Natalie Robertson, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International “I’ve been in Workforce Planning for about 16 years and prior to my involvement with SWPP, it was difficult to connect with industry peers. Now, I have the opportunity to network and share best practices with other Workforce Planning Professionals on a regular and on-going basis, whether it be through the quarterly newsletters, online forums, tips of the week, or the annual conference.”
Sandra McFatridge, Travelers Insurance “SWPP is about connecting. Connecting with professionals who speak the same ‘job’ language you do, with vendors who are targeted to your functional needs, and with trainers who understand the skills and experience needed to excel. And with all of these resources, not only do you feel connected to your work, but you find you are part of a caring, nurturing, and talented group of people ready to help when you need it.”
SWPP sponsors the Workforce Management Professional of the Year award, which recognizes a workforce management professional who has shown outstanding leadership in the industry.
2014 was the 10th anniversary for this prestigious award. Winners of the award include:
2004 — Annick Duffy
2005 — Sandra McFatridge
2006 – Jennifer Behrens
2007 — Kim Henderson
2008 –Adelina Petrov
2009 — Drex Fitzwater
2010 — Angela Thomas
2011 – Matt Pitts
2012 – Robert Dobson
2013 – Christina Bell
2014 – Kirwyn Adderley
Do you know someone who understands the importance of staffing in the call center, and also understands that workforce management is as much an “art” as it is a “science?” Is there someone in your center that you feel deserves to be recognized for his or her achievement in the workforce management area? If so, then you can nominate that person for the SWPP Workforce Management Professional of the Year award.
The SWPP Board of Advisors review the nominations and select five finalists for the award. The Board then chooses the Workforce Management Professional of the Year from those five finalists. The Workforce Management Professional of the Year award winner is announced at the SWPP Annual Conference.
The five finalists are recognized at the SWPP Annual Conference, and receive a 50% discount to the Conference. The Workforce Management Professional of the Year receivesan award at the Conference, and is featured in an article in the SWPP newsletter, On Target, along with an industry press release. The winner also receives a free Annual Conference pass.