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What is Workforce Management? (and why you should care)

5CA

The most common response I get when I tell people I work in Workforce Management (WFM), often coupled with a very confused facial expression, is “Hmmm, is that in HR…?”

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

5CA

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 self-scoring leads to better customer interactions

5CA

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.

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

5CA

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

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.

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

5CA

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.

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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Why customer service is key to delivering great CX

5CA

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.

Creating an excellent live chat experience for your customers

5CA

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

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.

How to hire your first customer service representative

5CA

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.

Who is responsible for employee development?

5CA

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

Are you really listening to your customers?

5CA

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.

The 7 most common customer service outsourcing myths

5CA

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.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

3 Quick Tips for Creating Great Player Experiences

5CA

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

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Customer Service Terms: The only glossary you will ever need

5CA

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)

5CA

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.

Securing our work from home workforce

5CA

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

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Why critical thinking is crucial for great Customer Experience

5CA

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

The 4 most effective eCommerce customer service practices

5CA

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

Key things you should know about customer support channels

5CA

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.

5CA

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

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Do you listen to reply? Or to understand?

5CA

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

GDC 2019 Wrap-Up

5CA

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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Walking In Your Customer’s Shoes

ShepHyken

You may have heard the expression, “Take a walk in your customer’s shoes.” The idea is that you put yourself in the customer’s position and see the situation through their eyes. This is good advice for those who have customer-facing responsibilities.

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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.

20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

Callminer

From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels , there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance.

Can You Take a Punch?

ShepHyken

In the world of boxing, the fighter must have the ability to take a punch. They have to endure or ignore the pain. They get used it. It hardly bothers them. It’s part of the job. But what does this have to do with customer service?

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by David Olson who shares tips on how to use live chat software correctly. – Shep Hyken. The modern marketplace offers many different ways to make your business and employees more productive.

The Customer Is Angry – And, It’s Not Your Fault

ShepHyken

Imagine this. The customer on the phone – or in person – is raging mad. You can hear it in their voice – or see it in their eyes. You brace yourself. You’re ready to take the lashing this customer is about to give you. You know you personally did nothing to offend and upset this customer.

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.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

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This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. Successful companies make it a strategic priority to retain customers because they know retention has a significant impact on their bottom line.

Simple Guidance for Building Rapport with Customers When You Have to Give Them Bad News

Myra Golden Media

When you can’t tell your customer exactly what they want to hear, maintaining a sense of rapport can be challenging. But it’s possible to give your customer lousy news with empathy and a positive slant.

Amazing Business Radio: Mary Drumond

ShepHyken

Does a Bad Customer Experience (CX) Really Matter? Learning to Ask the Questions That Matter the Most. Shep Hyken interviews Mary Drumond.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 17, 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. 7 Powerful Customer Service Phrases You Need to Use by Josh Carlyle.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.