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Tips For Making the Most Of A Career Fair

If you’re looking for a career in the contact center industry, the realm of public safety - or any other industry, for that matter - a great place to start your job search is at a career fair. Career fairs bring together companies who are actively recruiting new employees with job seekers who just might be the perfect fit. But with so many different companies and.
January 30th, 2014|Public Safety, Workforce Management|0 Comments

7 Dos and Don’ts of Call Center On-Hold Music and Messages

A significant amount of time, attention, and money is invested in training a call center workforce to handle calls appropriately and provide outstanding customer service. From recording calls for quality assurance to implementing employee-training programs, contact center supervisors understand the importance of constant improvement as they strive to present their company .
January 27th, 2014|Workforce Management|0 Comments

How to Find and Hire The Ideal Dispatchers For Your PSAP

While every different job comes with its own set of required skills and talents, the work of a 911 dispatcher is unique. So when a PSAP supervisor interviews job applicants, it’s especially challenging. Public safety answering point professionals must be trustworthy, reliable, thoughtful, alert team players who can learn from their mistakes and remain calm in.
January 23rd, 2014|Public Safety, Security|0 Comments

How To Avoid Common PSAP Workforce Problems

Just as in any workplace, public safety answering points come with their own unique set of problems and sources of employee friction. But in the high-stress environment of a PSAP, these issues are often magnified, causing high rates of turnover. In order to make your PSAP run as smoothly as possible, and avoid common workforce problems, it’s a good idea to put.
January 20th, 2014|Public Safety, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Traffic Stop Safety Tips for Policemen

Policemen and other public safety officials put their lives on the line every day as they work to protect the public. Their bravery and heroism in the face of danger is what makes it possible for citizens to go about their daily lives with a reasonable assurance of safety. We often hear daily and seasonal public safety tips from the police and fire departments, warning .
January 16th, 2014|Public Safety, Security|0 Comments

How To Go Green In Your Contact Center

How environmentally friendly is your contact center? Going green is smart not only because it helps the planet, but also because it can save your contact center money. A plan to reduce waste and get the most possible out of every resource is a vital part of any good business strategy, but it’s easy to focus on the big things, forgetting that the little things add up, as .
January 13th, 2014|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Relieving PSAP Stress Through Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes

It’s a well-documented fact that dispatchers at 911 call centers can experience much the same negative mental health effects of helping others during emergencies as first responders like EMTs and police officers do. They are just as susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder if their need for psychological support is not met. Fortunately there are steps that.
January 9th, 2014|Public Safety, Security, Workforce Management|0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Calling 9-1-1

While 911 is a nationwide phone number, the policies governing its use vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Some towns allow citizens to call 911 for any incident requiring police, fire, or medical assistance, while others restrict its use to true emergencies. But regardless of the policies in place, there are certain dos and don’ts that always apply when calling.
January 6th, 2014|Public Safety, Security|0 Comments

How 911 Dispatchers Can Lessen Victim Trauma

It’s a fact that’s often overlooked, but it’s true nonetheless. A victim’s very first point of contact in an emergency is not the policeman, not the EMT in the ambulance, and not the firefighter. The first person they tell about their emergency, and the first person they receive help from is the 911 dispatcher. Any emergency is bound to leave the victim.
January 2nd, 2014|Public Safety, Security, Workforce Management|0 Comments
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