From managing unpredictable call volumes to making sure your staff are engaged and productive – running a customer service call centre comes with distinct challenges. Of course every business faces its own challenges, but a call centre is a unique environment with unique challenges. How do we know? Because essentially, we are one!
Overworked, stressed agents are more likely to make mistakes, staff absences increase, and staff retention becomes difficult. All of which puts even more pressure on your team to hit their targets. When you are under-resourced, it’s not just Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that take a hit; Customer Feedback Scores drop too.
Often there’s no quick fix for resource challenges. Sometimes a recruitment freeze means you cannot grow the team regardless of mounting call volumes. Perhaps you only need a part-time resource or can’t offer consistent or regular hours, therefore limiting your ability to attract and retain high calibre agents.
The bottom line
Do you care about the bottom line? Of course you do! An under-resourced team is a common challenge for call centres and the knock-on effects of this can have a negative impact on productivity, quality and therefore, profitability.
The solution? Outsource
If you need a flexible and scalable resource to provide relief for your team during peak demand periods, then outsourcing overflow calls to an external call centre partner could be the answer. You can choose to divert a set number of calls per day, or just specific call types, and an external partner will support you to improve all aspects of your call centre team’s performance.
Having an overflow solution offers a wide range of valuable benefits:
Although you may not require an overflow solution for your customer service team at present, there may come a day in the near future when you do. As they say, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
We have experience in managing inbound campaigns for clients across a variety of industries, and are trusted by brands such as Escape Hunt, Funding Circle and Eon. If your call volume has been impacted or is expected to be impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we can help. As one of the UK’s leading outsourced sales companies, our experienced, committed and motivated team are all based in the UK and are currently working from home, continuing to support our clients’ campaigns.