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DISH Network Provides Scheduling Flexibility for Their Remote Agents


Increase in
scheduling efficiency

employee engagement

agent attrition

At a Glance

Company Dish Network

Industry Satellite TV and Wireless

Location United States

Products Used Calabrio WFM

About Dish Network

Through its subsidiaries, Englewood, Colorado-based DISH Network provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers across the United States via its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services.

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Shift to preference-based scheduling increases scheduling efficiency by 7% while decreasing attrition


When a shift bidding process failed to meet internal goals, contact center leaders at DISH Network knew they needed a new and better way to engage employees, improve morale and combat agent attrition across 23 contact centers and multiple lines of business.

The project became all the more urgent once COVID-19 forced DISH agents to work remotely for an indefinite period of time.


For more flexible scheduling, contact center leaders implemented a preference-based scheduling approach from Calabrio WFM that empowers DISH employees to create custom, personalized schedules based upon their specific needs and constraints.

Each quarter, DISH employees simply input their base shift preferences. DISH’s resource team then develops an optimized schedule that balances employee preferences against contact center needs and customer expectations.

Employees today want more of a say in their schedule and require flexibility. Without a solution to this, attrition will continue to be high.”

Gregory King –
WFM Business Operations Manager
DISH Network


Thanks to its new preference-based scheduling, DISH increased scheduling efficiency by 7%,* and improved agent morale and engagement.

*Calculated using the standard deviation of the relative difference by day.

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