Most companies are always on the lookout for the next ‘Game changer’ for their contact center. When you talk to experts, you’ll hear a lot of buzzwords these days, such as ‘Omnichannel’, ‘Net Promoter Score (NPS)’, ‘Chatbots’, and ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’. It can be challenging to sift through all of these terms to see what actually matters to you.
London, England: injixo is running a comprehensive study of WFM professionals to reveal how today’s contact centres compare in the practices they use across the planning cycle, the channels they plan for, the KPIs they use, the size of the planning team and many other parameters. The survey is not limited to users of injixo WFM, it is open to planning professionals in all industries and users of all software tools, even spreadsheets.
London, England: injixo is excited to announce PlanCon 2018, a special conference tailored to Contact Centre Professionals and WFM Heroes. PlanCon is designed to provide the inspiration, education and connections to accelerate and master Contact Centre Planning, through a mixture of inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, WFM best practice sessions and networking galore.
Here we are again - with the last blog article of our Contact Center Forecasting Fundamentals series. As a refresher, part #1 focused on 'how to forecast workload' and part #2 dealt with 'how to master workforce forecasting'. So, now that you’ve forecasted your demand and the supply of agents, you’re ready to start incorporating best practices to closing the staffing gaps. In this final article of the series, we’ll cover techniques for efficiently aligning staff to demand both short and long term. We’ll also look at how to determine the best method to cover staffing needs for a few weeks or several months. To do this, we'll walk you through a simple scenario case step by step.
In the first blog article of our Contact Center Forecasting Fundamentals series, we covered different methods to forecast workload. That is, in fact, the first step in the process. However, despite workload forecasting, it’s equally important to invest time in forecasting the workforce required to staff against the demand you’ve identified in the first step. Ultimately, the objective is to not determine the mere requirement, but to uncover the gap of actual vs requirement in staffing. The work you do in forecasting the workforce will then drive a more accurate picture of existing staffing gaps and helps you to cover each of them to increase efficiency in Workforce Management.