Sat.Nov 24, 2018 - Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Three Lesser-Known Variables That Can Impact Forecasting Data

Monet Software

Great forecasts are the result of many factors: collaboration with your marketing and sales teams, consistent agent performance that makes it easier to anticipate staffing requirements, and a workforce management solution that delivers precise results. But it all begins with data.

Create Safety or You’ll Never Get Performance

Contact Center Pipeline

In his excellent 2018 book, “The Culture Code,” Daniel Coyle writes extensively about the concept of “safety” in company cultures.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Call Center Scheduling

ChaseData

For most business owners and operators, scheduling is a priority. Ensuring that their workforce is available when they’re needed and that customers are being served is just part of creating a positive work environment and establishing good customer service.

Digital Transformation: The Unexpected Opportunities and Surprising Problems for Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I don’t go to a store looking for a product these days. What’s more, it occurred to me a couple of years ago that I no longer Google products that I want to buy; I “Amazon” them. I suspect many of you do the same. In many ways, Amazon-ing products is a result of the digital transformation.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Let Your Customers Tell Your Story

ShepHyken

In the past, I’ve written and talked about “ Telling Your Story.” The idea is that you look to create the “legendary” type of stories that come from your employees and set the bar for the customer experience you want to deliver.

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Securing Network Access for Call Center Staff

Call Center Weekly

The importance of getting access management right cannot be overstated. You need to make sure that anybody accessing your systems – and the data within - is exactly who they say they are.

190 Billion Reasons Why You Should Find the Root Causes of Complaints

Callminer

I was fascinated by a story about the cost of complaints based on a study by the Institute of Customer Service.

Amazing Business Radio: Annette Franz

ShepHyken

It’s All About The Customer. Using Journey Mapping to Put the Customer Back into the Customer Experience (CX). Annette Franz returns to Amazing Business Radio to discuss becoming more customer-centric, how to understand your ideal customer, and journey mapping. . .

Customer Happiness and the Problem of Choice

Beyond Philosophy

My local diner has a menu that looks like a spiral-bound book. Breakfast served all day!” it says, before presenting me with four pages of breakfast fare, then another six that seem to span the globe. Fried chicken and waffles. Burritos. Spaghetti and meatballs.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Contact Center and Back Office Talent Acquisition and the Knicks

Call Center Weekly

Your former Recruiting team just took you through a PowerPoint presentation in which they proudly announced that Recruiting should hence forth be referred to as “Talent Acquisition.” Great!

Behind the Scenes with Our Customer Service eLearning

Myra Golden Media

This week has been dedicated to customized customer service eLearning for some of my favorite clients. Well, all of my clients are my “favorite.” ” People often ask me how we put together our tailored online training for clients. So, I decided to take you behind the scenes.

Guest Blog: 4 Easy Ways to Achieve Difficult Customer Contact Goals

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Brian Cantor who gives us a list of ways to achieve success and consistency when communicating with customers on any channel. – Shep Hyken.

Identifying the Right Workforce Manager Candidate

Contact Center Pipeline

The more career-centered workforce managers I meet, the more alike I notice that we all are. We share the same traits, with experience level being the main difference.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Understanding Customer’s Mental Budgets

Beyond Philosophy

Customers tend to partition money and resources into different categories and this affects their spending patterns. What are the implications of this for you? How can you use this to take your customer experience to the next level? Colin reveals how you can download his ebook ‘Unlocking the Hidden Customer Experience’ for free! The post Understanding Customer’s Mental Budgets appeared first on. Podcast

Ten Dumb Things Smart Contact Center Executives Do

Taylor Reach Group

There are a lot of smart — very smart — individuals managing and directing Call and Contact Centers today. Yet these bright, bright people still manage from time to time to do things that defy understanding.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 26, 2018

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.

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Top 5 Posts in November

Contact Center Pipeline

Holiday travel provides a lot of down time (aka blog reading time) at the airport, on trains, as a car passenger. Pipeline blog readers took advantage of their spare moments this month to catch up on the topics that are trending and some that are always relevant for running a high-performing contact center. The following […].

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

The 3 Fundamentals Everyone Always Forget with Internal Customer Service

Myra Golden Media

Now you can give your employees even more great skills for delivering the best customer experience and for handling difficult customer situations. Sign up for my email list and learn specific tips, approaches, and phrases to help your employees help your customers. Customer Experience Design Internal Customer Service

Inside Customer Success: Densify

Amity

[ Photo Credits: Nathanael De Boer [link] boer.com/ ]. Founded in 1999, Densify is a SaaS company focused on Cloud optimization, specifically working in the SaaS industry for 2 years.

Infographic – AR in Customer Service

TechSee

Augmented Reality (AR) – the ability to overlay and share physical objects, spaces and images on mobile devices – is revolutionizing the customer experience across multiple industries.

The Ultimate Playbook for Live Chat Customer Service

GetFeedback

Today, companies must provide customers with personalized, seamless customer service across all channels. But that’s not all—the modern customer also expects to receive speedy support from a real person, which means the days of putting customers on hold are over.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Where Does the Next Customer Service Superstar Come From?

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Here are two questions for you. 1) Where does an employee receive the necessary skill set to become a customer service superstar? 2) How can we identify the needed traits of a potentially great service provider?

5 Ways to Improve Your Website Conversion Rate with ProProfs Chat & Shopify Integration

ProProfs Blog

It’s disheartening to see your Shopify store customers abandon their carts. The feeling further magnifies when you get to know that cart abandonment leave a 97.9% gap in conversions. As scary as this sounds, you need a recovery plan in place.

Blue Ocean Promotes Sean Miller to Director of Workforce Management

BlueOcean

Sean Miller, Director of Workforce Management. Blue Ocean, an award-winning provider of customer care solutions, announces that Sean Miller has been promoted to Director of Workforce Management.

How InVision Empowers Its Sales Team to Have Better Conversations

Guru

InVision is a digital product design platform that powers exceptional user experiences. As sales enablement manager at InVision, Mike Garber provides the sales team – which is completely remote – with the knowledge and training they need to communicate effectively in market.

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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.

Anticipating Customers’ Needs is the New Customer Service

Return Customer

Telegrams first gave way to the telephone which were then made obsolete by smartphones. Everything around us is evolving and so is customer service. Most businesses today have three or four channels of communication that allows customers to reach to them via phone, email, live chat and so on.

Concentrix Wins European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA)

Concentrix

Most Effective Client Program London, UK – Our team in Bulgaria won “Most Effective Improvement Program” at the ECCCSA awards gala in London on Nov. 27, The post Concentrix Wins European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA) appeared first on Concentrix. 2018 Award News NewsClip

Cisco Recognizes ConvergeOne as Software Partner of the Year

ConvergeOne

Cisco recently recognized ConvergeOne as its Software Partner of the Year for US West at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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