Meet the Right People team – France

Meet the Right People team – France

Right People Group has Danish roots but has grown to be a truly international company delivering IT consultants across Europe. Our Consultant Managers come from all corners of Europa and are here to assist you whether you are an IT freelancer or a company in need of expertise for your next project.

Find out who picks up the phone when you call us regarding a request for the French market: meet Hervé Bonnaffoux for a little Q&A!

Who are you, and what led you to the position as a consultant manager at Right People Group?

Hello, my name is Hervé Bonnaffoux and I am responsible for the French market at Right People Group. After engineering studies, I wanted to focus more on the business side and get the opportunity to meet a multitude of actors, both on the consultant side as well as the customer side. Right People Group offered me the opportunity to do so in an international context in Berlin.

“A good job is recognizable when all parties
relevant to the project are satisfied”

What differentiates Right People Group from other IT consultant agencies?

At Right People Group, we strive to maximize our knowledge within IT, whether it is in relation to a project method or a certain programming language. As a result, we can better understand our customer’s needs and find the corresponding consultant more easily. This creates trust between all actors. We are also the only point of contact between the customer and the consultant, which allows us to find the most appropriate resources on the market.

Tell me about a recent project you worked on that illustrates your daily job.

Recently, a company with whom we had already worked with contacted us to get help with a transition with the set up of new tools in-house. They carried out the migration, however, the current teams did not have any support or training. After talking with the client, I searched for a consultant who had the required  experience and skills, but also certain pedagogy experience and easiness to communicate to match the need of the client. This illustrates a part of my daily work, interesting exchanes on various issues for which we must find a solution tailored to each client.

“It is in these situations we realize the importance to
develop strong partnerships and a broad consultant network

Can you share a challenge you faced and how you solved it?

Sometimes things do not go as planned. It can be that the consultant cancel for different reasons, or that the client change certain conditions which can make the partnership more challenging. In either case, I try to be as responsive as possible so the client or/and the consultant feel that we have done the best we could to help them.

Recently, a client who needed a qualified consultant to train their team during several days and whom needed to be available in a very short time. This makes it more challenging as it can seem. However, it is in these situations we realize the importance to develop strong partnerships and a broad consultant network.

In the hunt for the right consultant for a specific job, what are the most important qualities and traits you look for?

We, of course, as a first step analyze each profile by looking at how well the consultant masters the technical skills and other needs of the clients project. Then, we will look at the previous experiences and what types of projects the consultat have participated in. Finally, it is also a personal feeling that emerges from communication with the consultant. This is often justified by how easy it is to build a relationship with the contractor and honest communication.

How do you evaluate a project?

A good project is recognizable according to different points. Firstly, I need to evaluate the size of the project to make sure it is financially feasible for both RPG and the client. Also if the project have a well defined mission and finally if it there is an opportunity for us to develop a long-term relationship with the company.

When do you feel that you did a good job? Give an example if possible.

A good job is recognizable when all parties relevant to the project are satisfied, ie. the client, the consultant and Right People Group. When we receive positive feedback from both client and consultant, and it results in a long-term partnership, then we have fulfilled our job and mission.

What is your greatest career accomplishment?

My greatest achievement is to successfully represent RPG in an international environment and to develop our network in France. It is also to have been able to develop the power of listening and being opened which allow me to develop constantly.

“Particularly present is personal development and confidence.
We have a team who help each other and share our thoughts
on many topics
every day.

What do you like about your job at RPG and what motivates you to come to work every day?

RPG shares some of the essential values that appealed to me when I made the choice to start as a consultant manager here. And I was not mistaken, particularly present is personal development and confidence. We have a team who help each other and share our thoughts on many topics every day. The company is growing and I find it very challenging, in a positive way.

Why did you choose to work in the IT industry?

I have always been interested in the world of new technologies. I also attended engineering studies in France for 5 years where I was able to get practice and discover a set of topics related to computing. In addition, the society is occupied by technology which shows that this is an area more than essential. Our habits change and the jobs evolve, so I think it is important to be familiar with all of this.

Looking for an IT contractor? Let us help you!

Delivering developer and IT consultants on a flexible on-demand basis is at the core of our business. We find profiles that are perfectly matched to our customers’ specific needs, and we do it fast. If you are also looking for expert IT resources for your project or team, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and let us show you how we can deliver exactly the IT profile that you are missing. Within a few days, we will present one or more hand-picked CV’s that we believe are a good match for your project. It is always 100 % free and without obligations to test our service – you only pay, if you decide to work with one of the candidates that we have presented.

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Our price model

It’s free of charge to get our selection of a perfect consultant for your project. Right People Group only charges you, if you decide to hire one of the consultants we present. We run the entire process of searching, selection and quality assuring without any commitment for you as a customer. Normally the process takes 1-4 days. Our price level is low compared to the quality we deliver. Partly because our business model based on independent consultants is efficient, partly because we always ensure to get the best solution in the market both in terms of quality and price. As a client, you write the contract with Right People Group. If a consultant gets sick or against expectation turns out not to be the ideal fit, then we quickly find a replacement for the consultant.

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How we select our consultants

We always run a broad process to make sure we find the best match in the market for your project – both in terms of skills and price. The consultant manager that you are in touch with at our company is also the one who runs the entire process of finding and selecting your candidates. All our consultant managers have higher education and are analytically skilled. This allows them to understand which role you are looking for and the technologies and skills involved, which is crucial for the ability to find a consultant that will generate the results you are looking for. We invest heavily in developing channels and methods that allow us to reach out to as many relevant consultants as possible and our procedure is highly efficient. The consultant manager selects the most qualified consultant for your task and takes an interview to also assess experience and personality in relation to your needs. Typically, we will get back to you within 1-3 days with 1-2 CVs together with an explanation of why we think the presented candidates would be a good fit for your project.

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You can fill in our sign-up form in just one minute. You select which regions you want to work in and your competences. In this way, you only receive projects relevant to your profile. If you want to apply for a specific project, you just email your CV to the mentioned email address, and the consultant manager in charge will get in touch with you. We guarantee full transparency: You will always be informed throughout the process and always know at which price we bid you in to the customer. We never send your CV to a customer without your consent. It is always one single consultant manager running the entire recruitment process for a specific project. This allows them to know the client, the project and the next steps, and keep you well-informed throughout the process.

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