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Free Webinar: What is happening with Contact Centre Employee Performance? In partnership with Centrical

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In these uncertain times, employee engagement is crucial. Hiring is becoming difficult and the cost of turnover is growing. How are contact centre leaders dealing with engaging their workforce? Chris Rainsforth and Ian Chappell will discuss the Centrical report “The Reality of Contact Centre Employee Performance” (based on the responses of 241 contact centre leaders).
 
To grow employee engagement, 64.7% of respondents plan to increase compensation and benefits, with scheduling flexibility (54.8%) and improving manager communications (56.4%) identified as key focus areas.
 
Uncover insights and advice on what industry leaders plan to do to ensure their employees are engaged and performing well:
 - Tracking and improving employee engagement
 - Key focus areas to enhance the employee experience
 - Top worker management priorities in the contact centre
 

Free Webinar: Budgeting

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How to create an enjoyable budget process in 3 easy steps! It may take a few extra steps, however we need to start working towards an ongoing, collaborative budget cycle which drive accountability and shared responsibility. This webinar will:
 - Look at different approaches to budget and how these can be used to gain different perspectives
 - Focus on what matters and understand the difference between diagnostic measures and targets
 - Create a “Best-in-class” budget process which is enjoyable!

Free Webinar: Sickness, Presenteeism and Shrinkage

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Wouldn’t it be great if we all understood Shrinkage! The 3A’s of Absence, Attrition and Annual Leave will remain problems until we truly understand these and learn how be manage and plan more effectively. In addition, we now have Presenteeism to add another layer of complexity. Fortunately, this webinar will:
 - Explain and define these commonly used terms to gain a shared understanding
 - Introduce the Shrinkage Wheel to effectively benchmark and deepen understanding
 - Become more confident in setting and describing these key assumptions

Free Webinar:‘3 is the magic number’ Top tips for improving your Quality Assurance programme in partnership with BPA Quality

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BPA Quality share their Top 3 tips for improving your Quality Assurance programme.  Hear from BPA’s Pete Dunn & Martin Teasdale as they join The Forum’s Chris Rainsforth to discuss three critical ways that will deliver immeasurable improvement to your QA Process. This interactive session will give you new thinking and approaches that you can apply in your organisation today!

Free Webinar: Learning from the 2022 Finalists

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Learning from others is at the centre of our ethos. Each year our members share their stories across Planning, Insight, Quality, Knowledge Management, Partnership and Innovation. Learning how other approach challenges along with the solution they choose, as well as don’t choose helps us to make better decision and less mistakes. This webinar will:
 - Showcase the winners from the 2022 Awards and identify key trends and challenges
 - Help you to become more effective in your role
 - Learn how to access over 100 inspiring case studies

Free Webinar: More than the Great Resignation in partnership with Davies

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The continued challenge of recruitment and retention is nothing new for the contact centre industry, with increasing levels of staff turnover and the challenge of retaining knowledge. The potential impact on costs, service and customer experience are clear – but what are the underlying reasons for this and what should organisations be doing to tackle this problem head on?
 
A broad range of initiatives are being adopted, some of which previously may have been restricted to start-up and high-tech organisations. Unfortunately, there isn’t a “one size fits all” silver bullet and the broadening chase for talent means that a range of dimensions needs to be continually reviewed and addressed.

Join Philip Michell, Consulting Director at Davies on the 08 September for The Forum’s webinar, as he reveals insights into the issues and explores the underlying reasons why the “Great Resignation” is impacting contact centre teams disproportionately, and what employers should be doing to address these reasons to return to stability.

Free Webinar:Can Contact Centres ever become an employer of choice? in partnership with QStory

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Dave Vernon, Director at The Forum is joined by Nerys Corfield, Injection Consulting & Rhea Hall-Spencer, QStory for a lively and informative chat about why contact centres are failing their agents.
 
Staff turnover in contact centres is up to double the national average. Their reputation for being inflexible and unrewarding places to work not only has an impact on recruitment and retention but also on customers. Companies need to create environments where agents can thrive, and they need to do it now.
 
We will discuss how a focus on engagement, enablement and empowerment of agents, supported by technology can be a game-changer for your business.

Partner Article: OVO Energy Aims To Boost Team Engagement and Career Development with Centrical

Centrical is pleased to announce that OVO Energy, the UK’s third largest energy supplier, has chosen Centrical to support team engagement, and to deliver personalised learning and development pathways across their customer care operations. 

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Free Webinar: The behavioural science of turning insights to action in partnership with Sabio

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We are not short of data when it comes to managing contact centres. But how do we best translate data into action? What do we really mean by insights? And how do we embed the right behaviours within our teams? Join this session to learn about the power of people data and how to best drive ownership and change within your teams

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