weWFM injixo Podcast

Discover the Power of Workforce Management: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!

André Leitão, co-founder, CEO and podcast host at weWFM, talks to Chris Dealy about how the WFM industry has evolved and why planning is crucial to achieving success. Learn how to make strong recommendations and help your business make the right decisions on the journey to effective workforce planning.


Power of Workforce Management: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!

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Topics covered include the real purpose of WFM, maturity of the WFM industry, tips for a successful planning career, common planning mistakes, and more.

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Host and Guest

Over 10 years working and studying Workforce Management, his career started by studying to become a Software Developer soon falling in love with the Operations world. 

André is a strategic planning enthusiast across his career managed WFM for different businesses from Telecommunications, Banking, Retail, Gaming, and E-commerce.
Chris Dealy
Chris Dealy is a WFM Specialist at InVision, the company behind injixo - the award-winning pioneer of cloud workforce management and The
Call Center School.

Chris has over 20 years of experience in helping organisations of all sizes to up their game with workforce planning.


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