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The Ethical Compass: 5 Rules on Navigating Business Ethics from Academia

Beyond Philosophy

Learn more about Colin Shaw : Join over 80,000 people on our LinkedIn Newsletter list or visit our website for more great podcast episodes. Listen to the podcast: Ethics can be a tough thing to think about. It’s abstract, making it difficult to learn or discuss. However, we did just that on a recent podcast. As an important subject that we all need to revisit from time to time, Professor Ryan Hamilton, my co-host on the podcast shared the five rules of professional ethics that we discusse

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Unlocking Next-Level Customer Service with Gen AI Technology

CCNG

Your customers already want AI Customer Service. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (GenAI) have created a new era of automating the most vital aspects of customer service. The leaders of this space have already explored how AI can improve your organization’s customer service (or support center). The results have shown boosted employee productivity, enhanced accuracy, and improved self-service containment rate.

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Three Customer Service and CX Metrics Every Employee Needs to Understand

ShepHyken

Many of you who read my articles or watch my videos may not have jobs related to customer service or CX measurement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to what I’m about to share. I recently wrote an article that included 14 customer service and CX metrics that CX leaders should consider, and today, I’m going to cover three of them that anyone who has any interaction with a customer, whether in sales, support or just might happen to answer a customer’s call, should pay attention t

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Is LLM-Powered CX Automation Ready for Prime Time?

TechSee

Customer experience automation is rapidly evolving, reshaping how companies engage with customers and clients. LLM-powered virtual assistants, chatbots, and virtual agents promise to become the new faces of customer experience automation. Are LLMs the right way approach to CX automation? What other infrastructure and investments are required? We will have to dive a bit deeper to understand if LLMs are truly capable of CX automation in your business.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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What Do Medical Answering Services Cost? The 2024 Comprehensive Guide

Ambs Call Center

Today’s medical practices are swamped with more calls than ever. Practice managers handle these callers, along with patients and doctors, while trying to ensure patients maintain their satisfaction and safety. This can get overwhelming.

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Social Justice: a global perspective

Cisco - Contact Center

Today, we commemorate World Day of Social Justice and honor those across the globe who stand for the equitable access to opportunities within societies where individuals’ rights are recognized and… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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How to SEDUCE Your Customers

ShepHyken

This episode of  Amazing Business Radio with Shep Hyken  answers the following questions and more: What role does employee experience play in customer experience? Why is paying attention to market and competition crucial for businesses? How can companies improve employee experiences for better customer experiences? How can companies design experiences to enhance customer retention and acquisition?

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Welcome to CX 102: Advanced CX.

Bill Quiseng

Welcome to CX 102 or Advanced CX. This course is a prerequisite for business professionals in the B2C or hospitality industry. It’s an elective for the B2B or the online/digital industry. English writer Samuel Johnson said, “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” With that in mind, today’s lesson will be a future reminder for you.

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What Is “Last Mile Assurance” All About, Anyway?

Cyara

Per the question in the title of this blog post, let’s examine the phrase, break down the meaning, and then explore how “Last Mile Assurance” is relevant to and important in the context of contact centers and customer experience. To begin, let’s think literally, taking the words at face value. Assurance, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary , can be described as “ a being certain in the mind ” or “ confidence of mind or manner ”.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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How to Create Unbreakable Brand Loyalty through Emotional Connection

Beyond Philosophy

Learn more about Colin Shaw : Join over 80,000 people on our LinkedIn Newsletter list or visit our website for more great podcast episodes. Listen to the podcast: Bob Black, one of our podcast listeners, loves our ideas about evoking specific customer emotions. However, he hasn’t the faintest idea of how to do it from a practical sense. As someone who appreciates the practical application of an excellent theory, Black’s pickle stood out as one I wanted to address here with you reader

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Network Resilience: Accelerating Efforts to Protect Critical Infrastructure

Cisco - Contact Center

As head of the Cisco Trust Office , Matt Fussa leads a global team that partners with government agencies, regulators, and customers to help shape cybersecurity regulation and manage cyber risk.

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Top 5 Customer Service & CX Articles for Week of February 19, 2024

ShepHyken

Each week, I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Customer Service versus Customer Experience: Master both! by Reuben Yonatan (Fast Company) Customer service (CS) and customer experience (CX) are the two faces of the same coin and go hand in hand with each other.

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The Power of Service: How Two Customer Service Leaders Fueled Remarkable Financial Achievements

CSM Magazine

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute takes a look at the results of some of the leading customer-centric companies of 2023. Amazon I believe is the most customer-driven firm in the world. They are Relentless. Net sales increased 12% to $764.8 billion. A $60.8 billion increase in revenue. AWS sales increased 13% to $90.8 billion. Net income was $30.4 billion.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Streamline diarization using AI as an assistive technology: ZOO Digital’s story

AWS Machine Learning

ZOO Digital provides end-to-end localization and media services to adapt original TV and movie content to different languages, regions, and cultures. It makes globalization easier for the world’s best content creators. Trusted by the biggest names in entertainment, ZOO Digital delivers high-quality localization and media services at scale, including dubbing, subtitling, scripting, and compliance.

