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Absenteeism in the Contact Center

Absenteeism Is a Pain

Absenteeism is a pain, we all know that. According to Benchmark Portal, absenteeism equates to 6.48% of all scheduled hours in a contact center....
Top Contact Center Workforce Management Blog Posts 2018

Top 5 Workforce Management Posts in 2018

Workforce management is a blend of art and science—and without a doubt, an effective WFM strategy is vital to the successful operation...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in November

Holiday travel provides a lot of down time (aka blog reading time) at the airport, on trains, as a car passenger. Pipeline blog readers...
How to Improve Contact Center Scheduling Practices

Identifying the Right Workforce Manager Candidate

The more career-centered workforce managers I meet, the more alike I notice that we all are. We share the same traits, with experience level...
Planning in the Contact Center

Plan and Measure = Pleasure

Like all humans, contact center leaders are driven by the brain’s insatiable desire to experience PLEASURE and in so doing avoid PAIN! I think...
Call Center Authentication and Routing

5 Important Trends That Impact Contact Centers Today and into the Future

Trends drive business and social behavior, which is why we are always interested in observing and analyzing those that will impact contact centers and...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in September

The Labor Day holiday kicked off the month providing business leaders with the opportunity to reflect on the contributions of their workers and the...
How to Improve Contact Center Scheduling Practices

What to Consider Before Buying WFM Software

If you’re in the market for workforce management (WFM) software and you don’t know how to get started, consider these two approaches: Use a...
How to Improve Contact Center Scheduling Practices

WFM Q&A: Data Cleaning

My friend Bruce, who I met at the SWPP conference earlier this year, recently contacted me with a list of questions about cleaning raw...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in July

Our most-read posts in July included something for everyone—including insightful suggestions for improving employee engagement by top industry leaders; a two-step process to help...
Two Steps That Will Improve Your WFM Outcome

Two Steps That Will Improve Your WFM Outcome

Most of us WFMers work to achieve a service goal for every single interval of every single day. We do this by reforecasting regularly...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in June

June was a busy month for industry events, including the 2018 SWPP Annual Conference. WFM expert Tiffany LaReau of Human Numbers was onsite in...