Spotlight Interview with Wendy Keith, Director, Housing Contact Centre at FACS: Driving Contact Centre Efficiency through Cultural Transformation and Agent Empowerment

Spotlight Interview with Wendy Keith, Director, Housing Contact Centre at FACS: Driving Contact Centre Efficiency through Cultural Transformation and Agent Empowerment

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) works to improve the lives of children, adults, families and communities in NSW. The department provides services to Aboriginal people, children and young people, families, people who are in need of housing, people with disability, their families and carers, women and older people.

Fielding over 16,500 calls a month, with this number increasing on certain lines by a massive 2% monthly, has meant that the contact centre has had to drive strategies to improve first call resolution and encourage greater service in peak times.

Aiding some of the State’s most vulnerable people though is no simple task, often leaving agents mentally and emotionally fatigued, which is why FACS has chosen to drive contact centre efficiencies through cultural transformation and agent empowerment. Discussing these strategies in more detail is Wendy Keith, the Director of the Housing Contact Centre at FACS. 


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