Part II of The Northridge Group’s State of CX 2023 report reveals 93% of business leaders believe their companies make it easy for customers to resolve issues. Only 66% of customers agree.
Having the right number of associates in the right locations and the right times is critical.
Determining how many Contact Center associates you need and proactively planning to ensure you have the right number of associates in the right locations at the right times is one of the biggest challenges Contact Center managers face.
The Northridge Group can help you develop a Resource Utilization Strategy.
Using proactive, data-driven WFM processes combined with performance risk mitigation plans, we can customize a strategy for your Contact Center that will help you avoid the costly spiral of ongoing understaffing conditions.
Our state-of-the-art Capacity Planning Model will help you predict future associate availability and compare that against predicted FTE requirements to determine if your organization is staffed correctly to handle expected workloads. Additionally, our approach will help you:
- Understand how many people you need
- Understand how over/short you will be so you can proactively plan coverage options
- Hire in advance of attrition to prevent service-level impact
The Northridge Group has solutions for your Contact Center Resource Utilization challenges. We have expertise in:
Ensuring continuity and efficiency across all operating Contact Centers to fit the demands of consumers
- Work from anywhere
- Hub-and-Spoke or hybrid approaches
- All in office
Hours of operation crucial for capturing call volume in core hours of operation to yield a better customer experience and overall cost savings
Return to work and WFH best practices
Correctly accounting for resources in a multi-skill environment
Outsourcing to augment staff
Northridge Helps Large Credit Union Mitigate Risks and Reduce Costs with Data-Driven Workforce Management Models
Northridge was engaged by one of the nation’s largest credit unions to assess their current state customer service staffing and growth strategies to enable them to base future planning decisions on industry best practices. Northridge recommendations leveraged data-driven workforce management planning to mitigate performance risks and reduce the costs associated with contact center understaffing.
Quality Monitoring is an essential tool used by many businesses to improve customer experience in their contact centers. Quality Monitoring programs leverage call listening, screen monitoring, and advanced data analytics to identify issues faced by individual associates as well as overall operational issues. When Quality Monitoring processes identify specific behavioral issues in individual associates, the behaviors can usually be quickly corrected with monitoring, agent and call level reporting, insights, recommendations, training programs, and/or customized coaching.
Customer Experience (CX) technology is evolving rapidly, leaving many businesses struggling to keep pace. Companies that focus on people, process, and technology have not only adapted but thrived.
Understanding the connection between technology and training is important for a successful contact center. This includes AI, cloud, and other technologies. It also involves investing in training, change management, and clear processes to support the technology.
In the post-pandemic world, contact center leaders are prioritizing three interconnected objectives: employee productivity, retention, and satisfaction. By cultivating a positive working environment, leaders can optimize the employee experience to mitigate absenteeism...