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How does one determine the optimal number personell?

 
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janam
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: How does one determine the optimal number personell? Reply with quote

Hi There!

I have 750 users located in 8 branch offices. Currently we have two service technicians receiving calls. The number of incidents never seem to reduce, but stay at a constant level or increase.

Are we understaffed? How does one go about determinig the optimal number of support staff that sit at the service desk? Is there a rule of thumb for this?

Cheers!

Janam
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are several factors involved here. What I recomend you do is establish Service Level Agreements that your business thinks it needs to run the organization and then staff to meet these SLA's. THere are a range of tools that can help you. For the Phone support staff you can use a staff scheduling tool, google Erlang C
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:13 am    Post subject: Free erlang calculation Reply with quote

You can find a freeware version of erlang at 3w.erlang.org
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