In the uContact menu, within the "Development" section, there is a new option called Workforce Management. Clicking it will open a new tab in the browser, which allows access to the new system.
Currently, only SuperUser type users have it enabled.
The menu has four options, in addition to a button where the supervisor can view the requests. In case of requests, the supervisor button displays a notification with the number of pending requests.
Here are the configurable parameters of the system, which are divided into four:
The shifts are configured as a weekly schedule, they must be fulfilled by an agent.
It is used to group campaigns and agents into one specific schedule.
It shows every break created in uContact, here you can configure a used time limit for the breaks in the schedules of every agent.
It allows selecting the setting option for the requests system.
The homepage displays a calendar in which we can visualize the days that have or do not have scheduled events. If we click any day, it will redirect us to the corresponding schedule.
You can also generate a new schedule from here.
Here you can see the schedule for the day, if there is none configured, an option to create e new one will be displayed.
If the selected date is greater than today, a schedule is displayed in which you can see both the scheduled and the change requests by agent.
If the selected date is equal to or less than today, a schedule is displayed in which you can see both what is scheduled and what is done by the agent.
The schedule is represented as a table of hours and resources, identifying the events as blocks that occupy the time boxes.
The white time boxes are the schedules that the group has available for each agent in their respective shifts, in the otherwise they are represented with gray boxes which indicate that it is outside working hours.
In the upper right corner you can find a button to save the changes or delete the schedule for the selected group and day.
Generate a schedule
You can generate a schedule through the homepage or to the calendar within a date that does not have a schedule.
The creation form requests as the first parameter the group to which the new information will be destined.
The second thing that needs to be set is the date or date range. Clicking on the calendar days selects the days. The first click selects the first day of the range, the second click selects the last day of the range.
The calendar will show the days with events and the days when the group does not work.
In case of selecting a range with unavailable days in the middle, the agenda will only be created for the days configured in the group.
Example, if a week from Monday to Sunday is selected for a group that only works from Sunday to Friday, the set schedule will be from Sunday to Friday.
You can only select one range or one day. You cannot select many ranges.
The range has a maximun of one month from the first day selected.
You cannot select days that have different schedules configured for the same group. Example; If the group is configured from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00, and Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00, if a whole week is selected in the calendar, an error notification will be reported.
If days are selected for which an agenda already exists, a confirmation panel is displayed as to whether you want to overwrite on that agenda or cancel to be able to select another range.
When saving the agenda, if there are agents without events, a confirmation panel is displayed if you want to create free days events for those agents, or cancel to be able to assign events manually.
If you want to modify a schedule, you must go to the schedule and select the day you want to configure.
The agenda can only be modified if the selected day is greater than today.
Events can be dragged or resized horizontally.
By clicking on an event you can see the information, as well as a button to remove it from the schedule.
By clicking on an available time box, a form is displayed in which the type of event can be selected.
In case of being a work event, it is generated in green.
You can manipulate the size of the event.
You cannot create work events on top of other work events.
In case of being a break event, it is generated in red.
You can manipulate the size of the event.
There can be no break events outside of a work event.
In case of being a day off event, it is generated in black.
You cannot manipulate the event.
When creating such an event, all events for that day are removed.
If desired, the day off can be eliminated.
To save the changes or delete the schedule for the selected group and day, use the buttons in the upper right corner.
By clicking on the supervisor button, a panel with the change requests made by the agents is displayed, these are shown in a timeline taking as reference the creation date of the request.
Each request shows the type of request, date requested, schedule change requested, and comments made by the agent.
To access the agent's schedule, in the uContact menu there is a new option called Schedule. When clicked, a new uContact tab will be displayed with the corresponding agenda.
Here the agent can see his agenda by day, ordered chronologically.
In the upper right corner, they have the different options related to the requests.
Schedule change request
Only available between agents.
It contains a request form in which you can select the date on which you want to change the schedule, and the agent you want to change to.
Day off request
It contains a request form in which you can select the dates you want to exchange.
The requested date must be a working day, and the date to offer a day off. The request can be sent to a specific agent or free for any agent that meets the conditions.
It contains a timeline with requests created by other agents, which are pending change.
In the timeline, you can see the events that you have scheduled in order. You can also make a schedule change request for them.
Time change requests are shown in the timeline, if the requests are pending, it is shown in yellow, and if rejected, it is shown in red.
Advantages of Workforce stats
The stats generate graphs that help us to better understand the information that is displayed.
They allow us to choose the metrics that we want to visualize.
They allow you to view the information in periods.
They allow the downloading of information in Excel or PDF format.
The interaction stats show individual information of all the interactions that were attended in the system.
Customizable metrics allow you to customize the information you see. In addition, they allow you to save their presets to create personalized reports.
The information can be divided into periods of 15, 30 or 60 minutes, and with this you can display graphs to see how the indicators evolve throughout the day.
All metrics have a brief description of what they represent.
Generates a record per agent every 15 minutes in the event that the agent is logged in.
Generate a record for each campaign if the campaign is active.
It generates a record for each time an interaction enters a queue, therefore, the same interaction can generate many records. Start date is the date the interaction was transferred or entered the queue. In case it is an outgoing interaction, it is the moment of its creation.