Essential Technologies in Call Center Workforce Management

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Improved agent efficiency and productivity turn call centers from a cost into a profit. While agents hold the keys to your company’s success, they are also the most expensive resource you have – accounting for 60% to 70% of expenses in a contact center.

Inspiring a new type of call center workforce


With Millennials soon making up half of all call center workforces, organizations need to plan how to train, inspire and retain telephone agents in an industry where the average turnover rate is an astonishing 33%.

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Give Your Call Center Workforce Management a Tune-Up


The agents that fill the seats at your contact center are the lifeblood of your operation. Rather, top-performing call center agents are those who receive proper direction, instruction, and correction when necessary. All of this comes from proper workforce management.

Is Your Call Center Workforce Management Optimized?

Insite Managed Solutions

Is Your Workforce Management Optimized? As you determine what makes your contact center successful around workforce optimization, do you measure Service Level, Staff Utilization, or a combination of both? Capacity Planning is the next component in managing your workforce.

Mobilizing the Health Call Center Workforce (& Why It’s Needed)

Revation Systems

As an increasing number of consumers turn to their smartphones instead of their laptops, industries such as healthcare must also consider how their employees use technology on-the-go , including mobilizing the health call center workforce in a way that best fits their unique needs.

Cisco Brings the Power of the Cloud and AI to Contact Centers with Release 12.5

Cisco - Contact Center

“I need the business agility, flexibility, and speed of new feature delivery that cloud offers while protecting my contact center investments.”. “I I need easy access to cloud-based applications that work seamlessly with my on-premises contact center infrastructure”.

Why you need guardrails for your contact center

Cisco - Contact Center

Formula one driving has a few things in common with a call center. There are important elements to racing that apply to running a contact center. So where are the boundaries in a contact center? in the all-important Moment of Truth called the contact center interaction.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cisco Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

Transforming the Customer and Agent Experience with Artificial Intelligent Contact Center Integration. There was a particular focus on the Go To Market aspects and the role of Cisco Contact Center partners. Innovation and trends in Contact Centers market.

Artificial Intelligence Translational Services Use Cases in Cisco Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

The language barrier is undoubtedly and historically adding complexity to international business, and this is especially true when we consider Contact Centers and the high-quality customer experience they have to deliver in business-to-consumer services. Narrowing the Call Center Gap.

An Easy Approach to Managing Contact Center Peak Times [Slideshare]


Peak times tend to be a touchy topic for call centers. Almost every center experiences them, and most don’t know how to handle the volume without adding more agents. Every contact center is different, which means that peak times can take on various forms.

Join Our On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices for Moving your Contact Center to the Cloud

Cisco - Contact Center

Transitioning your on-premises call center to the cloud creates enormous opportunities for growth and innovation. According to our recent global survey, 62% of contact center executives plan to implement a cloud contact center within the next 18 months.

Absence Management and Putting Up that ‘Gone Fishing’ Sign


But for HR and workforce planners and managers, just creating a balance between company demands and employee needs for time off can be challenging. You describe it and we can do it. ( You can practically hear that stream calling you.). Gone fishin’ by shady, wady pool.

Head to the Big D May 14-17 for the Verint Engage Customer Conference


Inspiration. Professional growth. Networking. There’s a single event that can help you with all of these—and help you better leverage your Verint solutions, to boot. It’s the Verint Engage global customer conference, and registration is underway for this year’s event at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel May 14 – 17.

Countdown to Verint Engage!


The $695 conference rate has been extended through April 27, so register today to secure your spot—and to sign up for a free subscription to Contact Center Pipeline ! It’s less than a month away! The annual Verint Engage global customer conference will convene on Monday, May 14 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Facing the Future of Contact Center Employee Engagement


At the end of 2016, I conducted 20 interviews with customer service professionals who were members of the National Association of Call Centers (NACC). The question was, “What’s keeping you up at night when you think about your contact center in 2017 and beyond.”. Clearly, employee engagement is of paramount importance to an overwhelming majority of contact center executives today. Figure 2: Contact Centers Willing to Change to Accommodate the Millennial Workforce.

When Elite Plumbers Wished They Had Workforce Management


Field personnel were backed with an equally professional call center. Not understanding the impact of freezing weather in the South, the call center was not staffed adequately and was unable to handle these surges. So, to address this issue, Elite Plumbers decided to invest in an advanced workforce management (WFM) system. Workforce management software is thought by some to be a solution required only by the very largest contact centers.

WFO: 5 Trends Shaping Analytics and Business Intelligence


WFO: 5 Trends Shaping Analytics and Business Intelligence Call center workforce optimization is top of mind for leaders in financial services and beyond. From tricked-out ticketing systems to agent call recordings there is nothing we can’t pin a.

Consistent Performance

Brad Cleveland

If your organization is seeing call center workload patterns that are somewhat different than in similar historical months and years, you’re not alone. That … Call Center Workforce Management Brad Cleveland Contact Center Customer Service ICMIAnd the reasons – the economy, changes in customer behavior, etc. – are certainly no mystery.

Merlang: Erlang C’s Sexy Younger Brother


In your contact center, do people ever just hang up? So why are the problematic mathematical assumptions of the outdated Erlang C formula built into your call center’s workforce management software? Optimize Your Call Center With Pipkins.

