Workforce Management for Call Centers: What You Need to Know

Workforce Management for Call Centers: What You Need to Know

Managing forecasting, scheduling, and agent productivity in a call center is a lot like searching for the fountain of youth. We try different serums and potions, yet somehow wake up with new wrinkles. While we don’t have a roadmap to the proverbial fountain, we can help steer you in the right direction for better call…

5 Ways AI and Automation Can Improve Your QM Processes

5 Ways AI and Automation Can Improve Your QM Processes

You can’t go a day (or maybe even an hour) without stumbling across the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI.” Across all industries and in our personal lives, AI is coming into its own as a tool to increase efficiency, automate tasks, and reduce costs. But how do AI and automation technologies actually help make your…

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…

How to Measure Contact Center Agent Productivity and Five Ways to Boost It

How to Measure Contact Center Agent Productivity and Five Ways to Boost It

Providing an ever-improving customer experience while boosting contact center agent productivity is paramount for your business. During the best of economic times, it’s a smart business practice. But with economic uncertainty, it’s a must — along with controlling costs. To ensure your contact center agents spend a vast majority of their time with customers resolving…

Top Call Center Efficiency Metrics And How To Improve Them

Top Call Center Efficiency Metrics And How To Improve Them

Tracking, reporting, and improving upon metrics are essential across all areas of business, including finance, sales, marketing, and contact center management. In uncertain economic times, they become even more critical to help navigate business health and growth.Call center leaders are under increased pressure to improve operational and agent efficiencies and look for cost-cutting opportunities while…

How to Sell to a CFO: 7 Proven Tips for Contact Center Leaders

How to Sell to a CFO: 7 Proven Tips for Contact Center Leaders

In challenging economic times, organizations need to get creative and pragmatic with cost cutting, expenditures, and revenue generation. As “do more with less” becomes a familiar mantra, contact center leaders are challenged to convince C-suite executives, and especially chief financial officers (CFOs), that not only is it mission critical to deliver outstanding customer experiences (CX),…

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…

Call Center Workforce Management Metrics: How To Measure And Improve Performance

Call Center Workforce Management Metrics: How To Measure And Improve Performance

For just about any business or department, metrics are crucial to measuring performance. For the typical contact center, metrics are the key to identifying the reason behind a bad day and being able to create operational efficiency that helps avoid a repeat. Metrics can outline whether the outcome had nothing to do with your preparation…

The Impact Of Remote Work On Workforce Management

The Impact Of Remote Work On Workforce Management

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have opted for remote work. In the midst of “quiet quitting” and continued low unemployment, contact centers are leveraging remote work as a way to attract team members. The contact centers that offer this flexibility for their workforce realized that their remote workers could have the…

Why A Digital Contact Center Is Essential for Meeting Today’s Customer Expectations

Why A Digital Contact Center Is Essential for Meeting Today’s Customer Expectations

When I lived in Colombia, it seemed as if there were fruit stands on every corner. Some fruit sellers would even balance bags of fruit on sticks, running between cars to hawk their harvest. Piña (pineapple)! Tomate de árbol (tree tomato)! And my favorite, maracuya (passionfruit)! There were so many choices, but I always went…