Workforce Management: Optimizing Its Benefits
So, you are finally ready to make the switch from spreadsheets to workforce management (WFM). Great! Now just two steps remain. First, choose the WFM solution that has the capabilities your contact center needs, at a price you can afford.
We believe Monet WFM will be a good fit for your business. Check out its capabilities, and the cost-saving benefits of our cloud solution.
Step two happens after WFM is implemented. You’ll discover an enormous array of capabilities that you either didn’t have before, or could not achieve without many more hours of work. It may seem a little overwhelming at first, so here’s a short-cut list of ways in which WFM should be utilized.
- Given the attrition rates at contact centers, require ongoing WFM training to avoid knowledge erosion
- Refine your data gathering processes regularly to make sure the numbers are accurate
- Monitor shrinkage and balance it correctly into forecasts
- Set realistic adherence targets, and apply real-time calculations to achieving them
- Make sure intra-day forecasting is consistent
- Let the system manage holiday and shift swaps, so managers can focus on other tasks
- Daily forecasts will usually be top priority, but do not ignore midrange and long-term calculations that can be important to future planning
- Invite agents to input schedule and vacation requests directly into the system
When you know what to look for, when you have the information you need, when you need it, and when you can act upon it quickly, that’s workforce management made easy.
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