Does Workforce Management “work” at your contact center?
The workforce management practice at your contact center is intended to balance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction through the optimal use of your most expensive resource- your people. But when workforce isn’t working, service levels are missed, operational costs are high, customers are dissatisfied and employees become stressed, disengaged and, eventually, leave.
Successful workforce management requires an effective combination of principles, processes, people and technology. If one or more of these elements is missing, or “dysfunctional,” your contact center’s objectives are at risk.
Here’s how we can help…
1. Let’s assess the situation
- You know that things could be better, but you’re just not sure where to begin. Through an on-site assessment, we can help you uncover the root causes of your contact center’s challenges and create a plan of action to address them. Sometimes the input of an experienced, objective third-party is all you need to get back on track.
2. Let’s get everyone on the same page
- Even the most experienced workforce manager in the world cannot be effective if he is being directed by an operational leadership team who lacks an understanding of fundamental workforce management principles. A good, solid understanding of universal workforce management principles provides the foundation for establishing the right objectives and processes for your contact center and gets everyone (agents through executives) on the same page.
3. Let’s clarify roles and responsibilities
- We believe that, ultimately, workforce management is everyone’s job. When roles and responsibilities are not clear or aligned properly, however, individuals and departments become competitors instead of allies working together to achieve a common goal. Everybody has a job to do, so in order to make the best use of operational and administrative resources, we help you put the right people in the right roles performing the right functions.
4. Let’s get your processes in order
- Once roles and responsibilities are clarified, it’s important to evaluate current processes, make adjustments where needed and document your workforce management team’s standard operating procedures. In addition to being a great tool to use when training new members of your team, documented processes minimize the risk should your only scheduler win the lottery.
5. Let’s make sure technology is working for you
- Workforce management principles and processes are most effective when supported by technology. But technology that’s not being used properly (or at all) is an expensive issue your contact center cannot afford to overlook. We can help you make sure you’re taking full advantage of all your system has to offer. And if you currently don’t have a WFM system, or are considering replacing an existing one, we can also help you evaluate vendors and select the right system for your contact center.
Workforce Management that doesn’t work costs you BIG time.
Put our 20+ years of experience to work for you today!