The Workforce Management Challenge

Workforce Management (WFM) is all about getting the right resources in the right place at the right time. WFM assists with the process of getting agents on the phones faster through forecasting, scheduling and understanding your customer’s demands. A successful WFM practice will assist in getting the most out of your team. Workforce Management is not an easy task for most companies, specifically in global, multi-site environments. It starts with understanding the needs of your customers. Are they willing to accept missing an SLA in the morning because of call spikes? Or could that potential miss cause a customer to leave? A highly disciplined process, with the right supporting technology, is required to manage human capital in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Our Solution and Approach to Workforce Management

RTM Consulting introduced Just-in-Time Resourcing® (JITR) solutions to help companies with the complex task of getting the right person in the right place at the right time. Just-in-Time Resourcing® is our brand for human capital management services. We help companies build the right set of capabilities to accomplish the most efficient use of human capital for professional, consulting and support services operations. In contact centers, human capital costs (agents) are typically a majority of your total costs, so, a proper WFM methodology such as JITR is vital.

Workforce Management

Consulting Services Examples

Workforce Efficiency

How do we do the best possible job of serving the most customer interactions for the least possible cost? Building a process to effectively match supply with demand in a modern contact center is not easy, but something we at RTMC have been helping customers do for more than ten years. Our Just-in-Time Resourcing® solutions provide the building blocks you need for consistently managing and maintaining a balance of agent capacity to customer service demand.

Global Schedule Optimization / Follow the Sun

Are you able to use agents, sitting idle after hours in one region, to support calls during peak times in another? We can help with your staffing and WFM plan to get the most from all agents, regardless of region. Our deep knowledge of both process support and innovative contact center technology for schedule optimization will help you flatten out the peaks and valleys of agent scheduling.

After Hours Utilization

Like most companies, do you have analysts sitting idle after hours “just in case?” Many companies struggle with very low utilization of after hours analysts. We can help put processes in place to keep these analysts utilized, helping you optimize their time.

Channel Scheduling

Do you struggle with the balance of scheduling agents for phone, chat, email and social support? Do your agents handle multiple channels? Do they prioritize the channels they monitor? RTMC can review your scheduling practices, recommend changes to optimize that practice and lead programs to reinvent the scheduling and optimization of your agents.


Our Workforce Management practice can review your existing WFM operation, make recommendations for improvement and drive these initiatives to completion. RTM Consulting will assess your environment versus our proven framework that will help you deliver services required to build loyalty and grow revenue at the lowest possible cost.

Contact RTM Consulting to gain access to our insights and experience with this critical aspect of running your business.