Quality Management is Everyone’s Concern

Monet Software

What is the difference between Quality Management (QM) and Total Quality Management? The answer is simple – Total Quality Management is an effort that involves everyone at your contact center, as well as everyone at the company at large.

What is Quality Management Analytics?

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You’ve heard of quality management (QM), and your contact center probably has a quality program in place today. But what’s all this hype about using analytics to perform quality activities, and could it help you? Thus, Quality Management Analytics harnesses the power of analytics and leverages those insights to make your quality program more precise and efficient. This means fewer – but higher quality- evaluations.

The Advantages of Analytics-Enabled Quality Management

DMG

The Advantages of Analytics-Enabled Quality Management. For most of the past 40 years, contact centers have performed quality management (QM) the same way. DMG defines AQM as “an application that leverages interaction analytics, business rules and automation to identify, classify and score as much as 100% of voice and text-based interactions based on defined quality criteria.” It can identify coaching opportunities at an employee and group level.

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

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The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

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5 “Musts” to Improve Your Quality Management Strategy

Monet Software

We all know the importance of quality management (QM). But we also know there are only so many hours in the day, and that a quality management program can sometimes take a lot of them. You Must Be Clear On What “Quality” Means. “We You Must Create Quality Circles.

4 Reasons Your Quality Management Stinks

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Tips for creating a customer-centric quality management program. When implemented well, a Quality Management program has the potential to revolutionize both the agent and the customer experience. According to the “Best Practices in Quality Monitoring and Coaching” whitepaper by Dr. Jon Anton and Anita Rockwell agents expressed these feelings in regards to a poorly implemented QM process: I am being policed. Reason #4 – Your Coaches Can’t Coach.

Using Quality Management Analytics to Elevate the Customer Experience (CX)

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If the answer is “no” or “I don’t know,” it might mean you’re among the vast majority not evaluating these channels as part of your quality program. In a 2017 study titled Modern Standards for Managing Contact Center Quality, ICMI found a huge gap between the percentage of organizations that are using digital channels to communicate with customers and those that are using Quality Management (QM) to evaluate these channels.

Using Quality Management Analytics to Elevate the Customer Experience (CX)

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If the answer is “no” or “I don’t know,” it might mean you’re among the vast majority not evaluating these channels as part of your quality program. In a 2017 study titled Modern Standards for Managing Contact Center Quality, ICMI found a huge gap between the percentage of organizations that are using digital channels to communicate with customers and those that are using Quality Management (QM) to evaluate these channels.

Three Steps to More Effective Quality Management

Monet Software

If your contact center is already recording calls and monitoring calls, then you are two-thirds of the way toward an effective quality management program. Sounds easy, but some contact centers still struggle with their quality management strategies. So why not make it a point to score those for quality management? Step Two: Close the Loop Quality management does not work as a standalone program. false. 18 pt. 18 pt. false. false. false.

Contact Center Quality Management the SAFE Way

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In part one of my three-part series about improving quality management in the contact center, I provided 3 Tips for Building an Effective Quality Management Program. For part two, I’ll look at how companies can implement a structured approach to coaching to help contact center agents reach their full potential within the company and enhance the overall customer experience. The SAFE Coaching Framework.

Quality Management + Call Recording = Operational Excellence and Risk Reduction

Enghouse Interactive

Today, we’d like to give you some insight into the best practices for using omnichannel recording along with quality management in the contact center. Who hasn’t heard “This call may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance purposes”….? Good search tools allow the manager to zero in on the specific interactions requiring attention, evaluation and further agent coaching. Section 404 covers Management Assessment of Internal Controls.

3 Way Call Recording and Quality Management can save your business money

Enghouse Interactive

Today, we’d like to give you some insight into the ways omni-channel recording and quality management in the contact center can save your organization money. Quality Management for cost savings – how? call recording quality monitoring

Automated Quality Management Drives Objective Evaluations, Job Satisfaction

Verint

The latest technology to feel the touch of automation is quality management—the most widely deployed and utilized solution in the U.S. The results of Saddletree Research’s 2017 survey of end users, completed during the third quarter of 2017, reveals the relatively high level of market penetration of quality management in the U.S. The complete overview of the current status of quality management among those in the industry is provided in Figure 1 below.

