2022

Hidden Talent: Tips to Find and Hire Willing Workers

CCNG

A sea change in talent acquisition happened in the past 20 years. Now it is time for another! Technology originally created to find the best talent, that at one time worked very well, now keeps qualified job candidates hidden from view as automated systems screen them out.

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De-escalation Q & A Day!

Myra Golden Media

Did you miss my latest Live Q & A? You’re in luck. Here’s a replay of our conversation. 3:29 How do you deal with an angry customer because we won’t give in to their demands? 5:31 Do you have a list of negative priming words and positive priming alternatives?

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Working on Workforce Issues

Contact Center Pipeline

It is a good news/troubling news story for contact centers. How they and their supplier partners plan and respond will help determine how well the industry succeeds in the post-COVID-19 pandemic “new normal” era.

Why Your Measurement is Killing Your Customer Experience And What to Do About it

Beyond Philosophy

I am surprised daily about how many organizations can’t articulate how their improvement in various experience measures, like Net Promoter Score® , will benefit the organization. This connection is essential to understand to create a winning customer strategy. .

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

What is customer journey analytics?

Callminer

Customer interactions don’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should your data. Find out how customer journey analytics break down data silos to provide better insight throughout the customer journey

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5 Things Pro Wrestling Teach Us About Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

Ok, ok, so I’m a wrestling fan. So what? Maybe you are too. There are millions of us. And we watch it every week. I’ve been doing that since I was a teenager. I used to take the train from my home in Brooklyn, NY to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan each month to watch the matches in person.

3 Ways to Improve your Customer Experience with Warm Transfers

TechSee

“Good morning, you’ve reached Alice at Quality Insurance; how can I help you today?” ” You explain that you are following up on your insurance claim for damage to your vehicle that you submitted online using the insurer’s portal.

It’s time for a Customer Service Culture Transformation to Customer CARE

Bill Quiseng

Is customer service the frontline? Really? Are we called to duty on the frontline battling customers? Doctors and nurses don’t serve their ailing patients. They care. So shouldn’t customer service be customer care? Or even better …. We are the Customer CARE team.

The Supervisor Cadence – Does It Drive the Wrong Behavior?

Virtual Live Labs

Over the last couple of years, I have noticed the word “cadence” come up frequently within the work-at-home leadership vocabulary as part of how to manage front-line agents.

A Strategic Guide to Community Gamification

Does creating engaged customers and impacting CS objectives sound interesting? Learn more about how gamification can help your customer success team in our free eBook.

Six lenses of best practice for Customer Charter development

Peter Lavers

Customer charters can play a key role in manifesting your wider brand promise into concrete standards and commitments that you are happy for your customers to judge you by.

RTO: 5 Reasons to Ruthlessly Prioritize during the Hybrid Work Transition

CCNG

Productivity will (and should) temporarily decline as offices reopen. As more and more offices are finally reopening and teams are transitioning to a hybrid work environment it is critical to support yourself and your teams with Ruthless Prioritization.

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How do I assist a customer I suspect is dealing with mental illness?

Myra Golden Media

I facilitated five live digital De-escalation workshops last week. A student in one of my sessions spoke up during Q & A: “I have a question for Ms. Myra Golden. “How would we be able to handle a situation when we know or suspect that members are dealing with mental health?”

Is the Picture Bright for Video?

Contact Center Pipeline

Video has long had promise in the contact center by providing information-rich and personal face-to-face interactions between individuals. But it took the COVID-19 pandemic to bring video to the fore.

Should Customer Marketing Align with Customer Success?

With outcomes and metrics that align directly, find out why customer success should be the foundation of a customer marketing strategy. Download the free ebook now!

Customers Are Changing. Are You Ready with The Next Best Thing is Customer Strategy?

Beyond Philosophy

The late Steve Jobs said at a 1997 Apple World Worldwide Developers Conference, “You’ve got to start with the Customer Experience first and work backward towards the technology.” ” Now, in 2021, this quote couldn’t be any more pertinent than it was nearly 25 years ago.

