Workforce engagement, not just workforce optimization, is key to the success of a business. To drive the best performance from their workforce, while at the same time boosting agent retention rates, contact center managers need an agent-centric approach.
A contact center’s staff are its most valuable asset – but also its biggest cost. The estimated recruitment fee alone for sourcing a single customer service agent is $3,825.92,1 while the average cost of agent turnover is estimated at $244,874.44 per year for a typical contact center.2 For this reason, improving agent retention rates is critical. To maximize staff retention, organizations need to create an environment where their staff actually want to be. As a result, the challenge for contact center managers is about more than just maximizing productivity.
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1 contact-centres.com, 2016.
2 EvaluAgent, 2016.