Four “Must Have” Qualities in a Quality Management System

Monet Software

Quality,” that elusive attribute for which a contact center strives, is always a challenge to achieve consistently. But maintaining quality is critical in every aspect of a company’s operation, and especially in the contact center where thousands of people have their first experience with how that company treats its customers. Do you have a quality management (QM) program? Without the right software, a quality management program is going to struggle.

Four Reasons Why Your Coaching Efforts Aren’t Working

Monet Software

The college and pro football regular seasons are wrapping up, and every year that means one thing – some coaches will be out of a job. Coaching is important, whether you run a football team or a contact center. Contact centers are evolving, and agent coaching must evolve with them.

3 Way Call Recording and Quality Management can save your business money

Enghouse Interactive

Today, we’d like to give you some insight into the ways omni-channel recording and quality management in the contact center can save your organization money. As a result, on a global basis 88% (versus 77% in 2015) of business executives* have identified that improving the customer experience is their most important focus for 2019 onwards, specifically noting that integrating and pro-actively managing omni-channel capabilities are key to achieving that objective.

Natural Language Understanding for Quality Management and Business Insight in Contact Centers

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In contact center quality management, detecting which calls need a coach’s attention typically requires listening to a seemingly empirical selection of calls, which is not very productive.

Five Signs That It’s Time for a Fresh Start With Quality Management

Monet Software

Do you have a quality management program? If you’re not sure where you stand on quality management, here are five signs that a fresh start might be recommended. Quality management starts with the establishment of specific performance goals that hold agents accountable for their achievement. Everyone isn’t on the same page Sometimes contact center performance metrics and quality guidelines get in each other’s way.

Put Me in Coach: Why Agent Training is Crucial in Your Contact Center

Aspect

Love him or hate him, few football fans will contest the savvy of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belicheck. Of course, it isn’t enough to simply incorporate agent coaching and assume your employees will improve on their own.

The Marriage of Knowledge Management and Quality Management

Verint

Thinking back on my time in Operations, like so many other people I spent a significant amount of time trying to understand the root cause of the quality management (QM) opportunities in my organization.

Quality Management Across Channels

Brad Cleveland

As you role out the new channels made possible through mobile and social ecosystems, it’s important to uphold a strategy of quality management across all channels. The well-worn practices of monitoring, coaching and quality improvement for traditional channels should also be an inherent part of managing emerging mobile interactions.

Coaching — Medicine for the Contact Center

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However, every day in the contact center, supervisors and managers send incomplete messages to their agents, failing to prescribe what “medicine” is needed to correct their performance problems. The contact center may have a great quality management program that provides agents evaluations on their interactions as well as a stellar performance management platform that gives agents real-time insights into how they are performing against specific goals and metrics.

Connecting Hiring, Training and Coaching

Brad Cleveland

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BLOG – SIKORSKI’S THINK ABOUTS – QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM – COACHING

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What will coaching do? Own the quality of their team. Modify agent behavior through coaching. This week’s question for your employees – Why do you like being coached? Correct undesirable behaviors. Improve communications skills. Increase productivity. Decrease Employee Turnover. Staff will become more engaged. Result in suggestions to improve procedures. Optimize Contact Center performance. Role of your Supervisors/Team Leaders. Must meet Objectives and KPIs.

Connecting Hiring, Training and Coaching

Brad Cleveland

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Call Center Quality Assurance Best Practices for Empowering Agents

DMG

Call Center Quality Assurance Best Practices for Empowering Agents. Contact center quality assurance (QA) remains a high-value application, particularly when it’s done right. Coach the coaches so your QA specialists and supervisors are comfortable giving feedback to agents and don’t avoid this task. Encourage coaches to share positive feedback as well as constructive criticism. 7/23/2018. By Donna Fluss.

