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How to transform intercontracts into opportunities thanks to staffing?
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How to transform intercontracts into opportunities thanks to staffing?

Agathe Placet
Content Manager
December 14, 2022
4 min

LThe intercontract is often perceived as A period of hesitation for a consultant. And that creates frustrations both on the part of the company and the consultant. The company is affected on its economic profitability. As for the consultant, he is brought in To question his business. Indeed, she seems not to grasp her acquired skills, or to propose training plans to acquire new ones. Intercontract is the risk of seeing his Decrease retention rate... And so of losing your talents. 🦹

However, the picture is not so black if we know Transforming the intercontract into an opportunity thanks to staffing. πŸ₯Έ How? Napta explains it to you in this article!


Optimize your staffing to limit intercontracts


Intercontract periods are very easy to predict So sound Staffing process Is well tested. Having a clear and defined process beforehand makes it possible to quickly identify collaborators who will find themselves without a mission in the coming months.

To ensure that you are constantly one step ahead and have visibility on your staffing, we advise you to implement the following elements:

  • One person or several in charge of staffing 🀝
  • La programming of regular staffing committees πŸ‘¨ ‍ πŸ’»
  • La Definition of rules to follow by salespeople and staffers πŸ‘© ‍ 🏫

Three elements that make the difference in sharing and transmitting information, the capacity ofAnticipation and resolution of conflicts.

Chez Capgemini Invent for example, each Business Unit Appoints an operations manager, which acts as staffing referent out of a population of 150 to 200 consultants. Chez Ekimetrics, a collective of 10 people takes into account business requirements and everyone's wishes for their professional future. Chez TNP Consultants, partners and intercontract consultants meet regularly to find missions on which to position themselves.

LAnticipation Is the key word to take stock of the goals - always through dialogue and communication, of course.


Transforming the incompressible into an opportunity


We have to face the facts: theIntercontract is always lurking in the shadows of a company. Since he is impossible to avoid it, we must therefore be prepared to welcome him in the best conditions.

Otherwise, the risk is that your consultant will suffer the Bore-out - either The boredom between its missions. The consequences can be serious for the company, leading to an increase in turnover, damage to the employer brand, a loss of money and time in recruiting...

In deciphering theINRS in 2017, β€œBORE-OUT OR BOREDOM, AT WORK: UNTANGLING THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE β€œ, the The finding is unquestionable. Consultants experiencing the bore-out can't find the right balance between passion and boredom, challenge and ease. The table opposite gives the perfect illustration πŸ‘‡



Your consultant has Free time, but you have to findMissions that make sense so as not to give him the feeling of wasting his time. This is undoubtedly the biggest challenge for the company, which must find a transversal mission, not being Not too easy or too hard, not too much boring or too challenging.Β 

To find interesting and rewarding missions, why not offer the consultant:

  1. Of work on internal projects of the cabinet. For example, participate in the construction of new offers, set up the employee NPS, organize brainstorming sessions on the company's teleworking policy, etc.
  2. To propose continuing vocational training, in order to increase skills. Thus, time is not lost, quite the opposite: the Consultant has progressed for the next mission!
  3. To do benefit from its experience and know-how with new hires? Or to participate in rewarding programs, as part of an original project or an association?

At Napta, we had the pleasure of offering a webinar with FΓ©lix de Monts, CEO of Friday ! This platform offers the possibility of transforming the intercontract by participating and debating around CSR topics, social and environmental issues. A good way to insure a rewarding transversal project for the professional career of the consultant, as well as to optimize his time in human projects that get him out of his daily routine.

The results on performance and profitability


Thanks to a good Staffing management, the intercontract can become a key element for many businesses. Indeed, by putting intercontracts at the heart of its strategy:

  • Les consultants are motivated and fulfilled. The lack of missions should not be synonymous with a Put in the closet. On the contrary, consultants continue to work and do not lose pace, even if it is not on their usual jobs πŸ§—
  • The company enhances its employer brand image with consultants - doing so In the shade to its competitors 😎. What's more, thanks to word-of-mouth, online reviews, and business review websites like Glassdoor, the Recruiting is getting easier.
  • The consultants increase in skills - and that's priceless! Rather than spending your time recruiting talent who can end up slamming the door, you must valorize and promote technical, human and rare skills. You keep your teams warm and customers are happy πŸ˜‰
  • The company also earns on the CJM consultants πŸ’°. Plus efficient, seasoned with new skills and Experienced, they contribute to increasing the quality of internal teams.

As a result, surrounded by close-knit, motivated and trained teams, the company Save fiscally. It no longer needs to recruit new talent every year. She trains them while ensuring their loyalty. Two birds with one stone!


Valuing the intercontract means above all looking at the future


The intercontract is not an empty period in a consultant's professional career. At least it must be ensured that it is not.

Intercontract is above all a opportunity to increase skills, enhance professional experience, work on transversal internal projects... The company has every interest in taking an interest in this subject, because the feedback is beneficial, both for its turnover only for its reputation.

Intercontract is above all To give meaning At work, living a rewarding experience, for come back ultra-motivated in The arena from the business world.


Do you want to go deeper into the subject? We have lots of resources at your disposal to help you go further.

In addition to this subject, find our report”6 tips to become attractive to your consultants again”.


Also discover our guides, templates and checklists in the Resources tab.

See you soon at Napta!

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