Lexstra began life as a specialist IT contract recruitment agency. As a result we fully understand the contractor marketplace and know what qualities freelance IT professionals value in an agency. Many of the consultants we placed in assignments in our early years are now senior managers and directors in the information technology field, utilising Lexstra to source consultants for them, as they were very impressed with our recruitment methodology when they were themselves applicants.
As the world of information technology has changed – with the standalone programmer delivering code being progressively replaced by a far more “business savvy” breed of Business Analyst / Developer – so the people we find assignments for have changed. Most of the people we place with our clients are now Business Analysts, Programme and Project Managers and senior business change professionals. All share a common goal – delivering technology that supports our client’s business objectives.
We focus on delivering excellence in the core functions that are of most importance to the freelance IT or business change professional. These are:
- Locating a suitable contract opportunity, one which matches the consultant’s professional, geographic and financial requirements.
- Managing the selection and hiring process as professionally and effectively as possible, with open and free communication between all three parties, the consultant, Lexstra and the hiring client.
- Paying contractors promptly. Subject to the client’s particular requirements we pay twice a calendar month, with a consultant normally receiving cleared funds two weeks after submission of the invoice.
- Supporting the consultant on assignment. All our freelancers have a dedicated Lexstra Account Manager to whom she or he can turn for assistance should the need arise.
The financial strength and solidity of an agency is of key interest to its freelancers. Through a prudent policy of profit retention, low overheads, careful client vetting and steady sales growth, Lexstra has a strong balance sheet and substantial cash reserves. Our latest accounts are available on request.
The team at Lexstra looks forward to doing business with you.