Guest Blog: 7 Effective Ways HR Tech Improves Employee Engagement

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Linda Ginac who shares effective HR tech solutions that help companies focus on employee engagement. – Shep Hyken. Now more than ever, a high level of employee engagement is necessary to thrive, but improvements in this area are not always simple.

Unlock Your Employee Engagement Potential

Contact Center Pipeline

When I think about employee engagement, I relate it to a culture that includes things like trust, purpose, empowerment, development and recognition. Agent Engagement call center contact center continuous improvement employee engagement

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Employee Engagement: Now is the Time

Call Center Weekly

If leadership is wondering if employee engagement is good and necessary for their teams, I would have to emphatically say, "yes, it is!" As an employee engagement advisory board member, I realize employees have different motivation. Now is the time to engage.

How to motivate your WFH contact center staff – tactics for remote employee engagement

TechSee

When employees find themselves away from their regular office setting, they may feel disconcerted and demotivated. Harvard Business Review reports that being forced to work from home reduces employee motivation by 17 points. How can they drive remote employee engagement?

Best Practices for Keeping Remote Employees Engaged

Speaker: Dave Hoekstra, Calabrio

The benefits of a strong quality assurance program stretch far beyond the walls of the contact center, but in recent times of remote working, you may be struggling to assess agent performance and keep employees engaged. As your brand’s voice on the front line, it’s imperative to find new and unique ways to keep your remote agents motivated to maintain performance and deliver quality customer care.

Contact Center Executive Outlook on Employee Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Employee engagement continues to top the lists of management challenges—and with good reason. Contact centers have learned a lot about employee engagement in recent years, most significantly that the foundation […]. Agent Engagement agent feedback agent retention call center contact center continuous improvement employee engagement mentoring recognition transparency

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: Employee Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Agent Engagement call center contact center employee engagement VoE Voice of the Employee work environmentYou would expect to see a feature article about trends at the beginning of the year. We did that. But things shift quickly in this digital economy—and when it comes to customer expectations, the pace of change continues to accelerate and affect how businesses adapt and respond. In this series, we decided to take a […].

Employee Engagement: Why is it Important?

Call Center Weekly

By Jacqueline Santiago Every employer should know they are at risk of high employee turnover, which is why employee engagement is so important. You have to be fully committed by understanding the principles of employee engagement. Some of which are: C ulture L eadership P urpose A ction Tr ansparency C ommitment R ecognition The purpose is to have an engaged culture, which will make people stay, and go above and beyond what is expected.

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

ClearAction

Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. At USAA, which provides insurance solely to military families, customer-centricity is built by stepping into their customers’ boots – during new-hire orientation, employees strap-on a military helmet, 65 pound backpack and flk vest, to build empathy for customers. At Zappos, employees are encouraged to do differentiate themselves with customers by doing something a little unconventional and innovative.

The Employee Engagement Virtuous Cycle (Video)

Experience Matters

Why should you care about Employee Engagement? Take a look… Video Script: Did you know that engaged employees are really, really valuable? The post The Employee Engagement Virtuous Cycle (Video) appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®.

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.

The Changing Landscape of Employee Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Millennials and Gen Z employees are growing in influence of work organizations and cultures, especially call centers and customer service. According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the median age of an American employee is 42.2 Agent Engagement agent engagement call center contact center culture managing generations motivating agents social media

Creating Award Winning Employee Engagement: A Case Study

Beyond Philosophy

One of the most important things they learned, however, was that improving Customer Experience starts with improving your Employee Experience and managing the pain of change for them. However, with a very tenured workforce, (employees with 30 to 40 years of experience not being unusual) they needed a strategy for evolving the customer experience that started from the inside-out. Three Important Considerations for Employees When Improving Customer Experience.

Excel at Employee Engagement

24-7 InTouch

Keeping employees happy and motivated can be a challenge in any workplace, and call centers are no exception. Some people think that employee engagement is too “fluffy” to be a top priority, but many studies sho w that happy employees are the most productive employees

The Big Mistake Most Organizations Make with Employee Engagement

Beyond Philosophy

It seems most organizations have a Customer Experience program and an increasing number have started Employee Engagement programs. Because the experience you give your Customers is the same experience you should give your employees. It’s not only good for employee engagement, but it can mean your Customers are more satisfied with you—and how much they spend with your brand. Combining the Customer and the Employee Experience.

