Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

WFM Software Suite: Making the Right Purchase Decision

Pipkins

When it comes to purchasing a WFM software suite, making the right choice can be reason to celebrate due to the positive impact on not just your contact center operations, but your entire organization.

A Miscellaneous Lot of Thoughts on Quality Scoring

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on December 10, 2018. Click here to read the original. Over the past year or so I’ve had many conversations about contact center quality assurance — some of which I’ve shared in past articles.

Three Preparations You Should Make Before Talking to Your Employee About a Problem

Myra Golden Media

One of the things I’m working on for 2019 is giving you tools to help you coach your employees and hold them accountable so that they are positioned to deliver the best possible customer experience. The way YOU do that is, you go into discussions with your employees with a plan, and with confidence.

Give Up Sex for Amazon?

ShepHyken

Customer Relationships. How much do you love the companies you do business with, the restaurants you frequent or the stores you shop at? How upset would you be if they told you they were going out of business? Or, what if you could save them from going out of business by giving up something.

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.

Declaring Victory in the War on Contact Center Agent Performance

Call Center Coach

Some wars seem to rage on forever. Whether you’re fighting the battle to stop eating that dessert you love that’s bad for you, or you continuously battle a war with contact center agent performance, it’s time for you to enjoy the sweet taste of victory.

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Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About Coaching Problem Employees

Myra Golden Media

One of the things I’m working on for you in 2019 is giving you tools to help you coach your employees and hold them accountable, so they’re positioned to deliver the best possible customer experience. Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Coaching.

Guest Blog: Are You Setting the Right Customer Experience Goals?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Tim Houlne who writes about the importance of integrating technology into your business to provide the optimum customer experience. – Shep Hyken. This post is an excerpt from Humach’s latest eBook, The Guide to CX Success , which can be found here.

How Academic Research Can Improve Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I have always been surprised by the massive wealth of data in academia that doesn’t get used. The reason, I believe, is the language. The way academic research is written is like a reading a legal brief; it’s impenetrable.

How to Add ProProfs Live Chat to WordPress Website

ProProfs Blog

Live Chat is often misconstrued as a tool only used by premium websites owned by large enterprises. Most of you may think that it isn’t easy to set up a 24*7 live support system. Right? Well, that’s not true in all the cases.

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.

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Addressing Unacceptable Performance

Myra Golden Media

Talking to employees about problem performance, and getting them to change is hard – unless you do four things very well. Here’s what I wish everyone knew about addressing unacceptable employee performance.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 14, 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.

Are You A Risk Taker?

Beyond Philosophy

Are You a Risk Taker? We all have varying levels of risk tolerance. When we shy away from risk, we call that risk-aversion. This episode of The Intuitive Customer discusses the concept of risk aversion and how it affects customers’ behavior in your Customer Experience.

How to Be a Supervisor in the Modern Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Company cultures and leadership styles tend to shift over the years as they adapt to the behaviors and expectations of the dominant generation in the workforce.

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.

Behind The Scenes Look at My Filming at LinkedIn Learning

Myra Golden Media

For two years I’ve partnered with LinkedIn Learning to create courses to help employees be more assured and skilled in their ability to handle demanding customers. Here are some fun behind the scenes photos from last week’s visit to film two new training courses.

Amazing Business Radio: Rebecca Martin

ShepHyken

The Business of Emotion. Striking a Balance Between Technology and Human Connection. Shep Hyken interviews Rebecca Martin.

Seven Principles of Business Integrity

Integrity Solutions

Any company can put words on paper and talk about what their values are. But if people aren’t living business integrity in everything they do, it won’t matter what you say. “If If you have integrity, nothing else matters.

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Absenteeism Is a Pain

Contact Center Pipeline

Absenteeism is a pain, we all know that. According to Benchmark Portal, absenteeism equates to 6.48% of all scheduled hours in a contact center. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet to stop absenteeism.

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.

Checklist for Creating an Effective Customer Survey

ProProfs Blog

I came across a quote on the internet the other day, and it struck a chord. It said, “The customer’s perception is your reality”. We present a brand image to our customer of who we are, but in the end, the reality is what the customer views it to be.

The lost suitcase – the sad reality of customer experience evolution

ijgolding

According to Wikipedia , the term, ‘seven year itch’ can be described as follows: The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage.

Creating A Customer Service Quality Assurance Form Doesn’t Have To Be Scary (Here’s How)

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the MaestroQA blog on December 2, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Creating a quality form for your customer service team can be a scary task. Questions abound. How many items should it hold? What questions matter most? Which ones don’t?

10 Real-Life Customer Service Examples and Tips to Grow Your Fan Base

Nextiva

Product reliability and quality have become near-commodities in our world. The challenge then, for a business, is to find another way to differentiate yourself. And one of the best ways to truly engage customers is to connect with them via superior customer service. Today, let’s look at a variety of companies whose have succeeded by […].

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Multi-lingual survey – Where does it matter?

ProProfs Blog

English is the global language of business, travel, and pleasure. Yet English is only spoken by 20% of the world’s population. That’s roughly around 1.5 billion people out of which only 360 million are native English speakers.

5 Survey Tips for Getting Better Customer Data

GetFeedback

Some people might say that the secret to a successful customer feedback survey campaign is quantity. If you send out enough surveys, you’re bound to get some responses eventually, right? Wrong.

Tell me how you address burnout with your customer service team

Customer Service Life

Telling your boss that you are burnt out seems like it might just be the end of your stable paycheck. Can you actually look your boss in the face and admit that you’ve been unable to keep up with the amount of work on your plate?

Why You Need a Customer Reviews Strategy in 2019

Nextiva

When customers speak, brands listen. That’s the baseline for doing business in a customer-centric economy. That’s why you just can’t emphasize the importance of customer reviews! Customer reviews have come a long way from simple word-of-mouth recommendations to published online assessments dissecting your product. Through social media and customer review sites, customers easily share their […].

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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.

Is Your Customer Support in the Right Direction? Check these Help Desk Metrics

ProProfs Blog

Think of a scenario where your customers are unhappy with the support that your team offers to them, and you face steadily declining customer ratings. Of course, you don’t want your customer support to face this kind of situation. Employing customer support software is, thus, the safest bet here.

When and How to Develop Customer Service Material

GetFeedback

As a customer service leader, you want to make sure your audience is supported at all times. Customers should have access to the information they need–whether it’s from a member of your team or from a robust knowledge base.

Just Branch

Branch Mesenger

Most of you already know us as Branch, but we’re making it official. Au revoir, Messenger, you’ve served us well. Taking a little inspiration from Beyoncé and Dunkin’, we’re officially shedding the Messenger and simply going with one moniker: Branch.