Scheduling for the Modern Contact Center: The Secret is WFM


In the world of workforce management, those same benefits hold true. Keeping agents abreast of their schedule is easy with a tool like Aspect® Workforce Management (WFM). Keeping everyone on the schedule they prefer while also meeting the scheduling needs of the contact center.

How to Best Implement Modern Workforce Engagement Management Solutions in Your Call Center

Monet Software

Contact center employees face a number of challenges during their workday. As a manager, you are in the perfect position to implement modern solutions to improve morale in your call center. Blog Workforce Management

How You Can Improve Efficiency of Your Call Center Using Workforce Management

Etech GS

According to Forbes, engagement is the key to effective workforce management. With estimates claiming that only 30% of employees are engaged, managing the workforce becomes a lot more difficult than it used to be. Understand the Millennial Workforce.

Call Center Statistics You Should Know


Call centers , in particular, represent just one facet of a large and varied international outsourcing industry. However, the world’s call centers are arguably the most public examples of companies’ outsourcing efforts, facing customer directly in one-on-one interactions.

Whisper Coaching to Train Remote Employees


Training call center agents in-person can be challenging and mentally draining. Having the right tools and techniques at your disposal can help you develop a team of call center agents that are effective. There are a number of ways you can incentivize call center agents.

Remote Control: Managing Work at Home Contact Center Agents

Monet Software

How WFM and QM combine to engage an offsite call center workforce and deliver superior CX. High-speed internet, cloud-based applications and other technologies have opened a new vista for the call center—the remote agents.

The Key to Managing Conflict in the Workforce, No Matter Where your Agents are Working: Naming and Addressing Conflict on your Remote Contact Center Team


If you don’t address small irritants between your teammates, they can fester into resentment and eventually impact your contact center work. And with companies working remotely more often, leaders are faced with managing new key challenges, like how to handle conflict in the workforce.

How Workforce Optimization Can Help You Reach Greater Heights

Etech GS

Whether the employees are human or robotic, workforce optimization helps teams to work smarter instead of harder. As the name suggests, contact center workforce optimization involves using managerial practices to ensure maximum productivity meets maximum efficiency.

Improving Collaboration Between Workforce Management Departments and Operations Departments

Insite Managed Solutions

Our Spotlight Challenge this Month is Workforce Management! Having touched over 650 contact centers, one of the frequent challenges we’ve discovered is the lack of partnership between the Workforce Department and the Operations Department.

3 Ways Call Center Supervisors Can Reduce Costs

Insite Managed Solutions

3 Ways Call Center Supervisors Can Reduce Costs Here are 3 different ways call center supervisors can positively drive financials in your center. Managing the Millennial Workforce . Improving Workforce Management to Optimize Service Levels.

  The Unvarnished Truth About Aspect WFM


In the G2 Crowd Grid for Contact Center Workforce , Aspect Workforce Management software scores in the much-coveted Leadership Quadrant. G2 Crowd Grid ® for Contact Center Workforce Software. It’s a must for any call center workforce”.

Tips on How You Can Bridge the Gap Between Remote and In-Office Contact Center Agents Faster With the Right Workforce Management Strategy


Many companies are building remote work strategies around the needs of their workforce. Download Now: Learn how trends in workforce management and other key areas are impacting contact centers, according to Frost & Sullivan.

  The Unvarnished Truth About Aspect WFM


In the G2 Crowd Grid for Contact Center Workforce , Aspect Workforce Management software scores in the much-coveted Leadership Quadrant. G2 Crowd Grid ® for Contact Center Workforce Software. It’s a must for any call center workforce”.

2017 Call Center Trends

CSR Inc.

First some good news: call centers aren’t going away this year (well, not exactly – but more on that later). And while call centers are expected to see an uptick in staffing in 2017 ( did you know that 4% of working Americans – about 5 million – already work in a call center ?)

3 Key Soft Skills Every Call Center Agent Must Have

Win the Customer

Concrete customer feedback metrics, KPIs and CRM systems can be considered as the ‘science’ behind call centers, but the soft skills of call center agents are considered as the art. Here are the top 3 soft skills successful call center agents should possess.

Should you outsource your customer service?


There are a lot of benefits to be gained when you outsource your call centers. Most call center outsourcers are always filled with years and years of experience. Outsourcers in the call center industry are usually made up of a team of people, and from this team, there will be executives and managers. They are usually filled with knowledge and experiences that can only be gained from working in the call center industry for years.

Building Blocks of Workforce Management

Insite Managed Solutions

Building Blocks of Workforce Management Know the Metric Deliverables – There are a lot of different factors that go into making workforce management successful. He has significant experience in contact center operations, technology implementation and professional services.

Contact Center Business Master Plan: 5 Steps to Follow

Dialer 360

It doesn’t matter what category of call center you are planning to set up. This is important to remember setting up call center requires a considerable investment of time and money. Set up a contact center for your business is an investment of both time and money.

Top 10 Technological Contact Center Trends

Insite Managed Solutions

Top 10 Technological Contact Center Trends Cloud: Cloud-based infrastructure is the fastest growing area in the call center industry, which DMG predicts will almost double between 2013 and 2015. Social Media: Social media has fundamentally disrupted the call center.