Best Practices to Monitor Your Remote Call Center Agents

ShepHyken

Sh e shares best practices supervisors can use for monitoring call center agents in a work-from-home scenario. COVID-19 has led us to believe that we need to rethink, amend, and strengthen our contact centers with robust technology to stay ahead of the pandemic.

Who Is Today's Call Center Agent?

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Our industry does a nice job of illustrating the functions agents perform inside a call center or from work-at-home. How can we effectively recruit, train, develop, and retain talent if we don't know who we are hiring or why they're applying for a call center job in the first place?

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A Deeper Look into Inbound Call Centers

Ansafone

On top of … A Deeper Look into Inbound Call Centers Read More ». The post A Deeper Look into Inbound Call Centers appeared first on Ansafone Contact Centers.

Will Video “Kill” the Call Center Agent?

Contact Center Pipeline

“Rewritten by machine and new technology/And now I understand the problems you can see” Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles) No, video did not kill the radio star, contrary to the famous lyrics that launched MTV some 40 years ago, on August 1, 1981.

Transforming the Digital Customer Support Journey

This eBook will focus on exploring the process of digital support transformations, including the types of support solutions available that meet customer demands and how to create the best combination for your customer base.

Call center cost reduction strategies

TechSee

Contact centers are always looking for ways to reduce costs. This is particularly true during periods of uncertainty and economic downturn, when call center cost savings contribute to business continuity. The Best Call Center Cost Reduction Strategies.

The Complete Guide to Call Center Management

Fonolo

Congratulations, call center manager! There’s never a dull moment in a call center with a myriad of opportunities for growth and success. The Contact Center Guide to Managing Spikes in Call Volume. Why strong call center management is important.

How to Improve Call Center Agent Productivity

Fonolo

High call center agent productivity is every call center manager’s dream. So many factors damper agent productivity, like high call volumes and staff turnover, both of which are only too common in the call center industry. Cost per call.

Top Seven Call Center Software Requirements for the “Now Normal”

Contact Center Pipeline

Technology agent desktop AI call center cloud solutions Collaboration communication solutions contact center desktop virtualization machine learning UC UCC unified communications unified communications and collaboration

4 Easy Ways to Make Call Center Training More Fun

Fonolo

When you think of the phrase “call center training”, does the word fun come to mind? But now, with agent engagement becoming a growing priority for call centers, it’s a great time to reimagine your approach to training your team members.

How Call Centers Can Bring the Behavior Change Cycle to Life

Speaker: VoiceOps

Data from hundreds of thousands of hours of calls has revealed a widespread problem with behavior adherence among call center sales representatives. VoiceOps developed the Behavior Change Cycle to help companies tackle this issue head-on leveraging your own call flows and coaching teams. Access this free on-demand webinar with the VoiceOps team to get a deeper view of the Behavior Change Cycle and learn about how the VoiceOps Coaching Enablement Platform brings it to life for call center teams.

How to Evaluate Call Center Agent Performance

Fonolo

Several centuries later, Galileo’s words still ring true for contact centers. These days, there are tons of key performance indicators (KPIs) and call center metrics to evaluate call center performance and call center agent performance.

6 Healthcare Call Center Best Practices

Callminer

Read this blog to learn how providers and organizations in the healthcare industry can improve their patients’ experiences through innovative call center services

Call Center Floor Rules

Callminer

The floor of any call center is the organization’s mission-critical space intended entirely to serve the very purpose for which the center exists – handling calls. When rules are intelligently laid out and diligently upheld, call center operations flourish.

How to Train Your Call Center Agents to Exercise Empathy

Fonolo

As contact centers across the world continue to recover and adapt from the aftershock of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear that empathy isn’t just a trend customer support teams need to embrace – it needs to be part of your operational foundations.

Secret Sauce: How the Behavior Change Cycle Will Improve Call Center Sales Success

Companies invest millions each year to optimize their call center sales processes and results, yet research shows that sales representatives are not actually doing the basic behaviors defined by the carefully crafted workflows. This fundamental issue with sales execution and behavior adherence led VoiceOps to create the Behavior Change Cycle, a methodology you can implement at your call center to drive meaningful, fast, and enduring increases in adherence to your sales process across your sales floor. Download the report now to dive into the 5 key steps and learn how you can get started with the Behavior Change Cycle.

25 Call Center Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Callminer

Throughout 2020, many new trends arose and call center solutions continued to evolve to meet fresh challenges in the space. New Challenges for Call Centers in 2021. For instance, when they go from email support to calling the customer service team. “A

Call Center Regulatory Compliance

Callminer

Accommodating regulatory guidelines and remaining compliant with strict mandates can be tough for any call center organization to do. Call centers are at the bullseye in terms of their strategic attractiveness for malicious actors. Regulations That Impact Call Centers.

The Leading Call Center Technologies to Watch For in 2022

TechSee

In the last few years, call centers have experienced an awakening with pandemic-driven remote work models, increased demand for service, and rising awareness of the benefits of delivering a good customer experience. What Is Call Center Technology?

Call Center Metrics Best Practices

Callminer

Obtaining useful metrics on daily operations in your call center can help to improve many aspects of your business. However, there is quite a bit more to making effective use of call center metrics than merely amassing data and generating reports.

