A High EQ (Engagement Quotient) at the SWPP Conference

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One of the most important trade shows in the world of WFO is the Society of Workforce Planning Professionals annual conference, hosted at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.  Aspect maintains a high presence at this show with platinum sponsorship, since the attendees are squarely …

Addressing Workforce Optimization Challenges

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Recent years have brought new demands on the contact center — think omni-channel, self-service, mobile applications, public venting of consumer displeasure — and thus new challenges for the workforce optimization (WFO) industry. Our customers have come to us with many questions and concerns:

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Workforce Optimization Tools for Great Customer Experiences

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The role of the contact center is changing as consumer preferences evolve at an accelerating pace.  A recent blog by Spence Mallder, GM Workforce Optimization and CTO points out that recently, customer experience has overtaken productivity as the top priority for contact center workforce optimization …

Ways to Boost Contact Center and Back Office Performance

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Contact centers have been using workforce optimization (WFO) technology for as long as disco, Microsoft, and SNL have been around to make sure that the right agents are in the right places at the right time. While WFO technology has become more sophisticated and accurate, …

Why You Need A Workforce Department, The Sequel: Defining Roles

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In my last blog, I talked about the need for contact centers to create an official Workforce team. (Remember? With great software (should!) come great processes.) This time, let’s talk about the individuals that should make up this team and their roles and functions.

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Changing the Face of Workforce Optimization

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Einstein said it best, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” There is an art to simplifying the unnecessary complexity out of our lives, and it usually involves lots of break-rock work to get there. It’s true for astrophysics and it’s …