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How Do I Control Absenteeism in My Contact Centre?

 By Maggie Klenke. Maggie Klenke was a cofounder of The Call Center School and is now an independent consultant. Maggie has visited New Zealand to deliver training, and spoke to Great Outcomes clients at a luncheon. Maggie has great affection for NZ and owns a ranch in Tennessee as well as being a call centre guru! It seems that nearly every contact centre struggles to control absenteeism. No matter how accurate the planning is, when more people are missing than expected, the service suffers. Addressing this problem takes many forms and some solutions will work better in individual centers than others. Step One - Identify the sources of absentee...

Forecasting Practices – Initial steps

Developing good forecasting practices for your workforce needs starts with understanding the steps in the process and building your capability. Those experienced in forecasting can quickly create a forecast for future weeks and incorporate this work into their regular work activities, however these practices need to be mastered individually by learning each step. You'll never optimise your staffing if you aren't forecasting your workload and staff requirements, so here's an outline to help you get started, broken down to a level that you shouldn't find complex to undertake. The building of your capability in each of the steps will lead to you ...