WFM ROI: Why You Need Workforce Management Software Now

WFM ROI: Why You Need Workforce Management Software Now

“Time is money” is a phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin, first appearing in The American Instructor, a book published in 1748. For contact center managers, this phrase rings in their heads each time they create a forecast, build a schedule, or track schedule adherence.  Working efficiently becomes even more important when costs are rising, agents…

4 Smart Reasons to Offer Remote Work in Your Contact Center

4 Smart Reasons to Offer Remote Work in Your Contact Center

Here’s an alarming statistic: More than half (56%) of contact center agents say they’d think about leaving their jobs if they couldn’t work remotely. Our 2022 research study of contact center agents and managers revealed a big conflict between these groups: Despite most agents’ appetite for remote work, almost half of contact centers plan to…

How One Person can Dramatically Impact Your Workforce Management Plan

How One Person can Dramatically Impact Your Workforce Management Plan

As workforce management professionals, we are faced with the daunting task of figuring out the ideal forecast, matching that forecast with a schedule and then making sure that our “master plan” works in the real world – meaning all the people that we are counting on for their shifts work their shifts as planned. Unfortunately,…

The Human Side of Workforce Management 

The Human Side of Workforce Management 

During my time as a workforce management (WFM) professional, I have implemented WFM systems into several departments within multiple companies. These implementations were either with a department or company that did not have a previous WFM system or they had one but were not using it to its potential. In some instances, the workforce management…

What is WFM (and How Does it Apply to Our Daily Lives)? 

What is WFM (and How Does it Apply to Our Daily Lives)? 

There are so many articles that ask and address “What is WFM?” Many people can explain it, but it is usually in some Workforce Management (WFM) lingo which non-WFM people have a difficult time understanding.  While there may be some confusion about WFM, as someone who has lived in this world for years, WFM is…

How WFM Tools Create Success for Omnichannel Contact Centers

How WFM Tools Create Success for Omnichannel Contact Centers

During the global pandemic, customers massively turned to digital communications, and, according to consumer studies, this change is here to stay. While presenting a tremendous opportunity for business growth, this trend also creates  challenges for contact centers. Customers now expect to do business with an omnichannel contact center that delivers consistent and seamless customer experiences…

Improve Contact Center Productivity with WFM Software

Improve Contact Center Productivity with WFM Software

The requirement to provide a better customer experience while improving productivity and controlling costs is paramount in contact centers at 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 productivity tools. By optimizing the use…

5 WFM Scheduling Tips To Make The Most Of Your Agents

5 WFM Scheduling Tips To Make The Most Of Your Agents

WFM scheduling can easily be thought of as something you do to benefit your customer experience, but it’s so much more than that. Effective scheduling is also a way to accommodate your customers and your agents. And, you can reduce turnover just by being more considerate of your agents’ needs. What Is WFM Scheduling? WFM…

5 Ways Contact Center Capacity Planning Needs to Change in 2022

5 Ways Contact Center Capacity Planning Needs to Change in 2022

If the last 24 months have taught us anything, it’s that long-term capacity planning is in dire need of an overhaul. Our world is dynamic. Business is dynamic. And hiring is dynamic.  In the dynamic world of customer support and service, capacity planning, or the process of long-term forecasting and planning for staffing needs, can’t…