Every contact center leader climbs a steep hill when trying to meet performance goals within budget. It doesn’t help that it’s hard to find, train, and retain qualified agents. Leaders face markets with historically low unemployment and plenty of competition that offers attractive compensation (e.g., Amazon). Even when they get folks to sign on, training takes too long, and time to proficiency can be even longer… if the agents stay long enough to get there! As our latest survey shows, attrition is the #1 challenge contact centers face in 2020.
March 26, 2020