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Contact Center Risk Taking

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

You can’t get anywhere unless you’re willing to take a risk. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. “This idiom dates back to Chaucer (c. 1374) and...
2020 Sponsor Wall of Fame

Meet WFMSG: Our March 2020 Sponsor Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline's SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name: WFMSG (The Workforce Management Software Group) CEO/Co-Founders: Daryl Gonos, CEO; Todd Cotharin, COO; Peter Schmidt, CTO When founded: 2005 Describe your company:...

Springing Forward Might Affect Contact Center Forecast Accuracy

Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in spring. That’s when we have to wake up earlier because the clocks shift forward one hour. Standard Daylight...

How AI Can Make the Holidays Bright

The winter holidays aren’t always “the most wonderful time of the year” for the contact center. Time-off requests and spikes in call volume, especially...

Workforce Automation: The Strategic Savings Solution

As one customer recently shared in a G2 review, “We have realized millions of dollars in savings by not only taking advantage of offline...
Workforce Management Evolution

Workforce Management Evolution

No matter the size of your contact center, your team is focused on making sure you have the right number of agents to process...

The Future of the Contact Center

We embarked on a fun little survey this spring to gather input on the future of the contact center. Our focus was on which...

Four Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial Agents

Pew Research Center defines millennials as anyone born between the years 1981 and 1996 (ages 22 to 37 in 2018). Today more than...
July 2019 Feature Cover Image, Contact Center Pipeline

On-Demand Is in Demand: Online Talent Platforms Are Shaping the Future of Work

Say what you will about the gig economy, the concept holds high appeal for contact center agents who crave more control over their schedules....
Contact Center Schedule Adherence

Revisiting Contact Center Schedule Adherence

When you find someone in a contact center who is passionate about schedule adherence, it’s a good bet he/she is (or once was) a...

It’s Time to Bid Farewell to Excel-based WFO

Contact centers need performance management tools to manage their operations. Too often, the dominant “tool” is Excel. Unfortunately, when individuals export and manipulate data...
How to Improve Contact Center Scheduling Practices

How to Make Contact Center Schedules Compliant

We spend a lot of time talking about schedule compliance, but that conversation is usually restricted to how well agents adhere to their own...