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Trial and error: experiments in engagement

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Workforce engagement is a buzzword. And like all good buzzwords, there’s a lot of hype around it, but something really valuable at the heart of it too.

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Knowledge is power, or is it?

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"Knowledge is power". This quote has been used by several great minds throughout history but is most often attributed to the works of philosopher Sir Francis Bacon in his work Meditationes Sacrae (Sacred Meditations) from 1597. Knowledge Management

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Meet 5CA's polyglots

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Last Friday, the 21st of February, was International Mother Language Day – an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promoting multilingualism. At 5CA, we have no shortage of multilingual speakers!

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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.

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 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.

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

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

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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…?”

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

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.

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.

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).

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

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.

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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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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How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

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.

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.

Proven Strategies to Increase Case Deflection & ROI

Speaker: Matt Laurenceau, Head of BMC Communities

Many organizations and community managers aim to provide, among other things, effective customer self service support through their online community. While this is all well and good, without taking a strategic and data-driven approach to these types of programs, success may be limited. This webinar will teach you about the strategies and programs that drive success across your community.

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

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

Developing and Executing Effective CX Metrics, Measurements and ROI

Speaker: Bob Azman, Founder and CXO, Innovative CX Solutions, LLC

This session will cover key metrics used to determine ROI. It will also cover the type of VOC measurements that can be utilized in any business environment, be it B2B, B2C, or B2B2C. This is a practical approach to CX measurements – less about the mechanics and more about what to choose, how to decide on what metrics to use, and how to build a business case for CX.

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

What the GDPR is and how it will affect your company

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If your company is obtaining and/or storing data from clients who are residing in the EU – no matter whether this processing is done within the EU or outside – it will be affected by the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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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

Forget CX: Measure "Ease of Doing Business" Instead

Speaker: Curtis Bingham, CEO, Chief Customer Officer Council

Our research shows that becoming easier to do business is perhaps the single most important thing that organizations need to work on to create value not only for their customers but also for their own business. Reducing customer effort can reduce costs by 37% and induce customers to spend 88% more. Tune in to this webinar and learn about how you can measure the "Ease of Doing Business" and customer effort.