Adapting To A Global Workforce: Managing Remote Teams Effectively

Adapting To A Global Workforce: Managing Remote Teams Effectively

While the pandemic may seem distant in some of our minds, one shift remains prevalent long after it became safe to go back to offices — the need and desire to work remotely. Not only do contact center agents want additional flexibility in their work schedules, but many leaders saw that agents did not need…

AI In Quality Management: A Game Changer For Contact Centers

AI In Quality Management: A Game Changer For Contact Centers

Artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated many aspects of our work and personal lives. From driving assistance to data analysis to chatbots, generative AI (GenAI) is finding its usefulness in a host of ways across all industries. One of the most impactful uses is how AI is transforming customer experience (CX). Advances in technology allow contact…

Gamification in the Workplace: More Than Just a Contest

Gamification in the Workplace: More Than Just a Contest

There’s more to engaging, motivating, and empowering employees than simply giving lip service with buzzwords like “you’ve got this,” “quick win,” and “continuous improvement.” Numerous studies link employee satisfaction, performance, and engagement with management’s ability to provide actionable, positive feedback and coaching. Yet managers continue to fall short. According to a recent Gallup survey, only…

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Workforce Optimization: What It is and Why You Need It

Warren Buffet said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Does your contact center “talk the customer talk” but sometimes gets stuck when it comes to matching up customer expectations with service and support delivery by your agents?. Are…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…