Sat.Jul 06, 2019 - Fri.Jul 12, 2019

How to Create a Great User Onboarding Experience That Leads to Product Adoption and Customer Success

ChurnZero

This is a guest blog post by Andy Mura, the Head of Marketing at Userlane. When you think of the reasons why churn happens , what immediately comes to mind?

Contact Center Agent Acculturation: Bridging the Culture Gap

Transparent BPO

Most of the clients served by Transparent BPO are U.S.-based based companies. Most Belizeans are native English-speakers who have a great affinity for the U.S. and a healthy level of understanding of American culture.

Memory Cues – Excellent CX Is Useless If No One Remembers It

Beyond Philosophy

When we buy things, our memory generates the choice set that we have under consideration. It is essential for your Customer Experience strategy that you understand how customers create memories and how to ensure your brand is included in that set of recalled choices. .

Turning your contact center into an insight center

Tethr

Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate a fascinating discussion at the ICMI Expo in Ft. Lauderdale with Tim Donchez, Continuous Improvement Director at Lutron Electronics.

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!

What Signals Are You Unintentionally Sending Your Customers?

ShepHyken

I first came across this idea in the book Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon , which I consider one of the most important books written on customer service.

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Contact Center Vendors: A Memo About Your Demo

Contact Center Pipeline

Memo to the Vendor Community: We work with many clients that are interested in acquiring new technology. It is always a good sign when investments in technology are being made. As we work through the acquisition process with clients, technology providers are asked to deliver a system “demo.”

10 Call Center Mistakes to Avoid when Striving for Effortless Experience

TechSee

According to Gartner , organizations should strive to deliver low-effort customer experiences because simplicity is the most significant driver of loyalty. In fact, 96% of customers who experience a high-effort interaction become more disloyal compared to just 9% who have a low-effort experience.

Amazing Business Radio: Michelle Hayward

ShepHyken

The Five Core Values of Company Culture. Creating Amazing Customer Experiences From the Inside Out. Shep Hyken interviews Michelle Hayward. They discuss how to create and cultivate the core values and culture that keep companies strong.

Four Ways to Get Utility Customers to Cut to the Point On Customer Service Calls (These Tips Help Control Calls In Any Industry)

Myra Golden Media

I’m working with a utility company in the northeast. All of my customer service workshops begin with what I call a Discovery Discussion – a video conference where I discover the problem my client needs me to solve.

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.

Inside View: Jerri Pigg-Shoemake, WPS Government Health Administrators

Contact Center Pipeline

In the complex world of Medicare administration, no one understands the need to deliver quick, accurate and up-to-date information to program providers better than Jerri Pigg-Shoemake.

Unleashing Agent Retention in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fifth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 , Step 4 ) in the contact center agent journey is about agent retention. Retaining contact center agents has always been a significant focus area in contact centers.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 8, 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. This Bizarre Support Chat Will Make You Laugh. Or Cry.

These 3 Keys for Getting Library Customers to Use Self-Service Is Going to Change Your Service Model!

Myra Golden Media

One morning I was using the kiosk at the airport to check-in for my flight. Self-service check-in is something I do, all of the time. I like using self-service, and most of the time, I know what I’m doing. But on this day, something went wrong, and I wasn’t able to print my ticket.

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.

Contact Center Hiring & Retention: Using AI to Predict Which Job Candidates Will Be Successful

Contact Center Pipeline

Do you have trouble hiring quality agents? Retaining the superstars? You’re not alone. Surveys suggest agent attrition is a top concern year after year. And no wonder: the ramification of bad hires is expensive. The average cost to recruit, hire and train each new agent starts around $6,500 depending upon vertical. Poor hires mean higher […].

Leadership that Engages in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fourth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 ) in the contact center agent journey is about leadership that engages agents. Employee engagement has always been a problem in contact centers.

Guest Blog: How to Use FM Machine Learning and AI to Improve the Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Hugues Meyrath who says that by integrating machine learning and AI capabilities into your processes, you can optimize the performance of your facilities and staff to drive a positive customer experience.

Quality Form Development Webinar!

Myra Golden Media

Read the webinar outline and signup! Customer Experience Design

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.

How Choice Architecture Can Revolutionize Your Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Choice architecture is a significant factor in buying decisions you make every day. From how they stock the buffet line to how likely you are to donate your organs after you die, the psychology of choice is influencing your decisions every day.

High-Performance Agent Development in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The third step ( Step 1 , Step 2 ) in the contact center agent journey is about developing high-performing agents. Once agents move beyond your on-boarding process and their new hire learning curve, it’s time to focus on enabling their performance.

The pros and cons of remote customer support

UJET

Support teams are arguably the most important part of the customer experience. Agents become the voice of the company when they interact with customers. These experiences can lead to repeat sales or a loss of a customer depending on that single interaction. customer service Customer Support Agent

3 Ways to Get Quality Contact Center Monitoring Right

Myra Golden Media

The goal was to motivate customer service employees to deliver a better customer experience by monitoring calls and giving feedback on calls. The manager carefully crafted a monitoring form, which would be used to measure everything from listening skills to friendliness, to empathy.

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.

3 Tips for Improving the Enterprise Customer Experience

Totango

What’s your company’s most precious asset? It’s not your inventory, your stock options, or your intellectual property. It’s your customers. Your business can’t exist without them, and if you want your business to last, you’ve got to make them happy.

Successful On-boarding in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The second step ( the first step ) in the contact center agent journey comes with the on-boarding process. This is one area of the agent journey that can be dramatically different from one organization to the next.

Why Should You Care About Internal Customer Service?

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Imagine a customer service manager needs to hire a new representative.

Statistics that Predict the Future of Customer Service

Return Customer

“The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.” ” Peter Drucker, better known as the father of management thinking, once gave us this beautiful gem of a quote.

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.

Modern Leading Morale Steps to Lead Great Customer Service Performance

Kayako

Leaders, do you know how to lead high morale for great customer service delivery? Customer service work in help desks , contact centers, technical support teams, and ecommerce centers is challenging and stressful. Are you adding to the reps’ stress or inspiring them to greatness?

How to Hire Right in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The first step in the contact center agent journey comes with the hiring process. During the past few decades in the industry I’ve come to rely on learning from some of the top industry experts to help guide my thinking and idea creation.

Understanding the Importance of Customer Retention

Totango

You wouldn’t throw your money away on the street, would you? Or drop it down the garbage disposal? If you’re not working hard to retain customers, you may as well—because you’ll be losing money. A one-time customer is a lost revenue opportunity.