Posts in category Workforce Management

How can I reduce idle time in my call centre?

Darren Deehan Workforce Management Sep 23, 2015 4 min read

They say that the devil makes work for idle hands, which basically means if you have nothing to do you will get up to no good. I'm sure we can all relate to that in some fashion.

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Utilizing slant schedules for improved efficiency

Joshua Heffner Workforce Management Sep 10, 2015 2 min read

Many contact centers find that the predictability of traditional 5x8 schedules are an attractive quality of life feature for their staff. Unfortunately, while these types of shifts are an easy solution when the weekly demand curve is flat, for many workforce planners, the demand curve looks more like this:

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Social-customerservice and its impact on the contact centre

Darren Deehan Workforce Management Feb 03, 2015 6 min read

Nationwide Building Society in the UK have been making big about the fact that they now provide 24/7 customer service support via Twitter. They point out that Nationwide were the first High Street banking firm to take this step and thus they have stolen a march on their competitors. The message is that Nationwide are really in touch with what people are doing with their products and services - and how they want to access those products and services.

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