Our ultimate goal is to connect host organizations to Experteers to form a mutually beneficial partnership, so to clarify expectations on both sides, we’ve outlined the Hosting Principles for Organizations as well as the Experteer Manifesto for Experteers.
You will derive a LOT of value from an Experteer - it's the equivalent of having a highly-skilled consultant, and they are supporting you for free, plus helping make global connections.
For this reason, in addition to the hosting principles, we do ask you to offer local benefits, which will result in you finding our best Experteers.
While the benefits you choose to provide are up to you, a good place to start is to ask yourself: "What can our organization offer to facilitate opportunities for learning and connection for our Experteer while on-site?" Experteers are independent professionals, and they certainly do not expect to be ‘entertained’ by you during all of their free time, but generally it is a good idea to plan for some onboarding time and a social activity during the first week(s) together.
In the past, we’ve seen that these extracurricular activities really help to encourage bonding and create buy-in. It also depends on the size of your team and resources available - in some cases, organizations have been successful in linking the Experteer to other colleagues on the team to encourage activities together outside of work, such as a team dinner, road trip or visiting nearby cultural sites.