5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

NICE inContact

Agent attrition is not a new concept in the contact center. The average lifespan of a contact center agent is traditionally short, resulting in human resource departments trying to understand this costly trend, usually turning to some kind of retroactive metric.

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

NICE inContact

Contact center management is hard. Let’s look into some ideas that will help you successfully manage you contact center environment while keeping your cool in the process. Choose the right contact center solution. Very hard, actually.

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5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

NICE inContact

Agent attrition is not a new concept in the contact center. The average lifespan of a contact center agent is traditionally short, resulting in human resource departments trying to understand this costly trend, usually turning to some kind of retroactive metric.

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Selling

NICE inContact

Successful call center agents are trained to pinpoint customer needs and resolve their pain points. This service-oriented approach to the customer experience uniquely positions call center agents to become successful upsell representatives, ultimately contributing to helping their company achieve revenue goals and improve sales effectiveness. . Here are 5 steps organizations can take to improve call center selling .

10 Steps to Reduce Call Center Attrition

NICE inContact

But in call centers, it can be significantly more challenging. QATC estimates that the turnover rate in the call center industry ranges between 30-45%. If you’re a veteran of the industry, you already know this because hiring and retaining good agents is something successful contact centers constantly focus on. If possible, take recruits on a tour of the call center floor and have them watch an agent field a couple of calls.

How to improve you call center customer experience strategy for 2019?

TechSee

Providing better customer experiences (CX) is a hot button issue that has become increasingly critical to forward-thinking call centers over the last few years. Call center leaders realize that the time has come to deliver real measurable value to the enterprise.

5 Top Procurement Tips for Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center

BlueOcean

Looking for an outsourced contact center partner is one of the most complex undertakings for any strategic sourcing professional. Finding the right contact center for you is going to take more than a strategic RFP. Are You Seeking an Outsourced Contact Center?

7 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Experience

NICE inContact

Contact centers are a powerhouse to deliver that exceptional experience across the entire customer journey starting from awareness, interest to purchase, service and advocacy. Contact Center Customer Experience can be enhanced every step of the way as customers interact with the brand.

4 Essential Resources to Read Before You Craft Your Contact Center RFP

BlueOcean

The purpose of a contact center RFP is no different: it’s an essential process to use when choosing an outsourcer. However, the contact center RFP is unique and can’t be modeled on the same old RFP template used for other services your company may procure.

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Agent Productivity

NICE inContact

Agents are the biggest asset in any contact center. Ironically, agent turnover is seen as the number one challenge for contact centers. Contact center executives are always looking at ways to invest in agents – hire the best agents, train them better and retain them longer. Here are some tips to improve agent productivity in your contact center. .

New Year, New Contact Center RFP? 10 Mistakes to Avoid

BlueOcean

If enhancing your customer experience is a strategic priority over the next 12 months, you might be looking at putting out a contact center RFP or RFI early in the new year. These factors require some creativity when responding to and differentiating through the contact center RFP.

Overcoming The Most Persistent Contact Center Challenges

Integrity Solutions

The most persistent contact center challenges can be overcome by making coaching a part of the culture and developing your agents’ listening and problem-solving skills. Top Contact Center Challenges. Empowering Your Contact Center Managers to Act.

The Future of Intelligent Decision Support Systems in Contact Centers

TechSee

These systems are relevant for many verticals including healthcare, finance, weather prediction, call and chat centers, desktop apps, info kiosks and more. . Current state of DSS in contact centers. Call centers are highly stressed environments.

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

NICE inContact

In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center. Here are some tips: State the business objective(s).

Implement Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

In the second episode, Building Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center, Nate Brown, co-founder of CX Accelerator, shared his expertise regarding how to build an all-star contact center. One additional tip would be to avoid doing CX in a vacuum.

The Top Five “Must Have” Contact Center Phone System Features

NICE inContact

Are you one of the almost 40% of organizations that say reducing effort to improve the customer experience is their primary contact center goal for 2018? The best contact center solution is not worth a penny if it’s not up and running.

Bring on the Holiday Rush: Prep Tips for Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

For even more in-depth tips and trends, check out this ICMI article . No other season impacts so many contact centers across so many markets quite like it. To accommodate the volume of sales, returns, and customer service requests, most businesses will hire seasonal contact center staff. Some retailers choose to upgrade technology, moving their call center software to the cloud.

Is Your Contact Center Training Missing These Things?

Integrity Solutions

The reality is, your contact center’s success still hinges on the quality of the conversations your agents have with your customers. The reality is, your contact center’s success still hinges on the quality of the conversations your agents have with your customers.

Your Contact Center Superhero

Calabrio

Your contact center is a superhero? You might be surprised—after all, contact centers are often: Under-valued by the larger organization. Viewed purely as a cost center. Profile of a Contact Center Superhero.

5 Phone Greeting Types and Tips to Maximize Your Call Center Experience

NICE inContact

Before we get started with the how, what, and why, let’s take a step back… Ask yourself, what is your sole purpose in your contact center? yes, you called the right place), and, please, give them a way out! But what if you can’t, what if you are past service levels, and the calls are just rolling in? The experience doesn’t end here… be sure you check out our agent training <link> and etiquette <link> tips. Greeting customers.

