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What Can You Do To Create a Better Experience For Your Customers?

ShepHyken

If you’ve ever seen one of my speaking presentations, you’ve most likely heard my story about my favorite cab driver. It is an example of excellent customer service. It’s universal—I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t been in a taxi.

The Future of the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

We embarked on a fun little survey this spring to gather input on the future of the contact center. Our focus was on which technologies are expected to have the greatest impact and what that impact might be.

Under Redaction! Why Companies Can’t Seem To Get It Right When It Comes To Recorded Data

Callminer

Another day, another enterprise giant being forced to admit that sensitive customer data may have been improperly monitored or used without consent. In this latest instance, it was a case of outside contractors listening to user recordings without their knowledge.

How Pulling Away for 3 Hours a Week Can Actually Make You More Productive

Myra Golden Media

Every week I set aside three uninterrupted hours to work on me. In this “Strategic Block,” a term coined in the book “12 Week Year,” I don’t allow emails, calls, or meetings, and no regular business tasks. I focus solely on personal or professional development.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

The Secret of Creating Loyal Customers

Beyond Philosophy

I have a few things that drive me crazy in the business world. In this episode of The Intuitive Customer, we are going to talk about how organizations often define loyalty, and why I think they have it all wrong. It makes me upset when I think about it.

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Setting the Record Straight on CSAT, NPS, and CES

Customer Service Life

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. This article was originally published on the FCR blog on July 2, 2019. Click here to read the original. Did you get a chance to read the article in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America?”

4 Lessons from AI Proof of Concept Failures in Customer Service

TechSee

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have delivered big wins for many B2C companies. AI technologies have enabled biometric identification, voice recognition, predictive analytics and, of course, chatbots.

Three Ways Contact Center Staffing and Training Has Evolved

Contact Center Pipeline

It seems like every day we learn about a new brick-and-mortar retail giant that is closing stores across the country. Sam’s Club, Toys R Us, Sears and Macy’s are just a few retailers saying goodbye to physical locations. While some are moving to e-commerce, others are simply no longer competitive.

Building a CX Dashboard

CX Accelerator

If you’re running a CX program, you need a way of communicating your progress to your superiors and the broader organisation. We are all guilty of not communicating enough on occasion.so

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Amazing Business Radio: John Rossman

ShepHyken

Think Like Amazon. Innovation from the World’s Leading Customer-Obsessed Company. Shep Hyken interviews John Rossman. They discuss John’s new book, Think Like Amazon , and how to utilize the key factors that drive Amazon’s success.

Reasons Why A 24/7 Call Center May Be Right For Your Business

TeleDirect

It wasn’t too long ago that companies set the rules regarding when and where they did business. If customers wanted to buy a product or service, they had to get to the place of business during open hours or go without.

It Turns Out, Customers LIKE Email

NICE inContact

As far back as 2013, Forbes was publishing articles like, 5 Ways Email Makes Your Employees Miserable and How To Get Rid Of Email In Your Company. I can think of several technologies that have promised to replace email, like Slack and other messaging applications (e.g., Apple Chat or WhatsApp).

Customer Centricity: Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Experience

Contact Center Pipeline

It has been almost 15 years since Bain & Company delivered its jaw-dropping statistic on the customer experience delivery gap.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

6 Best Practices For Optimizing Zendesk

Customer Service Life

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay. This article was originally published on the FCR blog in partnership with my colleague, Travis Wild on June 18, 2019. Click here to read the original post.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 19, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Which is Your CX Priority: Satisfied Customers or Profit?

How to Build an Award-Winning Customer Service Strategy

Nextiva

A customer service strategy is a thorough plan to handle customer interactions. It lets you provide a consistent customer experience throughout the customer journey. Improved customer experience results in a more loyal customer base.

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Concentrix Wins Brandon Hall Group Award

Concentrix

Accolades presented in four categories Fremont, CA – Winners of the 2019 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management and HR, Sales Performance and Corporate Initiatives were announced during an online webinar on Aug. 22, 2019. Concentrix won in four separate categories for demonstrating. The post Concentrix Wins Brandon Hall Group Award appeared first on Concentrix.

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

4 Main Benefits of an 833 Vanity Number

CallSource Insights

Why should you take advantage of the newest prefix for easy-to-remember custom vanity phone numbers?

WFM Tips: Tip 1 - Planning Scheduled Breaks

Zoom International

An often followed practice in contact centers is to "not let too many agents take their break at one time.". This is a sound approach to staffing if the incoming workload is steady and all employees are working a shift that spans the operating hours.

How to Measure User Adoption and Increase Your Rates

Totango

Metrics are a means to an end. They are not a goal in and of themselves. Their importance lies in their ability to reveal the customer experience of the product or service so you can add value to that experience and maximize the growth of both the customer and your own enterprise.

What Are the Best Support Channels for Serving Customers?

Toister Performance Solutions

When I started working in contact centers they were called call centers because that's what customers did. They called. Today, it's very different. Customers have far more options for contacting a company beyond the phone.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Using Knowledge Management Best Practices to Improve Experiential Learning Success in Schools

Guru

Guru is proud to partner with Ka'ana Solutions as part of our Guru for Good non-profit program. This article originally appeared on Ka'ana's blog.

I’m Sorry, We’re a Little Short-Handed Today

Steve DiGioia

never ever say that to a customer I went to my local Petco store last week to buy a few more guppies for my fish tank. I got this tank for my kids a few years ago but they never bothered to look at the tank and I don’t think they’ve ever even fed the poor fish. But that’s another story.

SHAKEN/STIR and Its Impact to Call Center Operations

Arbeit

In the world of call blocking and labeling, one of the most talked-about anti-robocalling initiatives comes in the form of the SHAKEN/STIR protocol.

Customer Satisfaction Best Practices You Need To Know

Totango

When you meet a customer’s expectations, you make them happy. That’s the basic concept behind customer satisfaction. Sometimes, however, the potential value of your product or service outstrips customer expectations.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

The Purpose Of A Corporation, Redefined

Customer Experience Matters

Almost 200 CEO's redefine the purpose of a corporation. My take: It's all about adding value to people's lives. The post The Purpose Of A Corporation, Redefined appeared first on Experience Matters. Customer experience

Four Metrics that your Utility Contact Center Needs to Track

Fonolo

Following widespread industry deregulation, the energy and utilities sector has become increasingly competitive. With more and more choices available to customers, providing quality customer service is more critical than ever.

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

NICE inContact

In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. In Part Two, we will seek to address intraday management and employee engagement as components of a WFM program. Intraday management.