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. You need to intentionally seek, implement and manage solutions to achieve your goals.

Managing Different Personalities in the Contact Center: The Platinum Rule

Contact Center Pipeline

Early in my management career, I followed the Golden Rule: Treat others as I would want to be treated. I believed that if I treated everyone the way I would want to be treated, it meant I was a great manager.

Contact Center Metrics Roundup

Contact Center Pipeline

The contact center’s data-intensive environment with its multitude of metrics can make it all too easy to fall into a “managing by metrics” mindset. Metrics call center contact center contact center metrics customer experience customer metrics key performance indicators KPIs

Revisiting Contact Center Schedule Adherence

Contact Center Pipeline

When you find someone in a contact center who is passionate about schedule adherence, it’s a good bet he/she is (or once was) a member of a workforce management team (WMT).

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

The Future of the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

We embarked on a fun little survey this spring to gather input on the future of the contact center. Technology AI analytics artificial intelligence automation bots call center contact center industry research mobile apps robotic process automation RPA WFM workforce management

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

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.

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!

Declaring Victory in the War on Contact Center Agent Performance

Call Center Coach

Whether you’re fighting the battle to stop eating that dessert you love that’s bad for you, or you continuously battle a war with contact center agent performance, it’s time for you to enjoy the sweet taste of victory. And in contact centers they all need to be managed for success.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

NEW Ways to Supercharge Contact Center FCR and AHT Performance

Call Center Coach

I’ve been amazed at some of the new ways to drive agent performance in contact centers. Common KPIs like First Contact Resolution (FCR) and Average Handle Time (AHT) might be common KPIs but they ways they are being improved upon are very dynamic.

Why Your Contact Center Knowledge Base Needs to be Visual

TechSee

Core challenges for contact centers. Although 91% of companies have invested heavily in contact center knowledge bases, very few are seeing real ROI. Creating a visual contact center knowledge base. Agent: Hello, thank you for calling Longbow Telecom.

Tear Apart and Put Together Your New Contact Center

Call Center Coach

Flexibility is often an innocently misunderstood element in the contact center technology evaluation criteria. Afterall, unless you’re evaluating and implementing a wide-array of contact center technology as part of your everyday job, it’s just impossible to keep up with.

Three Ways to Boost ROI from Contact Center Tech Investment

Contact Center Pipeline

Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and data analytics are redefining call center strategies and operations. As the market matures, advanced call center functionality, smart tools and omnichannel platforms are increasingly becoming table stakes.

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

Contact Centers Stream Past Virtual Agents to Virtual Presence

Call Center Coach

For many contact centers taking the leap to implement virtual agents to handle the simple and repetitive tasks is somewhat an easy decision to make. But for one contact center that implemented virtual agents, their call handle times quadrupled!

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?

Why You Shouldn’t Hire Siri and Alexa in Your Contact Center

Call Center Coach

But in more ways then one, Siri and Alexa do not have the skills to be contact center agents. Thanks to Anthony Scodary of Gridspace for sharing his insight at Customer Contact Week. They need to be able to define declaratively what they want to search for in the call center.

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.

Engage Your Agents to Turn Around an Underperforming Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Do those types of actions get enough traction to change the direction of your center’s performance? Performance Management call center contact center employee engagement employee feedback leadership performance management recognition

Unleashing Agent Retention in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fifth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 , Step 4 ) in the contact center agent journey is about agent retention. Retaining contact center agents has always been a significant focus area in contact centers. Todd Hixon Capacity Manager, Hulu.

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.

Moral Leadership in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

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The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

metrics by which workforce management (WFM). 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. Contact (Call).

Leadership that Engages in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fourth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 ) in the contact center agent journey is about leadership that engages agents. Employee engagement has always been a problem in contact centers. Dee Kohler Director of Contact Center Service Excellence At Prime Therapeutics.

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.

Successful On-boarding in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The second step ( the first step ) in the contact center agent journey comes with the on-boarding process. In my experience seeing many contact center operations, I see this area of the agent journey being full of improvement opportunities. Contact Center Industry Facts.

Contact Center Technology Finally Enables You to Be Customer Centric

Call Center Coach

The irony of many legacy contact center communication platforms that are being used to serve customers often prevent you from doing it effectively. Also, what you wanted to create is as self-manage contact center with a very strong artificial intelligence component into it.

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. Are hiring managers adapting training and recruiting practices to. The contact center is the one. of contact centers measure. Contact centers measure.

Most Efficient Ways to Manage Contact Center Solutions

Ansafone

Efficiently managing contact center solutions is the only way to achieve your goal of balancing low costs-per-call with delivering valuable customer experiences during every interaction. Contact Center customer service AHT contact centers efficiency IVR KPI multichannel

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.

Answering the Personnel Call: Four Ways Contact Centers Can Enhance Agent Recruitment and Retention

Contact Center Pipeline

While the competition for top talent intensifies across the business landscape, contact centers often feel the impact more than most. Agent Engagement agent engagement call center rewards contact center culture employee feedback performance management

Are You Sure Your Contact Center Is on Solid Ground?

Contact Center Pipeline

That means a solid foundation and one that drives management practices, technology acquisitions, and customer relationships. Contact centers must operate on solid ground or they will crumble.

Transforming Customer Care with AI

Speaker: Laura Bassett, Senior Director Product Marketing, NICE inContact

Driving Margins by Minimizing Contact Center Costs

Contact Center Pipeline

Understanding your contact center costs is vital to successful management and administration of your center. Before we begin the discussion about reducing your cost per call, we first need to make sure that you have contact center costs measurements in place.

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

The Contact Center Workforce Manager Skills Series

The Call Center School

It also applies to workforce managers. Workforce managers determine how many staff are assigned to a shift and which employee takes which specific shift. So when it comes to creating shift plans, workforce managers have a big responsibility. Workforce Management

How Technology Is Paving the Path to Contact Center Workplace Wellness

Contact Center Pipeline

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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.