Using a Continuous Cycle of Improvement to Drive Engagement

Speaker: Dan Hale, Managing Director - Customer Care, Best Western

Join this re-released conversation as we discuss how Best Western Hotels and Resorts' contact center used a continuous cycle of improvement to drive employee engagement 20% higher. You’ll hear Best Western’s step by step process and be given specific examples of how it worked in their center.

CXNext Live: Good Employee Engagement = Good Customer Experience

Bold360

You’ve heard it before: happy employees make happy customers. But what are you doing – really doing – to support the employee experience (EX)? But focusing on better employee engagement can in turn lead to better customer engagement. Empowering Frontline Employees.

Customer Centric Employee Engagement

ClearAction

Customer Centric Employee Engagement Lynn Hunsaker. At USAA, which provides insurance solely to military families, customer-centricity is built by stepping into their customers’ boots – during new-hire orientation, employees strap-on a military helmet, 65 pound backpack and flk vest, to build empathy for customers. At Zappos, employees are encouraged to do differentiate themselves with customers by doing something a little unconventional and innovative.

The WFM Software Features You Need to Drive Employee Engagement

Injixo

Low employee engagement is a problem that many companies face. Especially in this day and age, with the unemployment being extremely low, it is already enough of a challenge to recruit new employees for your contact center. Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement: Partnering With Your Call Center Staff to Develop Your Culture

Call Center Weekly

In recent years, I have had the opportunity to help build structure around employee engagement both from the standpoint of a non-leader, as well as a leader, and in the last eight years I've been able to develop an effective approach to bridging the communications gap between front-line employees and leaders. This approach is simply called Employee Engagement Taskforce. Think about it, we as leaders are tasked with removing roadblocks for your employees.

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.

Employee Engagement – Employee of the Month

Andrew Mcfarland

During a recent (Sept 2019) hotel stay, I noted the lobby plaques of previous employees of the month. Employee Engagement Assets Employee of the Month HotelThen I noted that the list stopped in July 2017. Uh oh! What message does this 2+ year gap send to current.

5 Ways Servant Leadership Improves Employee Engagement

Etech GS

Autocratic leadership, also known as authoritarian leadership is a type of leadership style that rarely views their employees as partners. If an organization lacks engagement, motivation or skills to reach their fullest potential, the leadership quality within the organization should be examined. Understanding Servant Leadership and Employee Engagement. Employee engagement is often an idea that becomes confused with employee motivation and happiness.

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement

Andrew Mcfarland

What would Maslow have to say about employee engagement? Or would he reconstitute his hierarchy to apply to engagement so that the bottom of the pyramid might represent survival. Employee Engagement Gallup Hierarchy MaslowWould he say self-actualization is a noble but unattainable pipe dream?

Employee Engagement & ROI: Are Your Employees Happy and Motivated?

Beyond Philosophy

Keeping employees happy and motivated is an agenda item that is on everyone lips, but little action seems to be happening. As a result, Employee Engagement is slipping as well, which is a problem for Customer Experience. The New York Times ran an article, “ Why You Hate Work ” that explains that the way we are working isn’t working for today’s employees. To me, a great Customer Experience is only provided through employees that are engaged.

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!

The Human Side of Employee Engagement

Experience Matters

As you probably know, Temkin Group spends a lot of time researching and writing about employee engagement. While our research typically focuses on the work environment that drives employee engagement, that’s only one part of the picture. To fully understand employee engagement, […]. CCXP1 Customer-Centric Culture Customer experience Employee Engagement

Building a Strong Foundation for Employee Engagement

Monet Software

Employee engagement is a powerful force. An engaged workforce is associated with better customer retention, lower turnover, greater productivity and among publicly traded companies, even higher stock price. Enticed by these benefits, some contact center leaders dive into employee engagement strategy with motivational speeches and recognition programs to fire up the team—only to find the initiatives don’t move the needle.