Contact Center Quality Assurance is Essential in All Channels

DMG

Contact Center Quality Assurance is Essential in All Channels. The same concept applies to quality assurance in a contact center. It doesn’t make sense to perform quality assurance (QA) only on calls when the contact center supports emails, chat, SMS and social media, as well. QA is a mission-critical activity for all channels, to monitor staff performance and to provide much-needed risk management. 5/23/2018. By Donna Fluss.

How can we improve our contact center coaching?

DMG

Question: How can we improve our contact center coaching? Answer: In recent years, coaching has evolved from a monthly one-on-one session between a supervisor and an agent/representative into an ongoing dialog and two-way exchange of data. Coaching can include a wide range of functions facilitated by numerous contact center and workforce optimization (WFO) applications.

Experts Share the Value of Evolving Quality Programs with Automation

Verint

Contact center teams have been evaluating call recordings for quality for years now. Automated quality management provides the ability to automatically score some or all of the questions—in some or all of your evaluation forms. For even greater value, organizations can then shift resources from manually evaluating calls to where they can make more significant impact: coaching employees on the specific skills they need to improve.

Webinars: How More Automation = Better Quality, More Engaged Employees

Verint

Maybe you haven’t thought about this yet, but are you aware that contact centers are now using automation to modernize quality management? Automated Quality Management automates scoring of up to 100 percent of agent calls, ensuring modern, employee-empowering and cost-effective quality management. It’s your turn to have your specific automated quality management questions answered by our panel of experts.

Coaching on the Positive: 3 Steps to Enhance Contact Center Performance

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Do they look for any excuse to reschedule your 1:1s or coaching sessions? If you seem confused by this behavior, it may be time to look at your coaching and engagement style to help enhance your contact center performance. Implement performance management tools.

Why Automated QM Is the Next Step in Improved Customer Engagement

Verint

Ovum believes the major benefit of Automated Quality Management is the freeing up of valuable supervisory time from scoring to be used for coaching and other agent support efforts. In today’s customer care environments, a strong quality management (QM) system is crucial to moving customer engagement interactions to the next level of performance excellence.

5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

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Luckily, there are countless solutions available to contact center managers today to help improve productivity, performance and overall customer experience. Managers are able to break down the calls being recorded and filter out data that is relevant at the time (i.e. This tool allows managers to search for specific key words, terms or phrases, then create a report showing the trends in your contact center.

Full Speed Ahead with Analytics and Automation

Verint

Use performance management scorecards as a management framework to drive improvements in sales conversions. The organization uses advanced scorecards with custom key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide all agents with a single, standardized view of their performance so they can track, manage and improve the quality of their work. Introduce automated quality management (AQM) —and revolutionize how the organization approaches quality in the contact center.

Bring Quality Standards to Life with Calibration and Coaching

Brad Cleveland

Quality standards come to life when they guide behavior and enable us to deliver consistent high-quality service. It also makes coaching far easier. Calibration is an important tool for ensuring consistency in interpreting performance.

Contact Centre Predictions 2019

Enghouse Interactive

Anybody who is running any customer-facing part of an organisation these days is probably already being asked by senior management about their plans and overall strategies around artificial intelligence, robots and chatbots, and how they are going to roll them out. In today’s market, many of the issues and concerns that gave senior managers sleepless nights when mulling over whether to move to the cloud have now largely dissipated.

Verint Speakers: Automation + Workforce Engagement = Competitive Edge

Verint

Using Automated Quality to Make Every Agent Your Best Agent Webinar. Jenni Palocsik, senior director of content marketing, and Siobhan Miller, senior director of portfolio market strategy, will share insights on “Using Automated Quality to Make Every Agent Your Best Agent” at 2 p.m.

Are You Using All That Workforce Optimization Has to Offer?

Verint

Use Automated Quality to Evaluate Interactions. Autoscoring your quality management forms and evaluating your calls using automated quality solutions can help your organization quickly, easily and objectively evaluate every recorded call for script adherence and other customer service requirements. Enhancing what you have to deliver better experiences. A question being asked within many organizations is—how can we deliver better customer experiences?

5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

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Today more and more companies are utilizing speech analytics technology to gain customer insight and enhance the quality management (QM) processes. Understanding what types of calls are coming allows management to create training and best practices for the most common scenarios.