Contact Center Forecasting Fundamentals #2: How to Master Workforce Forecasting

Charles Watson Forecasting Jul 19, 2018 18 min read

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.

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injixo top-voted WFM Software in the Call Centre Helper Awards 2018

injixo News Jun 04, 2018 4 min read

injixo announces today that it was again voted the Best Workforce Management (WFM) Solution in the Top 10 Contact Centre Software and Technology Awards 2018 by readers of Call Centre Helper.

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Contact Center Forecasting Fundamentals #1: How to Forecast Workload

Charles Watson Forecasting May 29, 2018 16 min read

This article is the first part of an upcoming 3-part series on Contact Center Forecasting Fundamentals with everything you need to know to excel in workforce management. In fact, one of the biggest challenges in contact centers today is getting the forecasting and planning right. If you do that well, the rest is much easier.  Over the next 6 weeks, we’ll have a 3-part series to help you incorporate some of the best techniques in the industry to forecast and plan smarter. We hope these tips and tricks help turn you into a forecasting hero!

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How to increase Employee Net Promoter Score in your contact centre with WFM

Darren Deehan Employee Engagement May 15, 2018 11 min read

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) was introduced in a Harvard Business Review article titled ‘One Number You Need to Grow’. Just like the NPS, the Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) asks one simple question. For the eNPS, it’s "how likely is it that you would recommend our company as a place of work to a friend or acquaintance?" In this article we'll cover how contact centres can positively influence the answer to that question by using the Workforce Management (WFM) function to upgrade Employee Net Promoter Score sustainably.

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How to boost employee engagement in your contact center with 2 simple tactics

Charles Watson Employee Engagement Apr 19, 2018 13 min read

In many of my writings so far, there’s been a lot of focus on how to make workforce management, or your business operate more effectively. In this post, I want to talk about employee engagement in the contact center and why it’s critical to have engaged agents. I will also focus on some simple ways how workforce management can help drive motivation and employee engagement to sustainably benefit customer service and entire operations.

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