Webinar Recording: The Best Ways to Schedule Contact Centre Advisors


The biggest problems that most contact centres face with scheduling is dealing with individual advisor preferences and last-minute time off requests.

If you fail to effectively deal with these issues then employee satisfaction will decrease and absence and attrition will increase. This in turn leads to a drop in service level and an increase in costs.

In this webinar we looked at the best ways to schedule advisors and how improve the quality and satisfaction of your schedules


  • Introductions – Jonty Pearce, Call Centre Helper
  • John Casey, CCplanning
John Casey Webinar Slides on the best ways to schedule contact centre advisors

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  • Paul Chance, NICE Systems
Paul Chance webinar slides on engaging and intelligent WFM in the cloud

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Topics Discussed

  • The best shift patterns for your contact centre
  • Getting buy in from the advisors
  • Dealing with Advisor Preferences
  • Last minute time off requests
  • Dealing with advisor preferences
  • Swapping shifts
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Banked or annualised hours
  • The role of technology
  • Top Tips from the Audience
  • Winning tip – “When our new shift suites were built we looked at the business, the customer & the employee; this improved morale in the operation and the demand is being handled better. We have full time shift patterns with the 10 hour days 4 days a week which is working well. My operations are blended so our paperwork time is now smoothed out over the week too.” thanks to Claire36.

Original Webinar date: 19th September 2019


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John Casey

Paul Chance - Headshot
Paul Chance
NICE Systems

Jonty Pearce - Headshot
Jonty Pearce
Call Centre Helper

Author: Rachael Trickey

Published On: 13th Sep 2019 - Last modified: 28th Feb 2023
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