technical disciplines.
Do experts have to accept offered assignments?
No, experts are not obligated to accept any assignment. Experts should agree only to those assignments that are consistent with their interests and availability, and which they are confident they can complete successfully.
How many assignments can experts work on?
There is no limit to the number of assignments experts can work on through YourEncore. However, there may be limits on the number of hours experts can work in a given fiscal or calendar year for a particular client. Experts should contact the YourEncore account team with questions.
Are there limits on assignment length or the number of hours experts can work?
Some clients impose limitations on the length of assignments, the number of hours that can be worked in a one-year period, or the length of continuous employment.
In addition, experts who work on multiple projects in the same time period should be aware that any hours exceeding 40 in a week are considered overtime, and must be compensated accordingly under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Experts must have approval from the client's engagement leader or YourEncore's account team prior to working overtime.
How is expert compensation determined?
YourEncore strives to achieve compensation rates that are fair to the expert and consistent with the marketplace. Expert compensation is influenced by a number of factors including: project type, skills required, marketplace standards and client expectations.
How do experts know their compensation rate for a given project?
The YourEncore account team will share the compensation rate for a project. The rate is also included in the engagement agreement sent to the expert.
Are expert compensations rates the same for each assignment they have through YourEncore?
Not necessarily. Compensation rates can vary due to differences in project type, skills required, marketplace standards and client expectations.
European Experts and Assignments
Can experts who reside in the U.S. work on assignments for a client that has operations only in Europe and vice versa?
Yes. Experts who live in the U.S. can work on projects for clients based in Europe, and vice versa. Due to travel costs, these projects are typically done virtually.
Confidentiality and Prerequisites
Are experts required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement?
Yes. Experts must sign a Confidentiality Agreement prior to any discussions with account team members or clients about a project. Once the agreement has been signed, it applies to all future projects. Clients may also ask experts to sign additional confidentiality agreements.
What information about their YourEncore assignments can experts add to their resume or share with potential employers?
Experts may share general descriptions of the types of work conducted on their resumes or with potential employers. To fully protect the client, these descriptions must be generic and focus on the skills used and not the details of the assignment. Experts should not disclose the names of the client or the client personnel involved, nor mention specifically the client's product or product line. Experts should list the employer as YourEncore, Inc. Examples of descriptions include "quality control in the pharmaceutical industry" or "process development in consumer product manufacturing." Please contact the YourEncore account team for additional information.