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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.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook today, and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics!

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. Our focus was on which technologies are expected to have the greatest impact and what that impact might be.

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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.

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?

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

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.

How AI Can Help

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

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Your Contact Center is the most customer focused area in your organization. It is where centralized conversations take place, the voice of the customer is amplified, and the amount of data captured is significant. Technology must provide reliable options for customers to reach you when they want and obtain the same great service regardless of the channel they choose. Your customers should have a positive customer experience with every interaction.

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.

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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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.

How to Build a CX Program from the Ground Up

It’s no secret - customer experience is the new competitive battlefield. In this eBook, TopBox shares step-by-step guidance on how to build and scale a rock-solid CX program that will fuel measurable revenue and affect organizational change.

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

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.

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.

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?

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

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.

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.

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.

What Are the Best Support Channels for Serving Customers?

Toister Performance Solutions

When I started working in contact centers they were called call centers because that's what customers did. They called. Today, it's very different. Customers have far more options for contacting a company beyond the phone.

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.

Infographic: The power of personalization and Gen Z

TELUS International

CX Best Practices

The Purpose Of A Corporation, Redefined

Customer Experience Matters

Almost 200 CEO's redefine the purpose of a corporation. My take: It's all about adding value to people's lives. The post The Purpose Of A Corporation, Redefined appeared first on Experience Matters. Customer experience

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.