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.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Your Query Failed. Now What?

Call Center Weekly

By Diana Aviles Sometimes, you just get stuck. You sit there at your desk trying to come up with every way possible a person can say something with the hope that it will help make some progress on getting your category or query to pass validation.

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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 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.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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 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.

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

3 Tips On How To Measure Customer Experience

Lumoa

Wondering what is the optimal way to measure customer experience? Choosing customer experience metric seems to be a complex process? Don't let the variety trick you. Start collecting customer feedback and measuring customer experience with a simple and easy KPIs and metrics! Feed generated with FetchRSS