Prior to using PayScale, each customer set compensation ranges through a mix of gut feel and resource-heavy compensation data management. Resource constraints lengthened compensation review cycles that resulted in either abbreviated cycles or multiyear review gaps. Incomplete compensation reviews and poor data quality led to more compensationrelated issues with current employees and prospective recruits: longer recruitment cycle times, higher recruiting costs, reduced employee satisfaction, and increased turnover.
Contact centers face a tall order: Deliver stellar service and real-time response to customers, and still get more out of the workforce without risking burnout and turnover. Lori Bocklund is president of Strategic Contact, and Rachel Wentink is the senior director of Product Management for Interactive Intelligence, and when they discuss how to optimize agent performance and offer outstanding service, it's worth reading.