Top 5 Tips to Motivate Contact Center Agents

Calabrio

Your contact center agents are your company’s face to the outside world. It takes a special mindset to field complaints and calls, day after day. It’s not as hard as you might think to keep your contact center agents happy, motivated and committed.

How to Build a Call Center Evaluation Scorecard

NICE inContact

That’s why it’s critical that contact centers have solid quality programs bolstered by a strong call center evaluation scorecard. . Whether your contact center is just establishing a quality program, or you’re a quality management veteran, the evaluation scorecard is key to setting the tone for agent performance. . Tips for building a contact center quality scorecard .

3 Methods to Capture the Promise of Technology in Call Center BPO Offerings

TechSee

We’ve underlined three primary goals and considerations for why and how a contact center BPO should plan its tech adoption strategy. Own the end-to-end customer journey. The post 3 Methods to Capture the Promise of Technology in Call Center BPO Offerings appeared first on Techsee.

Back to Basics: Contact Center Trending Technology 101

Upstream Works

Many of the customers eying up solutions today are voice-only call centers who understand they need to digitally transform – but it can be difficult to know how to do that without an understanding of what it really means.

Contact Centers aren’t Ready for Omnichannel

Calabrio

The potential of “omnichannel” when it comes to contact centers is undeniable. Once the Internet came about, that human connection fragmented, and companies found adding a single online communication channel to their legacy call center operations to be a challenge.

How to Handle Angry Customers in Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

Frustration, discontentment and dissatisfaction are frequent drivers of angry call center customers. Coaching your contact center agents on how to navigate calls from angry customers will decrease call handle times, improve productivity and elevate the customer experience. Here are a few tips for helping your agents deal with these tense situations: . Finally, maintain a positive attitude within your contact center.

6 Keys to Successful Contact Center Technology Change Management

NICE inContact

Some of us have a hard time adjusting to a change in laundry detergent (you want me to switch from Tide to Gain?!) , so it is only natural that we and our agents sometimes have difficulty accepting and adapting to changes in our contact centers. Contact center solutions , like those offered by inContact, directly contribute to increased efficiency, improved customer satisfaction, and much more. Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management Customer Experience

How will Visual Engagement Impact Your Contact Center? The KPI Deep Dive

TechSee

With clear ROI demonstrated almost immediately upon implementation, C-level decision-makers and call center management have turned to visual engagement as an important stepping stone on their journey towards providing a digital customer-centric experience.

Understanding Contact Center Billing

Call Experts

Companies need to offer one point of contact linked to 24/7 support. Contact centers must capture data in real-time and enter correctly into CRM systems to provide reporting for your business to make data-driven decisions. . Understanding Contact Center Billing.

Voice Problems Among Call Center Agents

Magellan Solutions

Call center agents communicate mostly by phone, thus using their voice on a regular basis and for long periods. Before it happens, call center agents should know the proper ways of taking care of their voice. Call center offices usually have a low temperature.

Happy Hour: Wellness in the Contact Center

Talkdesk

Years in the customer service industry as an agent, director and everything in between showed her how important wellness in contact centers is. Jenny shared tips about why wellness in the workplace is a necessary component of self-care, and how we all can (and should!) Thanks to her time in the customer service industry, Jenny’s advice is optimized for contact centers. The post Happy Hour: Wellness in the Contact Center appeared first on Talkdesk.

What is Call Wrap Up Time? 5 Ways to Reduce It in Your Contact Center

Talkdesk

Reducing average wait time and average handle time in your contact can yield huge customer satisfaction increases for your business. In this blog, we outline what call wrap up time is and actionable steps you can take to reduce it in your contact center.

Performance Management Tips for Cross-Generational Success

NICE inContact

A contact center ! The generational diversity in today’s contact center is incredible. Varying levels of expertise, coupled with different perspectives on organizational and customer problems, is invaluable to the contact center. But this generational diversity is also a challenge for contact center leaders as they seek the right performance management strategies to keep agents of all ages engaged and performing to their highest ability.

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10 Contact Center Management Mistakes & Best Practice Tips to Fix Them!

Comm100

Contact center management is a difficult job. In an effort to help address some of these gaps, I have prepared a list of some of the common issues I’ve come across over my years in the industry, as well as some best practice tips and suggestions on how to resolve these problems.

Everything Contact Center Managers Need to Know About Quality Call Center Monitoring – On-Demand Video

Myra Golden

Quality Call Center Monitoring – On-Demand Video . Fine-tune your call monitoring program. Pick up vital new skills in quality contact center monitoring. In contact centers, a solid quality call monitoring program makes all the difference.

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

After call work (ACW) refers to the tasks completed by a customer service agent once the call with the customer has been completed. This article explains the importance of after call work and explores emerging approaches to streamlining the post-call process for frontline employees.

7 Tips for Improving Your Call Center Service

CSM Magazine

Your call center is the face of your business to your customers. If your call center service has been less than stellar, now is the time to ramp up your performance with these seven easy tips. Streamline Calls Using IVR Options.