DISH Network provides scheduling flexibility for their remote agents
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.
Shift to preference-based scheduling increases scheduling efficiency by 7% while decreasing attrition
When a shift bidding process failed to meet internal goals, contact centre leaders at DISH Network knew they needed a new and better way to engage employees, improve morale and combat agent attrition across 23 contact centres 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 centre leaders implemented a preference-based scheduling approach from Calabrio WFM that empowers DISH employees to create custom, personalised 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 optimised schedule that balances employee preferences against contact centre 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
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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