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Partner Article: How to set the right service level goal in your call center

What is your contact center service level goal? Odds are, some or all of the groups are at either 80/20, 70/30 or some combination of those. They are extremely common. Do you use average speed of answer (ASA)? If so, is it 20 seconds or 30 seconds? Those are by far the most utilized ASAs. But what do these actually mean and how do you know if you have the right measure?

Partner Article: Majority of UK businesses still ill-equipped for a hybrid working future according to new survey

UK businesses are firmly committed to a flexible working future but the majority are still in the planning stage of their hybrid working projects according to a new industry survey of contact centre industry professionals.

Free Webinar: 2023 Best Practice Programme

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On the 31st January The Forum will be launching our 2023 best practice programme, which includes: virtual networking, learning from our award finalists, our customer strategy & planning conference, along with the community connection conference later in the year.

For those who follow The Forum, you will know that each year we reframe our thinking with an annual theme.

This year’s theme is designed to frame our thinking around the importance of numbers, people and relationships. When these come together, we are energised to drive action, bring the best out on each other and have the courage to innovate and improve. We are only as strong as the weakest link, fortunately almost 25-years of raising standards means our collective strength and health has never been better.

Join us for another year of improving, growing as a person and professional feel the value of the community.

Free Webinar: The Looming Contact Centre Agent Experience Crisis: Understand, Avoid, and Ascend in partnership with eGain

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Agent experience (AX) and well-being are among the top priorities in contact centres, but did you know that they are in danger of slipping into a crisis because of the lack of modern knowledge tools in the agent desktop?
At this webinar, you will:
 - Learn from the horse's mouth (i.e., from agents themselves) what they are saying about their experience and how you can avoid the crisis with modern knowledge
 - Review the findings from a unique, agent-only survey, conducted by BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact centre benchmarking organisation
 - Learn what modern knowledge is and what it can do for AX (agent experience) and CX (customer experience). With Modern knowledge, you won't need to train agents endlessly on how to navigate customer conversations or have them read through voluminous documents and figure out an answer when the customer is on the line!

Partner Article: Improve Contact Centre Operations with Robotic Process Automation

Alvaria Automate™ Attended and  Alvaria Automate™ Unattended allows centres to optimise normal and repetitive operational activities and automate error-prone tasks through robotic process automation (RPA) —improving accuracy, efficiency and consistency, while helping maintain compliance. 

Community Learning Keynote

Originally broadcast Friday 18th November 2022, 12:30

Hear from a Forum Hero and organisations who have taken a team approach to learning.

Opening Keynote

Originally broadcast Monday 14th November 2022, 09:30

Hear from Chris & Phil as they discuss the benefits of being prepared.

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: 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
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