FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – ADVISORS
SECTION I: Advisor participation in OnFrontiers Consultations
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN CONSULTATIONS WITH ONFRONTIERS’ CLIENTS?
OnFrontiers welcomes all individuals with significant experience of a particular sector or industry across any geographic region.
HOW CAN I APPLY TO BECOME AN ADVISOR?
You can send a registration request via our website – click here to visit the application form. We will ask you to provide your resume along with a brief description of your expertise. Alternatively, you can send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our research team will contact you to complete the registration process.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO REGISTER WITH ONFRONTIERS?
No. Registration with OnFrontiers is free.
HOW DO I TERMINATE MY ADVISOR MEMBERSHIP WITH ONFRONTIERS?
You can suspend or terminate your membership by giving written notice at any time.
MY EMPLOYER’S POLICIES PROHIBIT EMPLOYEES FROM DISCUSSING PROFESSIONAL MATTERS OUTSIDE THE ORGANISATION; DOES THIS MEAN I CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN CONSULTATIONS WITH ONFRONTIERS’S CLIENTS?
You should never participate in OnFrontiers consultations in breach of any laws, regulations or obligations to third parties. If your employment policy prohibits discussing professional matters externally, you must not participate in consultations with OnFrontiers’ clients.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY EMPLOYER ALLOWS ME TO PARTICIPATE IN CONSULTATIONS WITH ONFRONTIERS?
If you are unsure about whether your current employment contract permits you to participate in OnFrontiers consultations, please check with your employer prior to joining. We would be happy to send you a consent letter for your employer to sign.
WHAT IS AN ADVISOR’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ONFRONTIERS?
An Advisor participates in consultations as an independent contractor. He/she acts in his/her own capacity at all times and he/she is not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative or joint venturer of OnFrontiers.
WHO ARE ONFRONTIERS’S CLIENTS?
Our clients include some of the world’s leading investment firms, corporations, strategy consultancies, media and development institutions.
CAN ONFRONTIERS’S CLIENTS HOLD ME LIABLE FOR DECISIONS THEY MAKE BASED ON INFORMATION I GIVE THEM?
The information you provide to clients is only with a view to stimulating thought and for general information purposes only, and should not include any investment, legal, financial, accountancy or medical advice. OnFrontiers’ clients agree that they bear full responsibility for their decisions they make based on information that you provide, and that Advisors will not be liable for any decision made or action taken by the client or anyone else based upon reliance on the information provided during a consultation. You must not, however, provide confidential or non-public information.
WILL MY REGISTRATION WITH ONFRONTIERS PREVENT ME FROM REGISTERING WITH OTHER SIMILAR ORGANISATIONS?
No, unless specifically agreed in writing, you will not be entering into an exclusive relationship with OnFrontiers.
IN THE CASE OF A PRE-EXISTING RELATIONSHIP WITH A CLIENT, CAN I STILL WORK WITH THIS CLIENT OUTSIDE ONFRONTIERS?
Yes. You are only obliged to use OnFrontiers to facilitate consultations with clients that OnFrontiers first introduced to you, and only for a period of one year after the last project provided by OnFrontiers.
WILL I WORK FOR A CLIENT EXCLUSIVELY?
No, unless otherwise agreed, Advisors are referred to clients on a non-exclusive basis.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I AM SUITABLE FOR THE PROPOSED CONSULTATION?
At the project proposal stage, we will provide you with details of the main subject of the consultation as well as the key questions our client wishes to ask. Our research team will also be available to answer any further questions you may have.
ARE THE CONSULTATIONS CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes. Each consultation and any discussions leading up to a private consultation are confidential. You must not disclose to any third party the names of OnFrontiers clients, the content of OnFrontiers projects, the subject matter of a consultation or any information about our clients’ businesses. Similarly, a client must not disclose the identity of OnFrontiers Advisors or any information discussed in consultations without the necessary prior consents.
ARE THERE ANY SUBJECTS I SHOULD NOT ADVISE ON?
Advisors must not provide any investment, legal, financial, accountancy, medical or other advice. In addition, you must not disclose any confidential information, inside information or non-public information.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF A SUBJECT IS CONFIDENTIAL?
We require our Advisors not to discuss their current employer or to share any non-public information about their company. Advisors are engaged by our clients in order to provide them with general information with a view to stimulating thought and increasing understanding of a particular market or topic. If you think the subject matter of the consultation is confidential, you should refuse to participate. During a consultation, if you believe that by answering a question you will divulge confidential information you must refuse to answer the question.
SECTION II: Referrals
HOW DO REFERRALS WORK?
OnFrontiers’ Advisors have the opportunity to recommend new individuals whose expertise is likely to interest our clients. A referral bonus agreed between Advisor and OnFrontiers is paid out in USD once the first consultation is carried out by the referred Advisor.
You can refer a colleague quickly and easily through your OnFrontiers Advisor profile:
- Log-in to your Advisor profile
- Select the ‘Refer a Colleague’ link
- Enter in the relevant contact information
- Select the ‘Submit’ button, which prompts an email, mentioning your name, to be sent to your colleague with information about OnFrontiers and the option to move forward with becoming an Advisor.
Please contact us at email@example.com for further information.
SECTION III: Payment
HOW ARE ADVISORS PAID?
Depending on your location, our preferred payment method is through online payment systems (e.g. paypal, stripe or the equivalent in your market). We also make payments by bank transfer. You also have the option to donate your contribution to any registered charity.
WILL I BE PAID FOR MY PREPARATION TIME?
Due to the nature of the consultations, and the high level of information required, preparation is not necessary. As a result, we only remunerate you for the amount of time spent in consultation with our client.
HOW LONG AFTER THE CONSULTATION WILL I RECEIVE MY PAYMENT?
OnFrontiers will process your payment within 30 days from the later date of (a) OnFrontiers’ receipt of a valid application for payment (or invoice) or (b) the client’s written confirmation that the consultation took place. As such, you may not receive payment immediately.