A CALL CENTER JOB – HERO OR ZERO?

Victor Midgley

Is working in a call center a wise career move or simply a dead-end job no one really wants to do, or they do it anyway until something better comes along? I have been an advocate for the call center space all my adult life. My first job out of high school was working in … Continue reading "A CALL CENTER JOB – HERO OR ZERO?".

DEALING WITH THE CALL CENTER GRIND

Victor Midgley

People often say to me when they first learn how long I have been working in the call center field, “you must have a very good therapist!” From their perspective, looking at a call center from the out-side-in, it would seem to be an impossible occupation. I would say to those people, you should check … Continue reading "DEALING WITH THE CALL CENTER GRIND". Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Call Center Stress

THE 10 BIGGEST MISTAKES MANAGING A CALL CENTER

Victor Midgley

I have now worked or toured call centers in nearly every state and many countries of the world. I have clearly targeted the 10 biggest mistakes I see when I work with struggling call center operation. If you do not recognize any of these deficiencies in … Continue reading "THE 10 BIGGEST MISTAKES MANAGING A CALL CENTER". Call Center Professionals Call Center Operations Call Center Leaders Call Center Best Practices Call Center Mistakes

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CALL CENTER MANAGER?

Victor Midgley

If you are currently in a call center leadership position or seeking to be in a call center leadership position, you MUST read this article! Most front-line call center agents I work with have a very strong desire to move “up” from their agent position into a leadership position. One of the most discouraging experiences … Continue reading "SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CALL CENTER MANAGER?".

5 PROVOKING REASONS WHY CALL CENTER AGENTS STRESS

Victor Midgley

The cause for stress in the call center seems obvious and yet very little is done about it. Recent studies reveal that 83% of call center agents are highly stressed with their job. Over my 20 plus years of consulting call centers all … Continue reading "5 PROVOKING REASONS WHY CALL CENTER AGENTS STRESS". Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents

Call centers prefer removing agents from authentication process

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Call center agents are trained to support customers and resolve their issues in a timely manner. Today, agent-based authentication makes up roughly 20 percent of the cost and duration of an inbound call. cents per call. cents off every customer call.

Penny Reynolds Leads Seminar on Supervisor Performance with Call Center Coach

Call Center Coach

There are people in the contact center industry that have more than persevered, they have thrived and positively impacted thousands of people along the way. Penny Reynolds, co-founder of The Call Center School, is one of those people in the contact center industry.

THE LAW OF CONNECTION

Victor Midgley

I often get asked by people who learn how long I have worked in the Call Center space, what is it about Call Centers that could possibly keep me engaged in that tough world of never ending stress? Compelling Conversation Training Personal Development Skills Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Speaking to People Connection Interacting with People People Person

THE MAGIC OF WORDS

Victor Midgley

Compelling Conversation Training Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents What to say to customers How to speak Words to useWe’ve all heard it before, “sticks and stones may break my bones – but words can never hurt me.” Maybe we get the meaning of this age-old saying, but it isn’t true – not by a long shot! Words do influence our emotions for better or for worse.

TECHNOLOGY GONE TOO FAR, DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE!

Victor Midgley

I have worked in the Call Center space my entire 25 plus year career. Most technology has made a positive contribution, while other technology has brought doom upon the call center. Call Center Professionals Call Center OperationsI have witnessed and participated in the technology boom that has targeted the field over the years.

DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?

Victor Midgley

Call Center Professionals Call Center Agents How to handle people People Person Being NiceI know you have been in situations (and probably many) when you have tried your darnedest to be nice to someone, only to have them continue along the nasty path of selfish inconsideration. Regardless of your best efforts to be NICE, there was no change in their attitude toward you and the situation, am I … Continue reading "DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?".

THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

Victor Midgley

Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Saying the right thing What to say to people Conversing with peopleIf only people realized how critical their conversations are to their overall progress, prosperity and happiness; they would take learning the strategies and technique much more serious. I realized at an early age how essential compelling conversation was to my survival.

Discuss Healthcare Call Center Trends with Revation at HCCT 2018

Revation Systems

Curious about recent trends in digital transformation and how they can impact and ultimately improve the patient experience, while lowering costs in healthcare call centers? The post Discuss Healthcare Call Center Trends with Revation at HCCT 2018 appeared first on Revation Systems.

Call Center Week | 2015 Conference & Expo

Zingtree

We hope to see you in Vegas this week for the 16th Annual Call Center Conference & Expo. Soaking up all of the information and connecting with call center professionals to better improve our Agent Scripting App and better help us help you with customer interactions.

Top Metrics that Measure Inbound Call Center Performance

Tenfold - Contact Center Blog

How does a contact center know it’s consistently delivering high quality service? Here’s a list of the most crucial metrics that inbound call center must measure. It is a direct reflection of an agent’s and a center’s capacity to solve problems, answer questions, and provide needs the very first time a customer calls. From a recent poll , over 60% of contact centers track First Contact Resolution as a KPI. Abandoned Call Rate.

