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Budgets don’t typically create excitement, more of a necessary evil, “we need to do it”, it is often a long drawn out, boring process which often feels like a making the numbers fit, which few people follow anyway. Tedius detail, wild estimates, ambitious sales targets and even more ambitious handle times and shrinkage percentages.
In the fact the only thing potentially more tedious, unnecessary and, drawn out would be a keynote on the very topic.
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing
Outbound dialling – viewed by some as a nuisance, and by others as a vital tool in the battle to serve customers in the most effective and efficient way possible. Whether done manually via a list or automatically using the latest in Dialler systems, hundreds of companies employ tens of thousands to make outbound calls for making sales, managing inbound queues, imparting information, or collecting outstanding monies. It is a very important consideration for modern companies.
Which possibly makes it more surprising that so little consideration is actually given to the best way to build capacity plans or plan FTE requirements.
Categories: Library, News & Events, Partner News
As a result of Covid-19, each aspect of the employee lifecycle has been challenged. This has provided an opportunity to design and rebuild a new and joined up approach, supporting both the long- and short-term strategies. The uncertainty of planning during a pandemic has led to decisions being made with a short-term view in mind; some of these responses may turn out to be poor enduring solutions.
Categories: Library, Partner News
Moving to your Contact Centre to the cloud is easier and more critical than ever!
As organisations change their “Target Operating Models” post Covid, many are looking to challenge their current scheduling methodology (and advisor contracts) as they integrate some form of homeworking strategy into their business.
Watch on-demand David Vernon’s presentation from The Forum’s National Conference - Enabling Flexible Working Practices.
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Quality & Customer Experience, Data, Analytics & Insight, Strategy & Leadership, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office, Learning & Development, Digital & Omni-Channel
Have you thought about the awesome power of benchmarking? If not, maybe you should.
Homeworking specialist Sensée is recruiting immediately for 200 new work-from-home roles.
Categories: Library, Strategy & Leadership
Is collecting debt in large volumes on the horizon? Aspect is a leader in the outbound dialer market with contact capabilities that power automated, compliant campaigns, that help you send the right message at the right time – which helps improve collection activities.
As we say farewell to 2020 there are plenty of positives to take from this year of change and challenges. Magnus Geverts at Calabrio sums up the lessons learned and reveals his top 3 predictions for 2021.
We have now launched our programme of activity for 2021, combining the very best of virtual and face-to-face to offer you a variety of ways of maximising your membership.
The forced virtual environment of 2020 has given us a huge learning opportunity to understand how we can grow our community, make more events easier to access whilst still ensuring value.
These can be accessed through your membership, or pay-as-you-go.
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Quality & Customer Experience, Data, Analytics & Insight, Strategy & Leadership, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office, Learning & Development, Digital & Omni-Channel, News & Events, The Forum Events
Regenerating, rejuvenating or just reviewing your role and responsibilities is a great way to continuously improve. 2020 has been a year to rethink and reflect on how we used to do things, how we need to respond now and to consider what the future could bring. There may have always been problems which have never been addressed, and the response to handling COVID-19 has exacerbated the problems; you may be under difficult cost challenges and need to adapt; or, you want to stay ahead of the game and look for new opportunities. It doesn’t matter why, what does matter is that you are willing to challenge your current state and think about positive change. Redefining the Planning team is a healthy way of re-engaging with stakeholders and the wider business, so everyone is clear on their role and responsibility.
Categories: The Professional Planning Forum, The Customer Strategy & Leadership Forum, Planning & Resourcing, Strategy & Leadership
Heightened customer expectations are here to stay and are having a huge impact on technology in contact centres. Ed Creasey at Calabrio shares a forward-looking plan for the “new normal”.
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Quality & Customer Experience, Data, Analytics & Insight, Strategy & Leadership, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office, Learning & Development, Digital & Omni-Channel, News & Events, Partner News
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office
First-ever virtual Calabrio customer conference showcases cloud-based WEM platform designed for the modern, agile contact centre
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Quality & Customer Experience, Data, Analytics & Insight, Strategy & Leadership, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office, Learning & Development, Digital & Omni-Channel, Partner News
Categories: Library, Data, Analytics & Insight, Partner News
For 10 years our Forum Hero Awards have spotlighted role models for each community of best practice - individuals who stand out for how they learn and share. For 2020, we recognise 3 further Forum Heroes
Categories: Library, The Forum Events, Forum Heroes
The only fully-featured enterprise cloud contact center solution designed to meet the demands of large enterprises.
Categories: Library, Data, Analytics & Insight
Categories: Library, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office
Categories: Library, Quality & Customer Experience
Categories: Library, Awards Case Studies