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Friday, July 13, 2012
Call center workforce optimization - what is it and why is it important?
Many call center managers are still challenged with having the right number of agents with the right skills, ensuring that calls are handled in compliance with regulations and policies, while also delivering great customer service based on quality standards.Call Center Workforce Optimization (WFO) solution suites for call centers help automate workforce management, call recording, quality assurance and agent analytics in one integrated package. Call centers can quickly and easily optimize all aspects of their workforce with one solution, resulting in better utilization of resources, better cost management and improved service levels. Typically, WFO consists of the following modules:
Performance Management and Agent Analytics
With a unified WFO solution, call centers can connect all aspects of scheduling, skills, quality, metrics and compliance to better meet customer needs and deliver more effective customer service. Managers and supervisors can easily identify patterns and analyze metrics at various levels for training and quality assurance purposes and establish quality standards and best practices. In addition, they can combine quantitative and qualitative information for a complete assessment of contact center performance. For example, if they notice a potential issue, they can easily drill down across functions to get to the root cause and develop tailored training and coaching programs to address it. Only an integrated WFO suite allows you to “connect the dots” and get the whole picture to quickly improve call center performance.