Workforce Engagement Management (WEM)

2022 Complete Guide to Workforce Engagement Management (WEM)

Workforce Engagement Management (WEM) is an employee-centric evolution of workforce optimization (WFO) that centers on engaging, enabling, and empowering contact center agents at every stage of the employee lifecycle.

Where traditional WFO strategies and tools focused on managing efficient operations through “optimizing” agent productivity and managing costs, WEM solutions “engage” staff with automated, AI-enabled tools designed to augment their performance through monitoring, coaching, feedback, eLearning, and skills development.

Workforce engagement management is a vast umbrella that covers workforce management, quality management, and performance improvement. Workforce management (WFM), generally defined as “having the right people and resources in the right place at the right time,” centers on practices and software for forecasting, scheduling, and communicating with agents, both remote and on-premise. As part of WEM, modern WFM applications bring work-life balance and empowerment to the scheduling function with tools that provide agents with visibility into schedules, schedule change notifications, shift opt-in offers, adherence, and the ability to bid for and swap shifts.

Quality management and performance analytics provide the means for improving agent performance, providing agents with the growth and development opportunities they desire, and making staff feel like valued and visible contributors to your company’s success and their own. Generally, workforce engagement management is both an overarching business strategy and a suite of software tools designed to engage, retain, and grow your contact center staff so they, in turn, will deliver exceptional customer experiences.

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Plan and execute intelligent, data-driven staffing strategies. Keep your workforce engaged, happy, and high performing, and operate an agile, dynamic, and collaborative workplace. The transition from WFO to WEM has aligned with the growing awareness of the significant impact that agent engagement has on the customer experience, contact center operational efficiency, and customer-centric business outcomes.

2022 Complete Guide to Workforce Engagement Management (WEM)

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How To Use AI as a Workforce Management Tool

WFM automation can save a great deal of time on scheduling so that leaders can focus more of their attention on hands-on tasks like agent coaching to improve outcomes.  Additional workforce management tools call centers can deploy give agents much-needed flexibility that aids with employee engagement.

How Quality Management Can Empower and Engage Your Contact Center Agents

Contact centers can look first to their quality management program to provide agents with individualized growth opportunities. Here are a few considerations to ensure that agents feel valued, empowered, and invested in the process.

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About LiveVox

LiveVox (Nasdaq: LVOX) is a next generation contact center platform that powers more than 14 billion omnichannel interactions a year. By seamlessly unifying blended omnichannel communications, CRM, AI, and WEM capabilities, the Company’s technology delivers exceptional agent and customer experiences, while helping to mitigate compliance risk. With more than 20 years of cloud experience and expertise, LiveVox’s CCaaS 2.0 platform is at the forefront of cloud contact center innovation. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, with international offices in Medellin, Colombia and Bangalore, India.

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