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The environmental impact of remote work

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A lot has been written about the benefits of remote work, both for companies and individuals. One topic that has received considerably less coverage but is increasingly important in the current context is the environmental impact of remote work.

How self-scoring leads to better customer interactions

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We’ve probably all heard of quality assessment (QA) before, where a quality specialist goes over agent interactions and checks to see if there are any possible areas of improvement or development.

Lean, Mean Cloud Machine

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At 5CA, we’ve over a thousand customer support agents working from home all over the world. We provide customer support in any language, at any time and over any channel. We’re developing Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed tools to empower users and assist our agents.

Starting small with analytics: A little data goes a long way

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Back when I lived in London, it was a very exciting time every year when the big department stores lit their Christmas lights on Oxford Street. Catching a double-decker bus in the evenings, sitting in the front row on the upper deck and viewing all the sparkling lights was always a magic moment

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Who is responsible for employee development?

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A few years ago, after over twenty years working in the Customer Service Industry, I crazily returned to university and completed my master’s degree in HRM, where my final thesis focused on linking staff engagement to brand loyalty

Best practices for using a Learning Management System

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In virtually any organization where continuous learning and improvement are priorities, there will eventually be a need to organize learning and training using a Learning Management System (LMS).

Why so many companies still fail at Customer Experience

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Best Practices: Engaging Remote Contact Center Agents

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As more and more companies embrace the work-from-home revolution, it is becoming evident that telecommuting is a big part of the future of the workplace. At 5CA, we embarked on this journey 5 years ago and haven’t looked back. Customer Support Work From Home

The Basic Building Blocks for Agent Training

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When building your customer support team, one of the key steps is preparing the support agents who will be talking to your customers every day. That is no small task. Your agents will be the voice of your company, and the first point of contact for customers.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

How to keep your employees engaged with your e-learning platform

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Over the years working in Learning & Development, I’ve learned that putting great training content on your learning platform is crucial. But a successful recipe requires more ingredients; equally important is getting people to engage with that content.

Why customer service is key to delivering great CX

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Customer experience (CX) must be one of the most popular catchphrases being used by businesses today. Companies are embracing the idea and investing in creating a strong customer experience, which includes good customer service.

6 Quick Tips to Manage your Ticket Backlog

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When you work in customer service, one of the scariest things that can happen is having a ticket backlog. Whether it catches you by surprise occurring all at once, or whether it starts to build up; it will always be intimidating when you see a towering ticket backlog.

CCPA: All you need to know about the California Consumer Privacy Act

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If you have a business in the European Union, during this last year, you’ve most likely been hearing nonstop about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How to Cut the High Cost of Contact Center Agent Attrition

Agent attrition has always been a burden on a company’s bottom line. When turnover runs rampant in the contact center, institutional knowledge is lost, productivity drops, the quality of service decreases, and employee engagement and morale go down. This white paper takes an in-depth look at the problem and explains how outsourcing can be used to fix it.

How to hire your first customer service representative

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Your company is rapidly growing, and it is time to hire your first customer service representative; this will be the first person at your company who will be completely customer-focused.

Quick Tip: Using Your Social Media Channels to Mitigate Support Tickets

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It’s Saturday night, and there’s a server issue that’s affecting tens of thousands of your players. Hundreds of customer support tickets are coming in by the minute.

Integrated Community Development

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You’ve created a great product, released it out into the world, and made a huge splash with your Marketing campaigns. Now it’s time to think about this ‘Community’ thing, right? Well, not if you want to give yourself the best opportunity for success!

CCPA vs GDPR

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2018 is likely to be remembered as the year of the consent pop-up.

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Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

3 Quick Tips for Creating Great Player Experiences

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With the rising cost of user acquisition, never has considering the full Player Experience been so critical to success.

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Creating an excellent live chat experience for your customers

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Even though phone an email are still the most used communication channels across demographics; live chat continues to gain traction with 44% of millennials and 43% of Gen Z using it to get in touch with companies ( source ). For customers, it provides immediacy when they want to resolve an issue.

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Pros and cons of outsourcing customer service

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If customer experience is not one of your core competencies and you are finding it increasingly hard to keep up with your customers’ expectations, you might be considering outsourcing your customer service. However, before taking the plunge, it might be worth weighing the pros and cons

Are you really listening to your customers?

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The most successful companies make listening and understanding their customers a vital part of their business strategy. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the reality is different.

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 7 most common customer service outsourcing myths

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Working in customer service outsourcing, I have experienced some resistance, mostly due to misconceptions regarding the practice. There are a lot of myths out there stopping companies who could benefit immensely from outsourcing their customer service.

Customer Service Terms: The only glossary you will ever need

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If you are new to customer service you probably already realized that the industry has its own set of terms. Some of them are pretty straight forward but, others can seem like a whole other language

The Care and Feeding of Your Player Experience Team(s)

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To be blunt, when I first started leading a Player Experience team, I was completely out of my depth. I had no experience as a manager and not much guidance on how to be effective as a leader.

Why critical thinking is crucial for great Customer Experience

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How often have you contacted customer service and received a generalistic, completely useless response? Even though you clearly described the problem, included the troubleshooting steps you already took and even indicated potential causes for the problem you are facing? Customer Experience

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.

The 4 most effective eCommerce customer service practices

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ECommerce not only means being open 24/7 but also missing out on having face to face interactions with your customers or potential customers

Securing our work from home workforce

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Consumer support over any channel, in any language, at any time: 5CA’s successful contact center as a service is possible because we use technology to make planet Earth our talent pool. It makes for a great story; expert service in any skill or language, an enticing work experience, and a sustainable business. It also presents an intriguing challenge: How do we balance flexibility, productivity, and security? Work From Home IT

Key things you should know about customer support channels

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Choosing the right channel to do customer support can make or break a fledgling business. Understanding the trade-offs between the most common channels is essential

It's not me, it's you. Why cancelling is part of CX.

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When you think about Customer Experience I'm willing to bet you'll typically think about the experiences customers have when evaluating a product or service, choosing and buying it, and then actually using it. Customer Experience

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Do you listen to reply? Or to understand?

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I have often been told to listen more and speak less. As a passionate person by nature and an evangelist for great customer service, I find this hard to do. Sales

Our Team's Insights from Gamescom 2019

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Gamescom is by far the biggest gaming convention that gathers hundreds of thousands of gamers and companies from the industry every year in the German city of Cologne. It was the 3rd time we participated in this event and the 2nd time we partnered with our friends from Helpshift.

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GDC 2019 Wrap-Up

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This year’s GDC was record-breaking: Over 29,000 developers descended upon San Francisco for a week of sharing, learning, networking, and of course, fun!

How to Disrupt Your Competition

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Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.