The Role Of Employee Self-Service In Workforce Management

The Role Of Employee Self-Service In Workforce Management

When thinking about workforce management (WFM), often people think of forecasting and scheduling. However, some of the quickest ROI can come from the employee self-service (ESS) aspects of a WFM solution. Much of a team leader’s time is taken away from their key role of providing coaching and development to their people when they have…

The Importance of Accurate Forecasting for Omnichannel Volume

The Importance of Accurate Forecasting for Omnichannel Volume

Contact centers have changed drastically in recent years. The once “in-person” centers dealing with inbound calls have been replaced by global, distributed customer experience teams. In addition, new online channels have emerged to help companies serve customers in an increasingly digital landscape. New ways to improve customer retention and loyalty, as well as increase the…

Improve Contact Center Agent Productivity With WFM Software

Improve Contact Center Agent Productivity With WFM Software

The requirement to provide a better customer experience while improving agent productivity and controlling costs is paramount in contact centers in the best of times. During a recession, it could be the difference between survival and failure. Workforce management (WFM) continues to be one of the most important contact center agent productivity tools. By optimizing…

5 Ways to Use Workforce Planning for Gold Standard Service

5 Ways to Use Workforce Planning for Gold Standard Service

We all can quickly recall examples of when we’ve received gold-star service — and at the opposite end of the spectrum — when service has been disappointing. For example, think of how an amazing restaurant experience combines well-prepared, tasty food with promptness, friendliness, and food-oriented knowledge. Then think of an example when you’ve been stuck…

How to Drive Engagement with Gamification in Your Contact Center

How to Drive Engagement with Gamification in Your Contact Center

Are your employees excited to come to work each and every day? Or are they disengaged, disinterested, and lacking motivation? Employee engagement is one of the most challenging aspects to master in the contact center. That’s why many organizations are putting increased emphasis on improving their company culture in order to improve employee morale. One…

9 Ways a Collaborative Culture Benefits Your Contact Center

9 Ways a Collaborative Culture Benefits Your Contact Center

Teamwork, sharing knowledge and best practices feed company culture. According to a white paper from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, when collaboration permeates organizations, they experience huge bottom-line benefits, including engaged employees, attracting and retaining talent, increased velocity, and profitability. With widespread collaboration, employees are more likely engaged in their work, and embracing challenges that…

Agent Engagement: Why it Matters and 6 Ways to Nurture it

Agent Engagement: Why it Matters and 6 Ways to Nurture it

In a world where customer experience is a key to business success, contact center agents play an important role as brand ambassadors of your organization. By the time a customer reaches an agent, they’ve likely tried all self-service options and want someone who can talk with them, understand their problem, and quickly resolve it. A…