CX Competency: Employee Engagement (Video)

Experience Matters

This video provides an overview of one of those competencies, Employee Engagement, where the goal is to align employees with the goals of the organization. Here Are Five I’s of Employee Engagement: […]. CCXP1 Customer-Centric Culture CCXP3 Organizational Adoption and Accountability Customer experience Employee Engagement

Report: Employee Engagement Competency & Maturity, 2018

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Employee Engagement Competency & Maturity, 2018. Here’s the executive summary of this annual review of employee engagement activities, competencies, and maturity levels for large companies: To understand how companies are engaging their employees, we surveyed 178 large companies and compared their responses with similar studies we’ve conducted in previous years.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

Join us for this insightful webinar with Jim Rembach, President at Call Center Coach, and learn about the single most important factor in the success of your contact center!

Employee Engagement: Key to Improved Business Outcomes

Etech GS

What Is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement measures the passion and commitment of employees to deliver their best efforts and create solutions that will benefit them, the customer and the company. Engaged employees bring their best every day and are fully committed to supporting the vision, mission, and goals of the organization. What Employee Engagement Is Not? Employee engagement is also not employee satisfaction.

What exactly is employee engagement?

Toister Performance Solutions

Employee engagement has been a hot business topic for many years. There is a pile of research that tells us: Engaged employees are more productive. There are too many disengaged employees. Employee disengagement costs companies billions of dollars per year. There's just one glaring problem: nobody agrees on what employee engagement actually means. The employee needs to understand that definition.

How Employee Engagement Impacts the Bottom Line

Rant And Rave

Employee Engagement Customer ExperienceWith consumer expectations continuing to rise, businesses have never been more focused on the experiences they're delivering.

3 Winning Strategies for Effective Employee Engagement

CSM Magazine

What comes first: happy customers or happy employees? It’s a question many have asked, but there’s one thing we’re certain of – positive employee engagement plays a critical role in a company’s success. At a time when COVID-19 has forced many contact centre agents to work from home, leaving them isolated from colleagues, the spotlight has been fixed on employee engagement, exposing gaps in existing strategies, processes and technology.

Game On! Using Gamification to Increase Performance and Employee Retention

Speaker: Casey Kostecka, Convergent

Have you considered implementing gamification in your center but need additional insight and information on how to make it successful? Join us as we discuss Convergent's gamification experience, actual metric improvement results, and ROI data.

9 Things My Latest Book on Employee Engagement Lacks

Contact Center Pipeline

To keep my latest book—First, Engage Yourself—short enough to read over, say, a long lunch, I omitted nine things. Buzzwords and Wonky Terms OK, I do talk about “employee engagement.” Agent Engagement Cost Management call center contact center employee engagementBut that phrase is bandied about so often in so many different ways for so many audiences that it’s more like a, like a, […].

Better Customer Feedback Drives Employee Engagement

Andrew Mcfarland

How much more engaged would your team be if you led them by providing better feedback? Employee Engagement Leadership Autonomy Half-empty Half-full Near-miss NPSWhat happens when you fail to feed your teams’ soul? This post shows how the right kind of feedback can improve your business.

Why Should Contact Centers Care About Employee Engagement?

Noble Systems

But in order to ensure that this is so, every employee must also have an equally wonderful experience at work every day. So, in order to be truly customer-centric, you must first become employee-centric. Getting and keeping contact center employees engaged is foundational to accomplishing this objective. Like moving to customer-centricity, becoming an employee-centric organization often requires a top to bottom shift in culture. Disengaged Employees Cost Money.

The Ultimate Guide to Improve Employee Engagement in the Contact Center

Injixo

This is an extensive guide to help you solve the employee engagement problems in your contact center. Learn all about why employee engagement matters, how to find out if your employees are disengaged, and which practical steps to take to increase employee engagement. Employee Engagement Pillar page

CCNG Member Talk - Employee Engagement

Speaker: Charity Grzelecki, FNOL Supervisor, Selective Insurance

CCNG member Charity Grzelecki of Selective Insurance shares insights and perspectives relating to Selective's best practices for employee engagement.