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Three Ways Contact Center Staffing and Training Has Evolved

Contact Center Pipeline

It seems like every day we learn about a new brick-and-mortar retail giant that is closing stores across the country. Sam’s Club, Toys R Us, Sears and Macy’s are just a few retailers saying goodbye to physical locations. While some are moving to e-commerce, others are simply no longer competitive.

Setting the Record Straight on CSAT, NPS, and CES

Customer Service Life

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. This article was originally published on the FCR blog on July 2, 2019. Click here to read the original. Did you get a chance to read the article in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Dubious Management Fad Sweeping Corporate America?”

Contact Center Trends that Drive Company Growth

Ansafone

Keeping your contact center up to date with the latest trends and smartest best practices plays a crucial role in business growth. The post Contact Center Trends that Drive Company Growth appeared first on Ansafone Contact Centers. Contact Center contact center customer experience trends

What Can You Do To Create a Better Experience For Your Customers?

ShepHyken

If you’ve ever seen one of my speaking presentations, you’ve most likely heard my story about my favorite cab driver. It is an example of excellent customer service. It’s universal—I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t been in a taxi.

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.

The Secret of Creating Loyal Customers

Beyond Philosophy

I have a few things that drive me crazy in the business world. In this episode of The Intuitive Customer, we are going to talk about how organizations often define loyalty, and why I think they have it all wrong. It makes me upset when I think about it.

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Under Redaction! Why Companies Can’t Seem To Get It Right When It Comes To Recorded Data

Callminer

Another day, another enterprise giant being forced to admit that sensitive customer data may have been improperly monitored or used without consent. In this latest instance, it was a case of outside contractors listening to user recordings without their knowledge.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of August 19, 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. Which is Your CX Priority: Satisfied Customers or Profit?

How Pulling Away for 3 Hours a Week Can Actually Make You More Productive

Myra Golden Media

Every week I set aside three uninterrupted hours to work on me. In this “Strategic Block,” a term coined in the book “12 Week Year,” I don’t allow emails, calls, or meetings, and no regular business tasks. I focus solely on personal or professional development.

Building a CX Dashboard

CX Accelerator

If you’re running a CX program, you need a way of communicating your progress to your superiors and the broader organisation. We are all guilty of not communicating enough on occasion.so

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Customer Centricity: Bridging the Gap Between Expectations and Experience

Contact Center Pipeline

It has been almost 15 years since Bain & Company delivered its jaw-dropping statistic on the customer experience delivery gap.

Guest Blog: Omnichannel Customer Service – Why should you implement it in your business?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Martin Frascaroli who talks about why it is important to meet your customer needs using omnichannel customer service. . Your potential customers want to buy quickly and comfortably through an integrated experience.

4 Lessons from AI Proof of Concept Failures in Customer Service

TechSee

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have delivered big wins for many B2C companies. AI technologies have enabled biometric identification, voice recognition, predictive analytics and, of course, chatbots.

Customer Satisfaction Best Practices You Need To Know

Totango

When you meet a customer’s expectations, you make them happy. That’s the basic concept behind customer satisfaction. Sometimes, however, the potential value of your product or service outstrips customer expectations.

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.

Reasons Why A 24/7 Call Center May Be Right For Your Business

TeleDirect

It wasn’t too long ago that companies set the rules regarding when and where they did business. If customers wanted to buy a product or service, they had to get to the place of business during open hours or go without.

Amazing Business Radio: John Rossman

ShepHyken

Think Like Amazon. Innovation from the World’s Leading Customer-Obsessed Company. Shep Hyken interviews John Rossman. They discuss John’s new book, Think Like Amazon , and how to utilize the key factors that drive Amazon’s success.

Take Knowledge Management Efforts Org-Wide With Guru's Summer Launch

Guru

Knowledge sharing can often feel like a personal pain. You’re shoulder-tapped by that new sales rep, or you get that Slack message from a customer service agent after a recent product update. And while the pain feels personal, the problem is widespread. product updates

How to Build an Award-Winning Customer Service Strategy

Nextiva

A customer service strategy is a thorough plan to handle customer interactions. It lets you provide a consistent customer experience throughout the customer journey. Improved customer experience results in a more loyal customer base.

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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 Measure User Adoption and Increase Your Rates

Totango

Metrics are a means to an end. They are not a goal in and of themselves. Their importance lies in their ability to reveal the customer experience of the product or service so you can add value to that experience and maximize the growth of both the customer and your own enterprise.

What is Knowledge Management?

Mindtouch

Knowledge is quickly becoming a company’s most important asset. Beyond supporting internal audiences, such as support agents and new hires, knowledge is often the medium through which companies attract, educate, onboard, support, and keep their customers.

How to win new customers with better experiences – Part 2

Kayako

In our previous post we talked about what customers were expecting from companies they did business with. In this post we will cover the steps you must take as a business to ensure you’re doing everything you can to remain relevant to your customer at each step of their journey.

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

NICE inContact

Millennials – born between 1980 and 1995 – have been workforce rookies for the past 15 years, but there is a new kid in town, Generation Z.

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.

4 Main Benefits of an 833 Vanity Number

CallSource Insights

Why should you take advantage of the newest prefix for easy-to-remember custom vanity phone numbers?

WFM Tips: Tip 1 - Planning Scheduled Breaks

Zoom International

An often followed practice in contact centers is to "not let too many agents take their break at one time.". This is a sound approach to staffing if the incoming workload is steady and all employees are working a shift that spans the operating hours.

SHAKEN/STIR and Its Impact to Call Center Operations

Arbeit

In the world of call blocking and labeling, one of the most talked-about anti-robocalling initiatives comes in the form of the SHAKEN/STIR protocol.

Concentrix Wins Brandon Hall Group Award

Concentrix

Accolades presented in four categories Fremont, CA – Winners of the 2019 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management and HR, Sales Performance and Corporate Initiatives were announced during an online webinar on Aug. 22, 2019. Concentrix won in four separate categories for demonstrating. The post Concentrix Wins Brandon Hall Group Award appeared first on Concentrix.

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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.

How to stop your prospects from ghosting you

JustCall

You tirelessly put in efforts to get a prospect interested in your product. You answered their questions at odd hours. Whenever they would ask you to come on call, you would be ready. After 2-3 weeks of back and forth conversations, you are confident that they would be signing up any time now.

Using Knowledge Management Best Practices to Improve Experiential Learning Success in Schools

Guru

Guru is proud to partner with Ka'ana Solutions as part of our Guru for Good non-profit program. This article originally appeared on Ka'ana's blog.

Back to School: Will Your Customer Experience Make the Grade?

Serenova

As a parent, this is a time of mixed emotions for me. Summer is ending, the kids head back to school and the quickened pace of our family routine returns. Yet, driven by the schedules of two pre-teens, preparation for the unexpected is a must.