Building a Resilient Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In the era of “five nines” of reliability, contact center leaders didn’t worry too much about the resiliency of their technology: It was always up.

Recruiting for the Modern Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact centers in tight labor markets already are experiencing a shortage of skilled job candidates. Recruiting & Hiring call center contact center culture employer branding employer reputation recruiting social media recruiting

4 Characteristics of Best-in-Class Contact Centers

Contact Center Pipeline

While no secret formula makes for an outstanding experience, ICMI has uncovered four characteristics that the ICMI Global Contact Center Awards winners […]. Customer Service call center call center awards contact center customer service world-class service

Why Are Contact Centers Cancelling Supervisor Training?

Call Center Coach

I got a chance to learn more about the “training class” topic with Master Contact Center Trainer Penny Reynolds on the webinar How Do Your Call Center Supervisors Measure Up? Why are Contact Centers Cancelling Supervisor Training?

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

The Most Unlikely Source Is Blocking Contact Center Transformation

Call Center Coach

Change is hard, especially in the contact center industry. The humor of this eye-opener is that those of us in the contact center profession are supposed to be in the business of helping meet the needs of our ever-changing customer expectations.

Contact Center Cost Models Help Quantify ROI

Contact Center Pipeline

Centers all bear the same types of costs to conduct their operations, whether they’re attributed to the contact center budget or to that of IT or other parts of the organization.

Contact Center Nation

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Nation is where passionate fans of the customer experience come to learn, share, connect and collaborate. We bring dynamic groups of Contact Center, Customer Service and Customer Experience Professionals together in person and virtually.

How AI Will Change the Nature of Contact Center Work

Contact Center Pipeline

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence, robotics and automation in the contact center offer the potential to drive faster, more consistent around-the-clock service and deliver higher customer satisfaction.

7 Tips for Creating A Contact Center that Fuels Transformation

Call Center Coach

7 Tips for Creating A Contact Center that Fuels Transformation. Being a contact center leader has become more important in business transformation than being a CEO. In a contact center the most important leaders in the transformation are on the frontline.

Now What? The Impact of Chaos on Contact Center Operations

Contact Center Pipeline

In these days, the question is asked frequently and not always as it relates to the contact center. Strategic planning call center change management contact center leadership process improvement scalability workforce management

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. of AI, and eGain’s viewpoint on how it can be leveraged for contact. center customer service. Contact Center 1. customers and contact center advisors through interactions of higher.

Differentiator Series, Part 5: Selling and Promoting the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Our topic is selling and promoting the contact center. This activity starts at the highest levels, and the objective is to help all key decision-makers understand how valuable a contact center is to a successful enterprise.

Contact Center Customer Experience Best Practices

Callminer

Change isn’t necessarily bad, but it certainly is confusing when you have to cut through the noise and determine which best practices and trends will launch your contact center ahead of the competition. What customer experience best practices to you leverage in your contact center?

Forgotten Yet Key Source for Contact Center Best Practices

Call Center Coach

I’ve been very fortunate to have gained different perspectives in the contact center industry. If you ever get the chance to come to Charlotte, make sure you put Coke’s contact center on your list to visit.

5 Important Trends That Impact Contact Centers Today and into the Future

Contact Center Pipeline

Trends drive business and social behavior, which is why we are always interested in observing and analyzing those that will impact contact centers and their suppliers now and into the future. Workforce Management call center contact center WFM workforce management

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: A Sole Source of Data

Contact Center Pipeline

In our mid-year series discussing hot topics impacting contact centers, we have presented insights from industry experts on employee engagement, IoT-enabled service strategies, artificial intelligence and millennials. Technology call center contact center data management data sources

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

Are contact centers making the right chatbot decisions?

Call Center Coach

When you’re thinking about making the decision to implement chatbots in your contact center, how should you start? Are contact centers making the right chatbot decisions? at Call Center Week in Las Vegas. AI chatbots can support your contact center agents too.

Worried? Is Your Contact Center Failing You?

Beyond Philosophy

Contact centers are often the communications lifeblood of a business. So how do you make sure your contact centre is set up to deliver the ultimate customer experience ? There are two things about communicating with a contact center that can drive clients to frustration.

Don’t Ignore the Economics of Your Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

If you’re in call center management, you’re […]. Compensation agent pay call center contact center cost managementFair warning: Reading this article could be painful for you.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our December 2018 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s an exciting time of year—and an exciting time to be a part of the contact center industry! Inside The Issue call center contact centerBest wishes to you and your loved ones for the happiest of holidays!

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

it’s the foundation of contact center scheduling. things—like contact volume—that can be so. leads to a spike in contact volume, which in turn. one; it’s when contact forecasts are chronically. than actuals, contact centers overstaff to cover.

Why the best contact centers ignore survey scores

Call Center Coach

When it comes to improving survey scores, most contact centers have way too many obstacles and paths in front of them, so they need to learn to take a path less traveled. I rarely have ever found a successful senior contact center leader say, “Our goal is to be average.”