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The NobelBiz Voice Carrier Network: A Tailored Solution

NobelBiz

Contact centers are the heartbeats of customer service, enabling seamless communication between businesses and their clientele across the globe. The foundation of these interactions lies in the robustness of their voice infrastructure. While finding a voice provider might seem straightforward, with almost every Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) provider offering voice services alongside their software products, not all voice services are crafted equally.

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Accessing the Power of AI-led Digital Transformation with API Abstraction

Cisco - Contact Center

This year, like no other, we will see organizations tap into APIs to sidestep the complexity and cost of developing and maintaining their own AI solutions and models.

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Seeking a True Strategic Partner: Green Flags in the Outsourced Customer Care RFP Process

BlueOcean

It’s human nature to focus on the red flags that pop up when you’re deep into the customer support RFP process. But knowing what a green flag looks like is just as critical. Here are a few green flag markers that help indicate that you’ve found the best-fit outsourced customer care partner. If you’ve taken part in an outsourced customer care procurement process, either as a bidder or as a buyer, we’d lay money on the fact that you’ve got some horror stories to tell.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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The 4 Big Costs of Employee Call-Off Hotlines (2024)

Ambs Call Center

If you’re in charge of your company’s staffing needs and you say, “Okay, there’s got to be a better way to keep track of all our employees' call outs”, you’re in the right place.

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Code Llama 70B is now available in Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

AWS Machine Learning

Today, we are excited to announce that Code Llama foundation models, developed by Meta, are available for customers through Amazon SageMaker JumpStart to deploy with one click for running inference. Code Llama is a state-of-the-art large language model (LLM) capable of generating code and natural language about code from both code and natural language prompts.

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Adapting to a Global Workforce: Managing Remote Teams Effectively

Playvox

While the pandemic may seem distant in some of our minds, one shift remains prevalent long after it became safe to go back to offices — the need and desire to work remotely. Not only do contact center agents want additional flexibility in their work schedules, but many leaders saw that agents did not need to be in a defined office space to get their jobs done well.

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Cisco Secure Access Accelerates SSE Innovation with AI, User Experience Monitoring, and Identity Intelligence

Cisco - Contact Center

In a blog post last December, I said that the business and IT leaders with whom I meet always ask: How can I secure my highly distributed workforce, who gets more varied and decentralized all the… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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The Benefits of Understanding Your Team

Joe Rawlinson

The relationships within your team play a major role in determining your success as a business owner. Knowing your team members’ names and roles is only the beginning of understanding them; a deeper understanding of their personalities, skills, shortcomings, and goals is what you need if you really want to connect with them and get the most out of their potential.

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Concentrix + Webhelp recognized as a Top Company for Women

Concentrix

Best Places to Work names Concentrix + Webhelp as a Top 5 Best Places to Work for Women Location: Newark, CA Date: February 14, 2024 Concentrix + Webhelp has been recognized as one of the top 5 global Best Places to Work for Women in 2023.

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Detect anomalies in manufacturing data using Amazon SageMaker Canvas

AWS Machine Learning

With the use of cloud computing, big data and machine learning (ML) tools like Amazon Athena or Amazon SageMaker have become available and useable by anyone without much effort in creation and maintenance. Industrial companies increasingly look at data analytics and data-driven decision-making to increase resource efficiency across their entire portfolio, from operations to performing predictive maintenance or planning.

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How LinkLive Enabled Banner Healthcare to Update and Automate Its Transfer Center

Revation Systems

Banner Health operates one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the non-profit Banner manages specialized facilities across six states and 30 major hospitals. Banner is devoted to delivering and supporting essential patient care through excellence in technology and connectivity for urgent care and Telehealth appointments.

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Maximizing Productivity in the Contact Center

In 2022, businesses recognized the value of optimizing their contact center operations to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and meet the rising expectations of their customers. However, only 10% of customers believe that experiences have significantly improved over the past year, making productivity a non-negotiable metric for success. To empower agents to do more with less, this report highlights the leading pain points that prevent efficiency and establish a framework for maximizing p

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Cisco Meraki for Government Achieves FedRAMP® Agency Authority to Operate

Cisco - Contact Center

We are happy to announce that Cisco Meraki has successfully achieved FedRAMP® agency Authority to Operate (ATO), creating a separate cloud-based platform for U.S.

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NEW: There’s Now An Interaction Metrics GPT!

Interaction Metrics

There’s now an Interaction Metrics GPT! You can ask it anything you want about customer surveys, customer service, or anything else related to measuring and improving the customer experience. Check it out here ! The post NEW: There’s Now An Interaction Metrics GPT! appeared first on Interaction Metrics.

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Join Concentrix and Salesforce

Concentrix

Join Us In Nashville! How Does Next Generation Customer Experience + AI drive Loyalty? Salesforce and Concentrix will be decoding the challenges and opportunities of GEN AI and the future of customer experience.