Thank you for considering Chronograph Talent Consulting for your talent acquisition needs. We select the best talent from all previous periods of human history and make them available to clients looking for the absolute finest talent that money and time can provide. Our talent portfolio is mainly drawn from past eras as it easy to show how effective the talent was in their own times. Our clients demand the effectiveness of the Julius Caesars, Frederick the Greats and Genghis Khans of the past.
To be considered, a prospective contractor must be mentioned in a history book that a Masters student in History might read. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis. Individual referrals by past contractors may also be considered. Talent is gathered from all continents and cultures. CTC maintains an extensive historical research arm to locate potential candidates.
Thus far CTC has specialized in bringing forward exceptional scientific minds to work on research projects. Oppenheimer and Einstein have been especially useful. Our customers have seen our success with science and have been asking for contractors able to work in politics. A little preliminary research shows that almost all political and military masterminds have varying degrees of sociopathy. We agree with the DSM that those with sociopathy or Antisocial Personality Disorder are mentally ill but they're mentally ill in a way that's very valuable to us and our clients.
What skills will these contractors bring that will transcend their native cultures and will be immediately/quickly useful to my clients? Each contractor will have distinct skills and abilities unique to them, so CTC is not worried about the individual variations just yet.
All of the contractors we bring forward receives an implant that handles language translation (the language barrier is just too high without it.) Candidates are also given an intensive six month to one-year cultural adjustment program to acclimatize them to the time and place they'll be working. Disease transferal isn't a problem either; it's managed by a highly skilled medical staff (we went forward in time to get them and the medical supplies).
The effects of taking a person out of their native time stream then putting them back has been solved in a satisfactory way. CTC employs very smart people to handle that problem. Other than the language translation module, no control devices or kill switches are implanted. However, there is a hard time-limit on the contract where once the contract time expires or the contract is otherwise breached, the contractor in question is removed from the area of operations to be returned to their own time or our facility (at our discretion).
Terms of employment are offered at the time the contractor is brought forward in time. If they do not accept the assignment or terms, they are immediately sent back to their own time. Contractors out on contract are granted the same rights that a citizen of that country or locality would be granted. Payment is sent back with them on completion of their assignment. Contractors are not permitted to stay in our time indefinitely (ie, no permanent resident cards to live in the 22nd century). They have to go back.
Past Success Stories
A client required a leader for their military conquest of a competing corporation. They chose Genghis Khan for his excellent planning and logistics skill. Genghis was brought forward to the present day, offered a contract that he accepted and went to work. After utterly destroying the opposing corporation, he was sent back to his time with more gold and silk than a thousand horses could carry.
Another client needed a foreign ambassador seduced. Cleopatra was selected as the prime candidate and she accepted the contract. The ambassador was seduced and the required intelligence gathered. Cleopatra went back much wealthier than when she arrived.
To those who want to know why we would bring such people forward? Profit. We can get 50x the rate for political contractors that we can get for science contractors (mainly because the political contractors know to negotiate instead of just taking what we offer them.)