Need to More Effectively Manage Your Call Center?

TASKE shares how you can rewind your real-time dashboard and watch agent and time activities in the past. Download the infographic here!

100 Call Center Management Tips: Expert Insights & Advice for Hiring & Training Call Center Agents

Callminer

Managing call centers today involves much more than scheduling agents to staff the phone lines. Working as a call center agent is a stressful endeavor

Understanding Call Center Occupancy in the Contact Center and How To Optimize It

TechSee

In today’s age of customer-centric service, call centers must deliver quick answers, short hold times, and the ability to speak to a live representative on demand. How can Management ensure their call centers are up to par? What is Occupancy in the Contact Center?

2020 Call Center Metrics: 6 Key Metrics for Your Call Center Dashboard

Callminer

Operating a growing call center operation involves logging and assessing myriad moving elements at once. At the heart of most technological optimizations implemented within a successful call center are fine-tuned metrics. First Call Resolution.

Healthcare Call Center Benefits

TeleDirect

Does your healthcare group require a rapid, reliable platform to handle patient calls? Or maybe you already have medical call center services in place, but they’re not up to speed in terms of performance and patient satisfaction. What are the Benefits of a Healthcare Call Center?

How Real-Time AI Will Transform the Call Center

Speaker: Scott Stephenson, Co-Founder, CEO Deepgram

Real-time speech transcription, analysis, and enablement are now a reality. Post-call analysis and selective call auditing has brought you more information and insights on your customers, but what can you do with real-time transcriptions for all your calls? Learn how enterprises can unlock new opportunities with transcription, analysis, and enablement that’s available in milliseconds for every single call.

Nine call center initiatives to consider

Callminer

Read how top call center initiatives can boost team morale and foster a sense of achievement among your call center agents, improve call center efficiency, and more

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5 Skills and Traits Every Call Center Leader Should Have

Fonolo

What comes to mind when you think of the ideal call center leader? While those are certainly beneficial, the right candidate needs a lot more than that to make it as a successful call center leader. How to Foster Agent Engagement in a Hybrid Contact Center.

5 Incentives for Call Center Agent Engagement

Fonolo

Keeping your staff motivated and satisfied in their work is vital to contact center performance. Employee engagement is especially important for call centers, since agent turnover tends to be higher. How to Foster Agent Engagement in a Hybrid Contact Center.

What Soft Skills are Important in a Call Center?

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Call center agents do much more than answer the phone. To keep your customers happy, your contact center needs to know what types of transferable skills to look for in new hires, while also supporting the development of these same skills in your existing team members.

How To Migrate Your Contact Center To A Cloud-Based Solution in 10 Minutes

A cloud-based contact center is smart, flexible, and scalable. Plus, it means agents can work remotely. It’s simple and involves a few steps that take less than 10 minutes each. Our team can take care of you! Check out the eBook to learn more.

15 Top Call Center Overflow Handling Services

Fonolo

Is your call center experiencing an increase in abandoned calls ? Are your agents unable to answer an unexpected influx of inbound phone requests (otherwise known as call overflow)? 3 Proven Ways to Reduce Abandon Rates in the Call Center.

6 Important Soft Skills Every Call Center Agent Needs

Fonolo

Call center employees wear many hats! While call center agents rely on hard skills — or technical skills — to handle contact center technology, call center soft skills are just as critical for success.

25 Call Center Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Callminer

Read this blog to learn about the 25 top trends for 2021 in call center technology

MOTIVATING CALL CENTER AGENTS

Victor Midgley

One of the great secrets to managing call center agents is how to motivate them. The turn-over rate in many call centers is much higher than most other “industries.” It seems like a simple solution, pay more and you will attract … Continue reading "MOTIVATING CALL CENTER AGENTS". Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Call Center Motivation

How to Build ROI for Conversational AI

Speaker: Sofia Burton & Tiffany O'Malley from SmartAction

In this webinar, our leading experts will walk you through step-by-step to build an ROI for conversational AI.

A Simple Breakdown of Call Center Costs

Fonolo

Call centers have a reputation as a ‘money pit’ for businesses. Today, we know that a fully optimized contact center can actually create more opportunities for sales and customer engagement. The ROI of Call-Backs for Your Call Center. Overflow centers.

20 Call Center Leaders and QA Pros Reveal the #1 Problem Keeping Call Center QA & Monitoring Teams Up at Night (and How to Solve It)

Callminer

Call center QA and monitoring teams are responsible for ensuring the quality of interactions between call center representatives and consumers. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly complex undertaking, particularly in large organizations with thousands of call center agents having many thousands of interactions with consumers every day. Call Center Best Practices Quality Monitoring quality assurance

3 Reasons Your Call Center is Missing Benchmarks

Fonolo

Call center managers must be aware of industry trends, customer needs, and the latest call center technology. Benchmarking helps call centers compare their operations and processes to other call centers. Global call center benchmarks.

Call Center Preparation for the Coronavirus

Contact Center Pipeline

Call centers are a hub of germs! If someone in your call center gets the coronavirus, it could spread quickly. Having your call center quarantined can result […]. Crisis Management call center cloud-based dialer contact center COVID-19 crisis management remote work

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!