Working together to improve customer relationships

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While these teams are dedicated to driving sales and retaining customers, the contact center also plays an important day-to-day role that can make or break your profitable bank-customer relationships. According to the recent article, “Is Your Contact Center Ruining Your CX?”

3 Key Takeaways From #CallCenterWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

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Thousands of call center professionals. Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Efficiency Customer Experience Speech AnalyticsOne spectacular location.

Are you making your customers jump through hoops?

TRUSTID

If you are making your customers answer a bunch of knowledge-based security questions every time they call your contact center, you may be hurting your bank-customer relationships and damaging your brand reputation all at the same time. .

Working together to improve customer relationships

TRUSTID

While these teams are dedicated to driving sales and retaining customers, the contact center also plays an important day-to-day role that can make or break your profitable bank-customer relationships. According to the recent article, “Is Your Contact Center Ruining Your CX?”

Are you making your customers jump through hoops?

TRUSTID

If you are making your customers answer a bunch of knowledge-based security questions every time they call your contact center, you may be hurting your bank-customer relationships and damaging your brand reputation all at the same time. .

New survey highlights current state of caller authentication

TRUSTID

Why do they continue to target call centers? With a growing number of threats facing today’s contact centers, the number of call center leaders who are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ dissatisfied with their current authentication method rose 50% over the previous year.

Working together to improve customer relationships

TRUSTID

While these teams are dedicated to driving sales and retaining customers, the contact center also plays an important day-to-day role that can make or break your profitable bank-customer relationships. According to the recent article, “Is Your Contact Center Ruining Your CX?”

Does your authentication process improve customer engagement?

TRUSTID

Many contact center professionals agree that resolving customer problems takes precedent over any other activity. But how can a call center improve other critical areas such as customer engagement when they are constantly operating in reactive mode?

Key customer authentication learnings from 2018

TRUSTID

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, no corner of the business sector is completely immune to fraud. As long as contact centers continue to rely on knowledge-based authentication (KBA) — and research shows many still do — consumers’ private information is at risk.

The threat of open information sharing

TRUSTID

Because the answers to KBA questions are all across the internet, open information sharing over social media has created one of the biggest threats to call center authentication. Social media, at its core, is a place where people go to connect.

The Contact Center Guide to Managing Spikes in Call Volume [Industry Report]

Fonolo

Contact center managers are, at their core, problem-solvers. One of the most challenging problems they often face is dealing with unpredictable spikes in call volume. Sometimes the causes of call spikes are understood, even anticipated. Tracking Your Call Volume Data.

Advantages of early caller validation

TRUSTID

So when it comes to identifying customers over the telephone channel, validating callers early in the authentication process works to the advantage of contact centers. Authentication call center operations pre-answer caller authentication

The benefits of reducing KBA dependency

TRUSTID

Many contact centers have become complacent in the way they verify customers over the telephone channel. But the fact is, changes are necessary to evolve your contact center. The problem with getting too comfortable with how you identify callers is it can put your customers at risk.

Widespread privacy scandals call for stronger data protection

TRUSTID

For contact center leaders who lack confidence in conventional knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to accurately validate callers, these concerns have them considering alternative caller authentication solutions for identifying customers over the telephone channel.

Join Fonolo at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo & Conference

Fonolo

What better way to start the action than by exhibiting at the highest rated event for contact center professionals? Join Fonolo at the Contact Center Expo & Conference, May 21-24, 2018 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tradeshow season is upon us!

Catch Fonolo at GTACC 2017

Fonolo

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario, GTACC will bring together call center professionals from across the country. Year over year, the Canadian call center community continues to show tremendous growth.

Join Fonolo at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo & Conference

Fonolo

What better way to start the action than by exhibiting at the highest rated event for contact center professionals? Join Fonolo at the Contact Center Expo & Conference, May 21-24, 2018 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tradeshow season is upon us!

4 Insightful Contact Center Reports You Should Be Reading

Fonolo

It’s been an exciting year so far in the world of contact centers. In just the last month we saw the release of Apple’s Business Chat, the announcement of Twilio’s new Flex call center platform and the acquisition of Altocloud by Genesys. Contact Center Priorities for 2018.

4 Insightful Contact Reports You Should Be Reading

Fonolo

It’s been an exciting year so far in the world of contact centers. In just the last month we saw the release of Apple’s Business Chat, the announcement of Twilio’s new Flex call center platform and the acquisition of Altocloud by Genesys. Contact Center Priorities for 2018.

Best Practices for Recruiting, Hiring and Training

COPC

Posting 1 of 2 in a Series—Call Center Best Practices for Recruiting, Hiring and Training. To improve performance and provide a superior customer experience, call centers often focus on the three main functions of operational management, quality, and workforce management.

Nearshore Spotlight: Colombia

Outsource Consultants

Bogota is the heart of Colombia’s call center industry. Selecting a call center partner is a time-consuming effort where real business consequences are at stake. What’s more, to identify the right call center partner in an exact location is even harder.

Customer Service Professional Development – Resources To Help You Learn & Grow

Comm100

While you probably thought that your days of studying and cramming for tests was over once you’d left college and university, to compete and stay current in today’s global economies, keeping your customer service professional development up to date is an absolute necessity.