FURTHER COMPANY FAQs.
New to Genie and have questions? Hopefully we have answers below.
If not and you are already using Genie then request a call back from your persistent menu.
WHY WOULD I ONBOARD MY 'GO-TO' FREELANCE TALENT?
Speed and efficiency. When you have a need, set a brief and Genie will approach your relevant go-to talent simultaneously with other relevant talent quicker than you can say ' I need a....' (all in under 2 mins). That way you can compare the best few answers in market all together. There isn't a booking fee to hire your 'go to' talent, but a tonne of your valuable time saved instead.
HOW DO I ONBOARD MY EXISTING 'GO TO' TALENT?
Working with the Genie team we'll correctly onboard your chosen go to list and lock them down to only being approached by you, if you wish. We are working on a faster automated process. Watch this space!
WHAT IS ‘THE SELL’?
The talent are some of the most sought after highly skilled freelancers so often busy. 'The Sell' is the information about the problem that will make them decided to work with you. Think of this as your elevator pitch.
WHAT'S A SIDE HUSTLE?
Why can't freelancers crack more than one problem at a time if they have the capacity to do so? A Side Hustle allows for a company to unlock the headspace of talent 'on the side' from their day work. Not every project is right, but if it is talent that is otherwise busy and unobtainable may just be.
WHAT ARE SPECIAL POWERS?
These are tags that relate to the trends and current needs in market. They're constantly updating for the specific talent need and are listed for convenience. A Special Power not listed? Click 'add another' and free type you own. There is nothing Genie won't work to understand, interpret and factor into a search.
WHAT IS A WILDCARD?
Ever solved a problem with talent that were way off brief, but strangely perfect for the problem? That’s a Wildcard. Drawing on years of experience of the Genie team, market trends from lots of briefs being tackled, broader market trends and a deep industry knowledge, Genie will on occasion offer a very different way of solving a problem. Such options are clearly marked as Wildcards when presented.
CAN I BUILD A WHOLE TEAM?
Yes. Start with your first need, at the end of the briefing conversation strand Genie will ask you if you'd like to add more talent to your brief. Build a team, build an entire company. Genie moves just as quickly for you.
WHY CAN’T I SET A BUDGET?
Genie works out who is right to solve a problem rather than focus on what your budget is. Extensive testing shows this approach leads to more successful outcomes for clients without extra spend. Genie looks at talent from an experience and capability point of view first. Budgets are important though, we understand that, so Genie guarantees that talent are fairly priced and in line with industry norms.
HOW DOES GENIE CHOOSE WHO IS RIGHT FOR A BRIEF?
Genie is an algorithm designed from the ground up by a team with over 100 years of headhunting expeience between them. Added to this are constant learnings about the clients and talent using the platform. Genie is also designed to strip out human unconcious bias and focus solely on approaching the talent who are best able to solve the problem briefed.
HOW IS GENIE WORKING TO STRIP OUT UNCONCIOUS BIAS?
Genie has been designed from the ground up recognising where the very normal opportunites to fall into the unconcious bias trap lay. Browsing talent profiles early in a hiring process is one such example of a where human bias exists. Genie is therefore built intentionally without an ability to browse. Genie's algorithm also fails to recognise many other bias triggers throughout the hiring process. Outcomes so far are proving that Genie is way ahead of human recruiters already (inhouse and external) but we're constantly striving for Genie to be even better.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL/AMEND/EXTEND A BRIEF.
Because Genie works so fast and approaches talent in 2 nano seconds some things are better done by a real person for now! For that reason there isn't a cancel button. Genie's final step when helping a client to write a brief is to allow for the brief to be edited. If however circumstances change after a brief has been submitted then requesting a call back in the help section is the best way for one of the Genie team to intervene and help put things right.
HOW DO I PAY FREELANCERS?
For now, we ask you to pay them directly. All freelancers are set up as a Limited company. With new innovative payment methods and models planned in the near future.