The Biggest Scheduling Issue: Arranging Phone and Non-Phone Activities


According to our poll, scheduling phone and non-phone activities is the biggest difficulty contact centre professionals face when making a coherent schedule, receiving 29% of the vote from industry experts.

However, this was not the most popular option by a wide margin, as only one percent fewer respondents selected “agents perceive the schedules to be unfair” and 26% chose “difficulty in scheduling full and part time employees”.

Multiple Answers

Difficulty in planning holidays, meetings and training sessions – 49%
Agents perceive the schedules to be unfair – 53%
Agents have no forward view of shift patterns – 20%
Difficulty in scheduling full and part time employees – 12%
Scheduling phone and non phone activities is difficult – 51%

Source: Call Centre Helper website webinar: Introduction to Workforce Management     Sample size – 82     Date: June 2012

Published On: 22nd Nov 2012 - Last modified: 23rd Sep 2019
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