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Operational Success Index: Where to Measure Forecast Accuracy

In part one of this article series we established how each team within the workforce management practice affects the outcomes and success metrics of the call center. Last week in part two,... Read More

#ICMIchat Recap: WFM Challenges for the Small Contact Center

Managing a small contact center comes with its own set of unique challenges and opportunities--especially when it comes to forecasting, scheduling and staffing. That's why we devoted an entire #ICMIchat this week... Read More

Tackling the Challenges of Small Contact Centers

Kicker: Small contact centers face big challenges. Here are ways you can meet them successfully. Small contact centers—those with fewer than 50 agents (and, yes, they can get much smaller, e.g., there... Read More

The Non Voice Contact Center: The Same, But Different

Customers want choice and convenience.  They want the companies that they deal with to be where they are, when they need them.  Yet, we are not there.  According to Dimension Data while... Read More

Video: Costs and Causes of Contact Center Attrition

Attrition is one of the biggest challenges contact centers face.  Can you relate? In this video I share two of the main causes at the root of attrition and offer up some... Read More

Spotlight on inContact's Discover Workforce Optimization (WFO) Solution

For established organizations ranging from start-up to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in need of a solution to promote a customer-centric environment, we spotlight inContact’s Discover WFO suite. Discover is a fully... Read More

Video: Strategies for Handling Calls During Peak Season

Is your contact center prepared to handle its peak season? In this video I share 3 common strategies contact centers can use when trying to manage their peak seasonal call volumes. The... Read More

How Remote Employees Can Help Contact Centers Better Manage Peak Seasons

Over the past thirty years the contact center has become a business’ biggest resource. Larger companies no longer need to staff and manage customer service or lead generation departments. Smaller companies can... Read More

#ICMIchat Recap: Managing the Multi-channel Contact Center

With the addition of new service channels, and the increasing knowledge of customers, contact workforce management has become more complex than ever. What's the best way to hire for all the new... Read More

Hiring in a Hurry

Despite your best-laid plans, you will find yourself trying to fill your open positions at the eleventh-hour. Whether you’re gearing up for seasonal hiring, expanding your staff to accommodate a new client,... Read More

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