November, 2022

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Improving customer engagement in a challenging economic climate

Callminer

Frank Sherlock, CallMiner's VP of International, will be at Credit Connect’s Technology Think Tank on Nov. 17, 2022 for a session on how economic change has impacted customer engagement

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7 Tips to Improve the Customer Experience and Reduce Costs

CCNG

When most business leaders hear the term “improve customer experience,” many immediately think of investment … new systems, more customer service agents, etc. With the right approach, improved customer experience can also dramatically reduce operating costs.

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The Way Customers Communicate with Brands Is Changing

Contact Center Pipeline

Find Out What the Data Reveals. Change. It’s inevitable, as they say. But over the past few years it’s felt like the world as we know it has been transforming at lightspeed.

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It’s Time to Move Your Customers to Where You Want Them to Be

Beyond Philosophy

Customer strategy results in some interesting questions. Recently, Claire Hillman, a listener (and viewer of our new YouTube channel ) asked us one she has been mulling in her strategic planning: Should I move to where my customers are or move them to where I want to be?

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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5 Clever Ways To Become The Next Superstar Employee

Steve DiGioia

Wrestlers talk about, “knowing their place on the card.” This means that since they’re not the “headliner” or in the main event, they understand that they are a supporting act for the overall benefit of the show. They still have a job to do and must perform well.

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Five Ways to Make Customers Feel Special

Shep Hyken

An important goal of a good customer experience is to make the customer feel special. That special feeling can come in many different forms.

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Call Center Compliance + Remote Agents: Steps To Be Successful

AnomalySquared

As previously featured by the Progress in Lending Association

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Holiday Customer Service and Why Sometimes the Best Gifts Cost Nothing

Call Experts

Investing in a holiday customer service plan is essential to growing your business. 52% of consumers say they have made an additional purchase from a company after a positive customer service experience.

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My Call Control Tactics Are Too Good Not to Share!

Myra Golden Media

Some things are just too good to be kept to yourself. That’s how I feel about my new webinar, 9 Tips to Politely Control Difficult Customer Calls. Between my “ask three closed-ended question tactic” and the “Topic Grab” approach, it’s meant to be shared!

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The State of Customer Experience 2023 Research Report

The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Experience 2023 research report reveals a surge in preference for online agent chat versus phone amongst 18-35-year-olds—the first time online chat has eclipsed phone! Download the new report for more CX insights.

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Building a Great CX Team

CX Accelerator

Collaboration with Ben Motteram and Nate Brown To transform an organization into one that is more customer centric is a complex task that requires many different skills. Customer experience is multi-disciplinary.

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Top call center metrics your organization should care about

Callminer

Call center metrics, including call tracking metrics, can make improving operations at your contact center much easier to manage. Read this blog for the top metrics to consider and measure

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In an increasingly MAD world here are 5 rules for managing uncertainty

Beyond Philosophy

A lot of the behavioral sciences can feel intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. The Five Rules Podcast Series is our attempt at giving you an easy entry point into the complex and messy world of Behavioral Science.

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Best Practices For A Powerful Professional Network: Part 9

CCNG

We close out this series on how to use your professional network to get maximum value from your connections, peer-to-peer interaction, and the collective insight and experience of colleagues.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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8 Knowledge Management Benefits That Tip The Scale for Businesses

HelpCrunch

Let me flash a little discovery of mine. Did you know that the human brain can process 11 billion bits of information every second? That’s quite impressive! From here, I would like to simulate a [ … ].

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Steering around the Staffing Rapids

Contact Center Pipeline

Navigating the legal landscape has always been challenging for employers in the contact center industry, but a wave of new laws affecting hiring and management practices will complicate matters further.

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Analyze your conversations faster with AutoLearn

Tethr

Tethr’s newest machine learning capabilities enables you to build structured insights with incredible ease, speed and accuracy. Speech analytics and conversation intelligence platforms help companies understand their customer experience.

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The H.U.M.A.N.E approach to CX: Six steps for improving customer interactions with AI

Callminer

As artificial intelligence becomes more advanced and accessible, it is essential to employ both human service and automation in the contact center. Read on for steps to balance your CX approach

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience

Speaker: Nathan Hart, Mary Kane & Imran Mohammed

Join The Northridge Group for an exploration into how a data-driven root cause analysis of Contact Center First Contact Resolution (FCR) issues can lead to actionable insights to resolve FCR problems, improve Customer Experience, and reduce costs!

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Learn how to make influence your new super power today!

Beyond Philosophy

What if we told you that we know how you could develop a superpower? You can. We know you can because the method for it it was developed by a Yale’s assistant professor of marketing that was once a door-to-door salesperson and someone who has performed open-heart surgery on a pig.

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Six Ways To Stimulate Workforce Connectedness And Electrify Employee And Customer Experience

CCNG

Our well-being depends on the quality of our connections with others. According to Yale University lecturer Emma Seppälä, "people who feel more connected to others have lower rates of anxiety and depression.

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14 Best Customer Service Blogs to Follow in 2022

HelpCrunch

Learning is crucial to our very existence. Just like our bodies require food to nourish, our minds need information and continued learning to stay nutrient. That is why, even when we become more experienced, we [ … ].

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Disruptive Disruptors Disrupting

Contact Center Pipeline

I know, I know. Last time you heard from me, in my January 2022 column in this magazine, I told you I was retiring. And I did. For the most part. I’ve found retirement to be quite liberating. There are no more Saddletree Research clients and I have no more contracted projects left to do. […].

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Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

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What is the role of customer experience in the telecoms industry entering 2023?

Lumoa

Recently, Lumoa held a webinar where customer experience (CX) experts talked about the role of customer experience in the telecoms industry entering 2023.

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30 business leaders share tips for building customer loyalty

Callminer

Building customer loyalty is one of the most valuable things a business can do to ensure long-term success, but where do you start? This blog offers 30 tips for building customer loyalty

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In an Increasingly MAD World, Here Are 5 Rules for Managing Uncertainty

Beyond Philosophy

The world is crazy. There’s a war in Ukraine. The UK has a cost-of-living crisis as energy prices are rising, and loads of people are moving into fuel poverty. There’s inflation, strikes, and the looming threat of a recession and catastrophic climate change.

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If You Manage To Averages You’ll Never Be Better Than Average

CCNG

Many Contact Centers use metrics of averages to base decisions, i.e.: Average handle time (AHT) Average cost-per-contact (ACC) Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Averages have their place in management decision-making, but they cannot be overly relied upon.

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2021 State of Customer Service Experience Report

Consumers are shopping online more now than ever before but find the service experience inadequate. Download The Northridge Group's State of Customer Service Experience report for more insights into the latest customer experience trends.

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Omnichannel Support: The What and How Behind It

HelpCrunch

Quite a story occurred to me the other day. I wanted to order a power bank from an online store and went over the whole Internet with a fine-tooth comb. The one that I needed [ … ]. The post Omnichannel Support: The What and How Behind It appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Support

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Routing Right

Contact Center Pipeline

The French writer and editor, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, created this wonderful phrase “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” which roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” I sometimes feel that way about contact centers.

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Don’t Forget What Got You to the Dance?

Shep Hyken

A restaurant took its most popular item off the menu. It had been on there a long time, and the owner decided it was time to make a change, even though it was his guests’ favorite dish. . A company changed its invoicing terms.