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TOP 20 Call Center Metrics Managers Can’t Ignore – Part 4

CrazyCall

Welcome to Part 4, the last, but certainly not least piece of our 4-part blog series on the key call center metrics that will help you gain powerful insights into the performance of your sales and customer calls.

3 Ways Customer Service Roles Can Evolve in the Post-Automation World

DigitalGenius Blog

We’re living in a moment of expectation and promise, but also of deep anxiety, for what AI, automation and robotics will bring to our lives and to society as a whole.

Could Employees Be Doing More? Some Call Center Agent Tricks

ChaseData

We all like to think our employees are doing the most that they possibly can with their paid time, but are your call center agents really making the best use of theirs?

The Best Feedback Question

ShepHyken

“Please stay on the line to answer a short, one-question survey at the end of this call.”. That’s what I heard just before the agent picked up the phone to help me. Just a one-question survey? Sounds short enough. Sure, I’ll give them an extra minute of my time.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

This Business Book Was So Good That I Took 41 Pages of Notes

Myra Golden Media

Every week I silo for three uninterrupted hours to invest in myself. For this self-improvement exercise, I’ve attended a webinar, read a book, watched a Ted Talk, or sat with a mentor over coffee.

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Computer Vision: The pathway to a personalized CRM experience

TechSee

Samantha is preparing for a party she’s hosting this weekend. She’d like to purchase a standalone freezer so she can cook in advance.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 28, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. What Do Customers Really Think Of Your Brand? by Athina Mallis.

Try Standing Like Wonder Woman For 2 Minutes Before Talking To An Employee About a Problem – You’ll Feel More Confident and Powerful

Myra Golden Media

If you go to a restroom stall and stand with your hands on your hips and point your elbows outward and hold that position for two minutes, you’ll perform very well in stressful situations.

The One Thing You Need to Change

Beyond Philosophy

Psychological theories help explain why people do what they do. As customer experience consultants we believe when you are working on a Customer Experience strategy psychological theory is crucial to understanding the behavior of your customers.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

5 Best Practices for Handling Difficult Customers

ProProfs Blog

Generating new business and growing your company is surely a tough task. Winning new business and then providing world-class customer service is surely not without its ups and downs.

Guest Blog: Building a Customer-Centric Culture Around CRM Software

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Dawn Gucciardo who took my model of Six D’s to Creating a Customer-Centric Culture and applied it to developing and implementing a CRM software. – Shep Hyken. Shep Hyken believes customer centricity must start on the inside, with your employees. Guess what?

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3 vital B2B findings from Dimension Data’s 2019 CX Report

Peter Lavers

Three key subjects from Dimension Data’s 2019 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report that are vital for every B2B company to take a long, hard look at itself about.

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The One Thing You Need to Change

Beyond Philosophy

Psychological theories help explain why people do what they do. As customer experience consultants we believe when you are working on a Customer Experience strategy psychological theory is crucial to understanding the behavior of your customers. However, psychology is unlike other sciences; it isn’t exact. In fact, you might have to consider much of what psychology tells us is provisional, an impermanent hypothesis that explains what many people do most of the time.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

How to Shorten your Customer Support Queues

ProProfs Blog

Isn’t it overwhelming to see a backlog of customer emails when you log in? Don’t you want to reduce and manage your customer support queues? If yes, it’s time you make a few prudent decisions. More than ever, it is critical to offer exceptional service to your customers.

Amazing Business Radio: Ryan Minton

ShepHyken

Thanks for Coming in Today. Taking Care of Employees So They Can Take Care of Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Ryan Minton. They discuss his new book, “ Thanks for Coming in Today ,” the hospitality industry, employee and customer appreciation, and the concept of aggressive hospitality.

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7 Ways to Do the Hard Work of Really Loving Your Employees on Valentine’s Day (and Beyond)

Contact Center Pipeline

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you’re thinking of taking your team to lunch or bringing in heart-shaped cupcakes, go for it: It’s a nice gesture. But don’t think your work is done… far from it.

How customer frustration leads to profit loss

TRUSTID

We know that consumers have higher expectations than ever before. Driving this is the fact financial institutions now provide more banking options, which make it easy and convenient for consumers to manage their personal finances.

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

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Best Ways to Utilize Social Media for Consumer Surveys

ProProfs Blog

How do you figure out what your customer wants? How do you anticipate their evolving needs? Well, one of the best tools to figure out that is sitting right in your hands! Social media has quickly grown up to become the best tool to gain a clearer picture of what consumers want.

5 Smart Ways to Use Your NPS Survey Results

GetFeedback

The results from Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys are the most underutilized tool in business. Okay, it’s a bold statement, but the potential locked up inside your NPS survey results is huge. From telling you that the majority customers are extremely annoyed with your new website design to predicting that your customers are about to switch to your closest competitor, there are so many valuable insights that are lost if you’re only looking at your NPS as a number. .

How Branch Pay Is Helping America's Hourly Workers Get Paid

Branch Mesenger

Nearly a month into the recent government shutdown and after missing her second paycheck, times were pretty tough for furloughed employee, Sigrid Layne. She had $1.06 in her bank account. "It's

The Edge That Will Help Sales Leaders Get Ahead

Integrity Solutions

The best sales leaders know that sales coaching is an investment of time that ultimately creates time on the back end. Firms that coach their salespeople effectively rack up 9% higher sales than the rest.

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

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

NICE inContact

Keeping good employees is a priority in every industry. But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you’re a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers constantly focus on. Every employee is unique in terms of what specifically satisfies them about a job and makes them stay with their employer.

Banking Strategies: A guide to effective fintech in 2019

Noble Systems

In the current issue of Banking Strategies, published by the Bank Administration Institute, Noble Systems Vice President of Marketing, Lee Allum, explores how banks and other financial institutions are using “Fintech” – the commonly used nickname for financial technology.

New and Improved! GetFeedback Survey Templates

GetFeedback

New Pre-Built Survey Templates by GetFeedback. We’re excited to release our new and improved in-app survey templates. Rather than starting from scratch, GetFeedback provides pre-built templates for every stage of the customer journey so you can successfully create surveys with ease.

How Chat Analytics Differs from Voice Analytics

Customer Service Life

This article originally appeared on the OpusResearch blog on November 16, 2018. Click here to read the original. Today’s contact centers are overflowing with insights about how to deliver a better customer experience.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

7 Contact Center Glossary Terms You Need to Know

NICE inContact

I could take you through a litany of common contact center terms and definitions … but why? There are plenty of places you can go to find that information. In fact, I’ve included a link to an unbiased market source at the end of this blog. There are, however, some terms you should know today, that might not be on lists of old. .

Banking Strategies: A guide to effective fintech in 2019

Noble Systems

In the current issue of Banking Strategies, published by the Bank Administration Institute, Noble Systems Vice President of Marketing, Lee Allum, explores how banks and other financial institutions are using “Fintech” – the commonly used nickname for financial technology.

How to Create Employee Engagement Surveys That Get Honest Answers

aircall

Team morale can be hard to gauge. However, knowing how well your team is doing is key to making informed decisions that benefit both your team and your organization.