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A focus on learning for the Quality Team at FIS WorldPay

Paul Smedley, Founder & Chair at The Forum was talking with Jacqui Spencer, then Head of Quality, at FIS/Worldpay.

Liquorice Consistents – Does somebody at Bassetts not like me?

At our Customer Strategy & Planning Connections conference in Newcastle on 26th April ‘22 we explored probability using Liquorice Allsorts.

Focus on learning: do something different everyday

The fast-changing workplace is a huge opportunity for us to become expert learners. If we stand still, we will find it hard to adapt. So we need to be highly skilled at learning along the way, not just in formal training or directed learning but with day-to-day learning habits.

Your Moment of Truth: confident to succeed

For our 22nd year, we focus on the opportunity we have, as professionals, to drive successful improvements, whether in planning, insight, or customer experience. This Best Practice theme for 2022 represents the next stage of this coming of age for our professional disciplines.

So, we invite you to consider your moments of truth. What makes you confident to succeed?

Moment of Truth: Confident to Succeed

Our actions, or inaction, will define us. We are the key to our own success. During 2021 we focused on unlocking opportunities and the part each of us can play in helping to shape the future. For 2022 we want to focus you on your Moment of Truth and being confident to succeed.

Looking back on 2021

2021 was our year for Unlocking Opportunities. Doing more of what we do well is a great opportunity that we don’t always fully exploit. One of the most valuable things we can do is put time aside to reflect on what has gone well. When things go wrong we are quick to review, so that we can learn from our mistakes. We are not so good at learning from our successes. If we can repeat and build on our successes then that has to be a good thing. As we come to the end of 2021 it is time to look back on what we have done well, so that in 2022 we can do it again only better.

Employee Lifecycle, Shrinkage and Performance Management

What are the top 3 challenges for contact centres? Speaking to a large a sample of our 150 member organisations, we have identified the following three:

  • Recruitment and retention
  • High absence and other shrinkage factors
  • Performance Management

Standards and Business Accreditation

The Standards programme is designed as a journey of improvement leading towards accreditation for Planning, Insight and Quality teams and functions. Whether you are at the start of your journey, wanting to understand the fundamentals of best practice, or an established team wanting to become best-in-class this programme is you.

Planning for COVID: What have we learned from our first response?

March 2021 was a key milestone, with the anniversary of our first UK lockdown. It was also a year on from our first free webinar series at The Forum on planning for COVID-19. So what have we learned? How can we think or act differently?

What is hybrid working?

With a seemingly unstoppable tide of support for some homeworking, what makes a new operating model fit for the future? How do we avoid floating on a sea of outdated working practices or policies?

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