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

Reduce Agent Turnover with Better Omni-Channel Support

Unymira

When it comes to customer service, the conversation often revolves around new technologies that will help improve your Key Performance Indicators such as Net Promoter Score, First Call Resolution Rate, and more. Customer Service

Why the concept of "The Power of One" is important to your contact center

The Call Center School

How one agent can make a substantial difference. Research has shown that the main reason customers choose not to return is not because of pricing or product issues. Most customers don't return due to poor service. Your frontline agents can make all the difference.

What is the True Cost of Losing a Customer?

Advantage Communications

Smart business owners will know that satisfying each and every customer is essential for the long-term success of your business.

How to Engage Your Millennial and Gen Z Contact Center Agents

Serenova

Every generation comes with its own preferences and habits. Millennials and Gen Z are no different. For years, contact center agents were largely run by Baby Boomer and Gen X agents. Accordingly, processes were created to best suit them. However, as many contact center managers know, those same processes may not work for their Millennial (born between 1981 and 1996) and Gen Z (born in 1997 and later) counterparts. These two generations now make up a growing proportion of contact center agents.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Leadership Sets the Tone of the Culture

ShepHyken

One of our Shepard Letter subscribers, who asked to remain anonymous, recently shared a story worth telling. To protect him from the backlash he’s concerned about, we’ll change his name to “protect the innocent,” as the saying goes, just in case someone from his company reads this.

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Things That Happen When You Go From Employee to Supervisor

Myra Golden Media

I got my first management title when I was twenty-six years old. The person I’d beat out for the position had been with the company 26 years, and in one hiring decision, this woman, who wanted my job, become my direct report. She’d been with the company since before I was in kindergarten.

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How AI is Reducing Handle Time and Improving the Customer Experience in 2019

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s a well-known fact that customers hate to wait. In a recent survey on consumer attitudes, researchers discovered that 35% of the respondents stopped doing business with some of their favorite brands after just one episode of waiting too long for a customer service agent to resolve their issue.

Guest Blog: How to Get the Most from Seasonal Customer Service Employees

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Joel Gottesman who shares tips to ensure that seasonal employees provide an excellent customer experience. This past season, retailers hired more than 575,000 seasonal employees to help manage the holiday rush.

Five strategies to improve customer experience in telecoms

TechSee

In the highly competitive telecom industry, customer experience is a critical factor in building and maintaining a competitive advantage. A recent report by Forrester takes this concept one step further by proving that improving customer experience in telecoms delivers a boost to all KPIs.

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.

Why Too Much Choice is a Bad Thing

Beyond Philosophy

People like choices. They just don’t like choosing, at least not when there are too many options. However, if you give people the option of shopping where there are only two options or where there is a wide selection, people will nearly always choose to shop where there are many choices. Then, when they get there, they can’t make a decision and feel frustrated and disappointed about it.

Beware Healthcare… Your Access Center May Be at Risk!

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact centers are among the fastest-growing segment in the healthcare industry. Since the 1990s, hospitals have been consolidating and forming “systems.” These systems have also been absorbing physician private practices and centralizing functions.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 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.

A SaaS Companies Guide to Improving and Driving Customer Retention

ProProfs Blog

A loyal customer base is the cornerstone for any successful business. More so for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies since acquiring new customers on a B2B level is much more difficult. This makes customer retention a necessity for SaaS-based companies.

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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.

Why Too Much Choice is a Bad Thing

Beyond Philosophy

People like choices. They just don’t like choosing, at least not when there are too many options. However, if you give people the option of shopping where there are only two options or where there is a wide selection, people will nearly always choose to shop where there are many choices.

Pizza Party Contest: We Have a Winner!

Contact Center Pipeline

Thanks to all of you for participating in our 10th Anniversary Pizza Party Contest. We were blown away with the number of responses received! I guess everyone really does love a pizza party! The winner of the party is: The Costa Del Mar contact center in Daytona Beach, FL.

Amazing Business Radio: Jeff Nicholson

ShepHyken

Service Utopia with Guest Jeff Nicholson. Crafting a Frictionless Service Experience for Employees and Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Jeff Nicholson. They discuss self-service, points of friction and effort, and Jeff’s newest whitepaper, “ Achieving Digital Customer Service Transformation.”.

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Live Chat Features, Benefits & Pricing: Understanding Why CS Experts Emphasis its Use

ProProfs Blog

How does it feel when your customers compliment the business for providing instant support? It feels great, isn’t it? However, connecting with customers in real-time can be a challenge through existing communication media such as emails and phone calls.

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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.

Is It Time for Your Contact Center Check Up?

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. Clients frequently ask me what is the single most important activity they should undertake to ensure that their center is operating and performing at an optimal level.

Future of Contact Centers Survey: Tell Us What You Think

Contact Center Pipeline

Consumer expectations are higher than ever. To build a customer experience that will meet those expectations, organizations need to “know them better,” “help them faster,” and “wow them everywhere.” Many companies have elevated CX to the top of the priority list, and along with it, the contact center. Top organizations are integrating new tools and […]. Featured call center contact center

What is a Good NPS Score?

GetFeedback

The question of what is a good NPS score is popular among brands who value customer experience. A Net Promoter Score, or NPS, has become a necessary customer experience metric.

How to Be a Better Bicoastal Team: 5 Takeaways From Our Marketing Offsite

Guru

As a bicoastal marketing team, we’re committed to keeping in touch over Zoom and Slack, but whenever we can get together in person, we jump at the chance.

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 white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Top 18 Most Influential Women in the Sales World (2019 Ready)

CrazyCall

There are dozens of hundreds of rankings devoted to sales influencers and experts across different industries and the world in general (we’ve also published one ). But there’s one thing all of them have in common. Those lists don’t include enough women. We’ve decided to remedy the situation and created a list of 18 saleswomen who in our view play an essential role in the world of sales. Tiffani Bova. Customer growth, sales and innovation evangelist at Salesforce. LinkedIn. Twitter. Medium .

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How do your clients view you today?

Integrity Solutions

Clients may not currently view you as a partner, and that’s because success in the past didn’t depend on it. But clients’ expectations have changed, with the choice being evolve or risk being left behind. By Donna Horrigan.

How to Segment Your Customers to Grow Revenue

GetFeedback

While you can’t reach out to each customer individually, it’s nice when you can get as close as possible. The problem is that it’s challenging. You want to provide great customer experiences to every possible customer group, but that’s difficult to do, even with a relatively small organization.

What Is Help Desk Software Used For?

ProProfs Blog

Do your customers appreciate you when it takes a lot of time to resolve their queries? Of course, not. As a business, you need to ensure minimal or no downtime. When you employ a support ticketing software, there are a few chances of your customer complaints going on hold.

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!

Difference Between Call Center and BPO That Makes the Difference

OctopusTech

We often make the mistake of merging the two terms Call Center Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing with each other. And we are doing it for so long that we never once thought these two terms might have different meanings. Well, let me tell you, they have.

Telephone Etiquette is Crucial to Customer Service

CSM Magazine

Telephone etiquette is a critical ingredient to making a positive first impression. Here’s what your employees need to know. Make sure that you and everyone else who has access to your clients by phone know and practice professional courtesy.

6 Deep Audience Research Methods to Improve Your Targeting

GetFeedback

Buyer personas are often created on instinct instead of data. And let’s be honest, that doesn’t improve the customer experience. In some cases, buyer personas limit you to targeting one or two types of people, ignoring the different stages of the buyer cycle entirely.

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