How to Reject an Incoming Call

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How to Make Yourself Not Ready

During your working session, you may need to make yourself temporarily unavailable to handle interactions (e.g., to take a scheduled break, to have a meal, or to attend a meeting). You may be required to indicate a specific reason for becoming unavailable every time you make yourself Not Ready. You can make yourself Not Ready if your current state is either Ready or After Call Work. You can also change reasons for being Not Ready.

First, specify why you are Not Ready.


Making yourself Not Ready


Your state changes to Not Ready. You will not receive any service calls while you are in this state. You will have to make yourself Ready manually when you are ready to take service calls again. See How to Make Yourself Ready for more information.

Note that you can request Not Ready to be your next state while you are in the Busy state (i.e., while actively handling an interaction). Your current state will not change, but the system will note your desired next state and will switch you to this state after you finish processing the current interaction. The requested Not Ready state will be displayed as Next under the current state display.

Note: If you have two or more active interactions on your desktop, you will only be switched to the requested Not Ready state after you finish processing all those interactions. However, you will stop receiving new interactions as soon as you request Not Ready.



How to Answer an Incoming Call

When a call is delivered to your desktop, you will hear a ringing tone in your headset and you will see a call alert pop-up window indicating an incoming call.


Call alert pop-up window


Your state will change from Ready to Busy, and the ringing icon will indicate the ringing phase of the call.


Call Alert Window

The call alert window will display relevant data that is dependent on the type of call.


There are two buttons: Accept and Reject.


Active Communications List shows the current call


For service calls, depending on your contact center configuration, you may hear an announcement of the service number to which the call was made. The calling party will not hear this announcement.

You can now greet the calling party and begin a conversation.

Note: If you do not answer a ringing service call within a predefined amount of time, you will be automatically switched to the Not Ready state. You will receive a clear indication for the reason of being in the Not Ready state and will need to make yourself manually Ready when you are ready to receive another call. Unanswered service calls will appear in your performance and activity reports.




How to Make Yourself Ready

You manually make yourself Ready to indicate your readiness to handle interactions. You can make yourself Ready if your current state is either After Call Work or Not Ready.


To make yourself Ready:

  1. Click the User Status Indicator/Selector.
  2. Select Ready from the drop-down menu or press F9.


Making yourself Ready


Your state changes to Ready. You may now receive an interaction matching your qualifications at any time.