Why Consumers Increasingly Demand Digital Customer Service

Why Consumers Increasingly Demand Digital Customer Service

In today’s digital age, the customer service landscape is rapidly evolving, driven by shifting customer preferences and expectations. More than ever, customers are turning to digital channels when interacting with businesses, prompting a fundamental change in how contact centers operate and engage with their audience. In this article, we explore the reasons behind the increasing…

Unlocking Productivity: Introduction To Workforce Management

Unlocking Productivity: Introduction To Workforce Management

When I worked in contact centers, people would ask what I did for a living, and I would say Workforce Management. I was usually met with a blank look. I would explain that it means creating schedules, but it’s so much more. While workforce management on the whole can sound boring, high-tech, and at times…

The Role of Real-Time Data in Workforce Management

The Role of Real-Time Data in Workforce Management

Maximizing workforce management efficiency through real-time data is an often-overlooked advantage for contact centers. With real-time information, you can make crucial intraday adjustments that improve your efficiency and your customer experience.  There are several roles within the workforce management space, and each one is important in its own way. Making sure you fill these key…

How to Control Call Avoidance and Interaction Avoidance

How to Control Call Avoidance and Interaction Avoidance

During my career in workforce management, call avoidance was always an issue — regardless of the location of the business, the nature of the business, or the location of the agent.  Call avoidance, now known as interaction avoidance, denotes the steps an agent takes to avoid handling a customer interaction.  It can take time and…

How To Identify And Address Call Avoidance

How To Identify And Address Call Avoidance

When it comes to call avoidance (or, more accurately these days, interaction avoidance), you usually know it when you see it. Unless you don’t.  It’s easier than you think to misjudge an agent in an interaction, so I’ve assembled examples of interaction avoidance along with actions you should take when it occurs. We’ll also look…

Why Your Contact Center Needs A Call Avoidance Policy

Why Your Contact Center Needs A Call Avoidance Policy

Call avoidance is a common issue in contact centers and must be dealt with to ensure a positive experience for your customers. But agents can quickly become frustrated and overwhelmed when dealing with irate customers and high contact volumes, leading them to avoid interactions. While the issue is not unusual, it’s easier to manage if…

What Is WFM (And How Does It Apply To Our Daily Lives)?

What Is WFM (And How Does It Apply To Our Daily Lives)?

Try a quick web search, and you’ll find pages of content answering the question, “What is WFM?” But while many of the articles (and graphics and videos) provide some answers, they’re usually packed with industry jargon unfamiliar to most people. So, rather than help, all that information often leads to further confusion and misconceptions about…