Contact Center Quality is NOT a Score: Stop Using Checkboxes

Call Center Coach

Contact center quality is transforming just like many other aspects of contact center operations. Here is an edited version of our interview: Jim Rembach : This is Jim with the Fast Leader Show and I am at Customer Contact Week with Jim Iyoob of ETech.

The Straight Scoop on Contact Center Analytics

Contact Center Pipeline

Most contact centers know they need a more analytical approach to understanding the customer experience. In our 2017 Workforce Optimization Survey, a high percentage of centers indicated that analytics falls within the “Have but do not use effectively” category.

Garbage In, Garbage Out… Makes Contact Center Managers Want to Shout!

Contact Center Pipeline

Strategic planning call center contact center strategic planningRemember Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”? For some reason, he was our son Brendan’s favorite character. He even had an Oscar the Grouch Halloween costume!

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

Messaging The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with. I N T R O Tweet this The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why So Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self Service | 3 It’s no secret that companies. The contact center is the one.

Contact Center Supervisor Training – Virtual Boot Camp for Creativity

Call Center Coach

Virtual Boot Camps provide a hands-on and action-based way for contact supervisor training to be more engaging and fun for the learner – and significantly more affordable than any other boot camp method. The call center supervisor role is a very demanding and daunting position.

2018 Contact Center Technology Survey Reveals Critical Needs

Contact Center Pipeline

Our 2018 contact center technology survey shows that some things never change, even in an era of massive change! It had been six years since we reached out to contact center professionals to take stock of their technology views.

What to Expect for Contact Centers in 2018

Contact Center Pipeline

Of the most impactful priorities for contact centers in 2017, customer experience was at the top of the list. Technology agent desktop analytics call center contact center omnichannel

Contact Centers: The Secret to Business Intelligence

Contact Center Pipeline

In the era of big data, leading contact centers are taking a hard look at their use of analytics. However, with the increasing tsunami of contact center data available at your fingertips, knowing which data-dots to connect in order to reveal the underlying business insights can be challenging at best. Customer Intelligence call center call center reporting cloud solutions contact center contact center analytics

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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

Contact Center Agent to Supervisor Success Path

Call Center Coach

Being able to accelerate the path from successful contact center agent to supervisor success is a top priority in the contact center industry. Contact Center Agent to Supervisor Issues. Nowhere is this job change more evident than in the contact center.

Top 3 Trends in Contact Centers Today

Call Center Coach

I met up with Justin Robbins at the opening Demo Hall Bash at the CCDemo in Las Vegas to find out about the top trends in contact centers today. What are the top 3 trends in contact center today?” AI is making the contact center agent a more valued organizational asset.”

Enhance Contact Center Engagement and Performance with Meaningful Recognition

Contact Center Pipeline

In the contact center, recognition for a job well done does wonders for boosting morale and motivation. Rewards & Recognition agent engagement agent motivation agent recognition call center contact center recognition programs

Lassoing the Wild West Contact Center Technology

Call Center Coach

And Lori Bocklund has seen both happen in the current Wild West of contact center technology that exists today. Unstable Contact Center Technology. As Lori states, when it comes to contact center technology, all of this is happening.

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

rely on contact. center data 39%. sources that are democratized, such as contact. center data–a goldmine for customer insights. Often overlooked, the contact center provides. CUSTOMER, THE CONTACT. invaluable resource, transforming the contact.

How You Can Make A Big Difference in Contact Centers

Call Center Coach

Meeting with Nate Brown from United Laboratories at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo was absolutely a thrill. Especially catching up with him after being the MC of the ICMI Global Contact Center Awards. During our interview Nate shared some important current and future insights into the contact center industry and how you can make an impact. And leave a legacy that positively impacts the entire contact center community.

What’s Holding Back the Contact Center Industry?

Fonolo

Contact centers are like people: We’re all at different stages, chugging along healthily but sometimes faltering along the way. As we begin to look back at 2018, one thing is becoming clear: Not every contact center is created equal.

Four Best Practices for Onboarding New Contact Center Employees

Contact Center Pipeline

Hiring and onboarding new employees are processes that no contact center manager takes lightly, especially since high agent turnover remains a top challenge. Onboarding call center contact center hiring onboarding training

Bed Bugs Invading Contact Centers: New Issues in Performance

Call Center Coach

Just when we think managing all of the different customer contact channels, and those customers that can never be satisfied is pesky – we now must add beg bugs to the list of contact center performance issues. While at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo I was walking the Expo Hall and spotted a vendor that caused me to pause. Bed bugs in contact centers?! That’s why Orkin was at the Contact Center Expo.

Turning Your Contact Center into a Profit Center by Leveraging Chat

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Live chat as a communication channel has significantly grown in recent years as the leading digital contact method, according to J.D Technology has allowed for more instant communications, creating a new opportunity for businesses to connect with customers.