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.

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.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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.

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?

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.

Inside View: Gopher Sport

Contact Center Pipeline

Anyone who manages, or has managed, a school or community athletic program no doubt is already aware of Gopher Sport’s products and their reputation for exceptional customer service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

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 Enablement Is Not Enough: Enter Empowerment

Guru

When it comes to helping revenue teams, the term “enablement” usually comes to mind. Enabling a sales or support team to work better sounds great.

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Amazing Business Radio: Rebecca Martin

ShepHyken

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

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.

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.

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.

Guru Launches 4 New Features To Further Empower Revenue Teams

Guru

There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down, being in the right headspace to work, and coming to the sudden realization that you’re missing a key piece of knowledge needed to get started.

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Is On-Premise Software Dead? Why So Many Companies are Moving to SaaS

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

When evaluating software, it’s easy to fall back on what you’ve done in the past. Your work computer likely has Windows and the Office suite installed directly on the machine, so why shouldn’t you have software for sales, customer support, marketing, or other industries right alongside it?

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Guess What Pairs Well with Nashville Hot Chicken

Transparent BPO

You’ve probably heard of Nashville Hot Chicken. Plenty of places in the Music City serve it, and you can try it while attending CCW Winter in Nashville later this week. Want to guess what beverage pairs well with hot chicken? Champagne. That’s right.

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

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.

15 Net Promoter Score statistics you need to know in 2019

Lumoa

Did you know that NPS is the most popular customer experience metric? Find out the latest NPS data and statistics to power up your customer experience strategy in 2019! RSS generated with FetchRss

What Are The Secrets Of Sales Voicemail That Truly Results In A Call-Back?

Dialer 360

A seller may have a higher response rate of an email or another type of message. Either responses to voicemail are more productive and demonstrate. This is the best level of interest. A salesperson loses in quantity and gains in quality. No doubt you will not get any response at all.

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