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Detecting customer emotions with CallMiner

Callminer

Detecting emotions is hard. It is hard for machines because it is hard for humans. Read this blog to learn why it is so hard and why the CallMiner platform is one of the leaders in the space

Guest Post: Find Ways for Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Customers

Shep Hyken

This week, we feature an article by David Meerman Scott adapted from the new 8th edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR to be released on May 3, 2022. He shares how organizations can use data and AI-powered tools to benefit customers.

Is It Really That Important That I’m Wearing a Name Tag?

Steve DiGioia

There’s always that one employee who refuses to follow directions. It seems that no matter how many times you talk to him, he continues to “forget” to do what he’s told or at worst, intentionally refuses to do it. So, what do you do with an employee like this?

Why Product Led Growth is a Customer Success Responsibility

Product Led Growth is fast become a leading business driver in the SaaS world. Find out why your organization should be implementing a product-led growth strategy today, and why customer success should lead it. Download this eBook to learn more!

Understanding Call Center Occupancy in the Contact Center and How To Optimize It

TechSee

In today’s age of customer-centric service, call centers must deliver quick answers, short hold times, and the ability to speak to a live representative on demand. How can Management ensure their call centers are up to par?

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations.

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations. When you are working in customer service, you have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You have sold them a product or service that meets their wants or needs. Or you solved their problem for them.

3 Strategies to Reduce Work-at-Home Employee Attrition

Virtual Live Labs

According to a recent McKinsey poll , the top three factors employees cited as reasons for quitting were: 1) They didn’t feel valued by their organizations (54 percent), 2) they didn’t feel valued by their managers (52 percent), and 3) they didn’t feel a sense of belonging at work (51 percent).

Sharing our gratitude as Solvvy officially joins Zoom

Solvvy

Gratitude. It’s been a hallmark of our culture here at Solvvy these last few years and today is a day we have so much to be especially grateful for!

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How Self-Service Can Drive Down Costs and Improve CX

Best-selling author and customer experience thought leader Blake Morgan has created a new ebook on why offering self-service should be your focus. Self-service can improve customer experience and simultaneously drive down costs.

Who Is Today's Call Center Agent?

CCNG

Our industry does a nice job of illustrating the functions agents perform inside a call center or from work-at-home.

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Let’s Talk Psychological Priming! Live 2/10 @ 10:00 am CT

Myra Golden Media

Learn how to guide challenging customers to the next steps using Psychological Priming! Pour up a cup of coffee and join me live! . Customer Experience Design

Ensuring Agent Performance and Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

“That looks crazy!” I thought, watching a TV performer spin a plate on top of a pole. Then he added a spinning plate to a second pole, and then another spinning plate to a third pole. Suddenly, he raced back to the first pole, whose spinning plate had slowed down and begun to wobble. He […].

Customer Relationships Are a Waste of Time! Is This True? What Do You Think?

Beyond Philosophy

Our listeners have problems and they let us know about it. For our I’m in a Pickle feature on the podcast, Tina in New Zealand wrote to us because the engineering firm she works with thinks customer relationships are a waste of time.

The Ideal Support Community for Your CX Team

Speaker: Adrian Speyer, Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Higher Logic Vanilla

Struggling to reach your customer service goals? A support community could be the answer you’re looking for. Worried about time to resolution and quality of self-service answers? Let Adrian Speyer explain in this free webinar.

4 ways to create a better customer experience

Callminer

Delivering great CX might not be the simplest thing to do, but it is well worth the effort. Read this blog to learn a few ways to start improving your customer experience today

150+ Revealing Customer Service Statistics for 2022

Fonolo

Customer service expectations continue to increase, and only the best businesses keep up. The statistics show that superior customer experiences generate more return customers, increased loyalty, and higher profits.

7 Customer Expectations and Why I Shouldn’t Have to Ask for a Napkin

Steve DiGioia

We all speak about expectations, customer expectations. They can be reasonable or extreme, and sometimes achievable or bizarre. But usually, they are appropriate. As a customer, I expect a basic minimum such as: The product or service should work as expected.