In a technology-driven era of increased remote connectivity, the client sought to increase retention, productivity, and morale, and enhance work-life balance among their licensed agents. The client also wanted to provide support outside of normal business hours due to situations such as office closings, resulting from inclement weather conditions. Not to mention, many licensed agents requested to work from home, and the leading insurance carrier lacked a seamless way to facilitate remote working environments. The client faced many barriers implementing a work at home or remote engagement model themselves. The greatest challenge to overcome was the facilitation of seamless remote connectivity into their systems. Licensed agents, regardless of location, needed to connect to the client’s system in a secure and reliable manner, with the same technical capabilities available in an office setting.
The carrier also faced the challenge of facilitating seamless, virtual communication between licensed agents that work at home and others stationed in brick-and-mortar office facilities. Seamless communication and collaboration between employees was of paramount importance, as many agents share best practices with one another on a regular basis throughout the course of their workday.