Introduction to Workforce Management: Understanding Call Centre Staffing and Scheduling
In this web seminar you’ll learn the implications of getting the numbers wrong, as well as the step-by-step process of effectively forecasting calls, calculating staff requirements, creating staff schedules, and tracking daily service and performance. You’ll hear about the critical trade-offs between staffing, service, and cost and how each of these trade-offs affects the final staff count.
Workforce management is the process of getting the “just right” number of staff in place every hour to maximize service and minimize cost and it’s one of the most important planning and management functions in the call center. In this session, you’ll learn the implications of getting the numbers wrong, as well as the step-by-step process of effectively forecasting calls, calculating staff requirements, creating staff schedules, and tracking daily service and performance. You’ll hear about the critical tradeoffs between staffing, service, and cost and how each of these tradeoffs affects the final staff count. Attendees will also learn the impact that each and every person can make in terms of achieving service goals for the day.
Seminar attendees will learn to:
• Define workforce management and its implications on cost and service.
• Describe why call center staffing is such a unique kind of problem.
• Outline the step-by-step process of forecasting calls, calculating staff, and creating workforce schedules.
• Identify the impact that every single individual has on meeting service goals and balancing workload.
• Outline ways to improve attendance and schedule adherence.
Facilitated by: Giles Potter, Director, Great Outcomes
Giles is a speaker, author and experienced Consultant, who has been leading service industry change and development for over 13 years, after holding senior roles in the financial services industry. As a Management Consultant, Giles has worked with executive leaders in many of New Zealand’s government agencies and global corporations.
Web Seminar Cost : $375.00 + GST (first connection)
The cost of your first connection is $375. An unlimited number of students may attend via a single web/audio connection. You can get a discounted price of 25% off for all connections purchased when you buy more than one (discounted to $281.25 each).
Access to web seminars in the Masters Series is provided via an Internet connection and a separate audio (telephone) connection. Two days prior to each seminar, you will receive email access instructions for the web portion and the telephone number to call.
Attend the ten core sessions in the Call Centre Supervision Track and take the Mastery Exam to earn certification. Students achieving 80% or higher score on the exam will receive certification from The Call Centre School. The certification processing fee per student is $35 for web seminar attendees; there is no certification charge for classroom participants.