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The Contact Center Workforce Manager Skill Set for Forecasting

The Call Center School

Part 1: Workload Forecasting Skills. In contact centers today, roughly 65% to 75% of the total operating cost is consumed through paying the frontline staff. For that reason, the biggest opportunity for contact centers to manage or reduce cost is to optimize the utilization of their frontline workforce. To do this, most contact centers today have a workforce manager or an entire workforce management (WFM) department.