Keep Your Call Center At-Home Agents Engaged

Callminer

Working from home gives employees a break from the constant office noise along with the opportunity to embrace a more flexible schedule that improves their work-life balance. Contact centers especially struggle with how to train, manage, and engage agents properly.

6 Common Sense Practices to Share with Work-at-Home Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

After more than 20 years in the on-demand contact center industry, I’ve come across some great work-from-home practices. Whatever the workstyle or workspace, an agent needs to be efficient and productive. While remote work from home is free range, it isn’t a free-for-all.

What are some best practices for at-home agents?

DMG

Question: What are some best practices for at-home agents? Answer: Here is a list of several best practices for contact center operations that include home-based agents: Invest time in hiring qualified agents. Ensure supervisors are comfortable using the technologies that help them manage remote agents. Provide regularly scheduled feedback on agent evaluations, reflecting both strengths and opportunities.

The New Trend in Outsourced Call Center Solutions: 6 Ways At-Home-Agents Benefit Your Customer Service

Advantage Communications

Contact CenterToday, we live in a connected world where workers are able to work for the brands they love from any corner of the globe.

Onboard, Train and Engage Remote Agents with Gamification

Noble Systems

Contact centers have been hiring increasing numbers of work-at-home agents in recent years and it looks like this trend is expected to grow. Remote employment affords many benefits to both agents and employers. Include at-home agents in team traditions.

From Brick & Mortar to At-Home Agents: The Challenges, Process and How to Get Started

EPIC Connections

The benefits of a home-based agent model are undeniably exciting. From cost savings to reduced attrition, the work-at-home agent model is attractive to say the least. However, deploying it in a way that is successful for both business and agents can prove challenging. The first question you should ask yourself is: Why do you want a home-based model? There are two main challenges contact centers face when deploying this model: 1.

Ten Dumb Things Smart Contact Center Executives Do

Taylor Reach Group

There are a lot of smart — very smart — individuals managing and directing Call and Contact Centers today. This is my top ten list of really dumb things that smart call and contact center executives do. Not giving agents the authority to make any decisions.

New Ebook Explores ACI’s Home Advantage Contact Center Service

Advantage Communications

Advantage Communications is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new ebook, which looks at the benefits of stay-at-home agents and how they can be the perfect complement to an organization’s existing brick-and-mortar contact center solution.

5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

NICE inContact

The same is true of any industry including contact centers. Luckily, there are countless solutions available to contact center managers today to help improve productivity, performance and overall customer experience. Here are five helpful tools that can solve common contact center issues and provide a better service. Are your agents prepared to answer customers’ questions? Are customers satisfied with the solutions given by your agents?

Top 5 Posts in January

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s not surprising that contact center predictions for 2018 accounted for two of the most popular posts in January. Featured 2018 predictions award-winning call center call center contact center remote work technology work-at-home

This Holiday Season will Belong to the Creative Contact Center Staffers

NICE inContact

That’s terrific news for workers, but contact centers planning to staff up for the holiday season must be sweating a little. So, yes, contact centers who need to staff up to meet holiday demands are going to face some additional challenges this year. The U.S.

Contact Center Leaders and Technology Experts Talk Challenges and Solutions for Better CX

Serenova

Yesterday, at the Austin Contact Center Alliance ’s Emerging Technologies for CX event, Serenova and more than 30 contact center executives and technology thought leaders discussed customer experience (CX) challenges and how emerging technology can help.

The Top 3 Contact Center Talent Priorities in 2018

Talkdesk

Three talent trends emerged from Deloitte’s 2017 global contact center survey that point to the need to rethink the way contact centers handle staffing. All of these agent management activities can be handled easily by a contact center admin with just a few clicks.

Top 10 Technological Contact Center Trends

Insite Managed Solutions

Top 10 Technological Contact Center Trends Cloud: Cloud-based infrastructure is the fastest growing area in the call center industry, which DMG predicts will almost double between 2013 and 2015. Social Media: Social media has fundamentally disrupted the call center.

Chat in the Contact Center – an Expert Panel Weighs in – Part 3/3

Taylor Reach Group

Chat in the Contact Center - an Expert Panel Weighs in – Part 3/3. Recently, our expert panel of Contact Center Consultants had a discussion on the role of chat in the Call Center. This discussion examines chat in the Contact Center, highlights the many advantages of Live Chat, presents some caveats and looks to the future of this technology in the Call Center and Contact Center. Chat at Transaction Points.

Call Center Agent Feedback: Tips & Best Practices for Providing Effective Agent Feedback

Callminer

Providing feedback to agents in your call center is entirely needed to maintain and improve a quality facility. The right encouragement, or even criticism, could dramatically alter agent performance, both for on-site employees and at-home agents.

This Week in Enterprise Tech with inContact

NICE inContact

Rajeev Shrivastava, Chief Strategy Officer at inContact, recently sat down with Fr. Robert Ballecer for This Week in Enterprise Tech at Enterprise Connect 2016. Hear what Rajeev had to say about inContact’s cloud contact center solutions , our strategy for leading the market in cloud technology, and how customers can properly deploy our solutions to meet their business needs. “If

Scheduling in the Gig Economy

Aspect

Amazon is supplementing their USPS deliveries at times of peak demand using drivers contracting directly with Amazon in a program called Amazon Flex. The driver selects a block, and at the designated time, goes to the local pickup location to start deliveries.

Back to School: Will Your Customer Experience Make the Grade?

Serenova

For most contact centers, back-to-school signals the starting line for ensuring you’re prepared to flexibly scale for seasonal business demands, including the expected—and unexpected—spikes in traffic that start now and continue through year-end.

Intelligent Call Routing

Platform28

Platform28 Intelligent Call Routing ensures the highest degree of accuracy in allocating inbound calls to the right agent at the right time. Shared-agent pools. Allows fine-grained control in shared-agent pool scenarios.

Work from home programs are no longer a reward system

Aspect

Over the past few months Aspect customers have been reaching out to discuss their plans to implement a work from home strategy for their engagement centers (contact centers), and it has inspired me to share more globally what we have seen in the industry, and what’s driving this interest.

5 Benefits of Blended Call Center You Should be Aware of

OctopusTech

Utilizing the time of agents is currently one of the most challenging aspects of the call center industry. Often, call center supervisors can be seen distributing and redistributing resources repeatedly to different departments and operations. Blended call centers.

Workforce Management Tools Enable Successful Telecommuting

Pipkins

Jim Reidy spoke about telecommuting at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Some suggest the distractions at home are different from the office, but still exist as a drain on productivity.