Preparing Your Contact Center for the Unexpected

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NICE inContact has sought the guidance of our customers that are succeeding in call center excellence from Amy Latzer, Chief Operating Officer of 211 LA, Los Angeles County’s Health & Human Services Organization which provides citizens access to social services.

Training Contact Center Agents to Multitask

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As call center agents move to fully functioning omnichannel contact center agents, the question of agent training comes into focus—particularly training contact center agents to multitask.

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Announcing our Best-In-Class Glossary of Contact Center Terms

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To help your contact center stay on top of these industry terms, we’ve built a new best-in-class glossary! Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Trends & Insights

Creating a collaborative contact center culture

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The traditional contact center – with agents in cubicles following scripts and rushing to meet individual KPIs – will soon be a thing of the past. Agent collaboration also enables a higher First Contact Resolution (FCR) rate by eliminating time-consuming escalations.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime

Avoiding the Mounting Contact Center Compliance Squeeze

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Recent analyst research has proven that the job of staying compliant is only getting more difficult for contact centers. Luckily, call center analytics software can help alleviate much of these compliance headaches. With contact center analytics , help is on the way.

Work Life Balance in the Contact Center

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Digital transformation and the gig economy have made remote work common across the globe—the contact center industry was no different! Agent Engagement Workforce Optimization Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices

Contact Center 101: What is Workforce Optimization?

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Optimization is one of those buzzy words that gets thrown around a lot in the contact center industry. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management General Workforce Optimization

Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center

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For contact centres we know there are cost savings opportunities, as a chat with a live agent can cost $6-12 per interaction, compared to self-service which can cost as little as 25 cents. The post Finding the Right Self-service Mix in Your Contact Center appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

Journey to Contact Center Success

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As a contact center manager, you face never-ending challenges from day-to-day operations to envisioning long-term possibilities to improve customer experience while at the same time building efficiency and modernizing processes and systems.

Artificial Intelligence in Cloud-Based Solutions

Speaker: Rick Nucci, Co-Founder & CEO of Guru

With the advent of chatbots, artificial intelligence, interactive voice response, and machine learning, novel technologies continue to disrupt the contact center industry. How to leverage AI to drive cloud-based solutions in contact centers.

How to Shortlist Potential Contact Center Partners

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Running an effective and efficient procurement process for a contact center partner is easier said than done – even for seasoned indirect sourcing professionals and folks in the C suite. Shortlisting Potential Contact Center Partners.

Contact Center 101: The What and Why of CRM Integration

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If he were alive today, he’d make a great contact center consultant. He’d be touting about the increased knowledge your agents—and your business—gain when you integrate your contact center software with your customer relationship management (CRM).

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. The post Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

3 key benefits of FULL Contact Center Analytics

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Have you wondered if contact center analytics could “really” work to help you create a seamless customer experience? Seeing all interactions reveals the big picture of what is really happening in your contact center.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

Contact Center Benchmarks Provide Continuous Improvements

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That you’re taking the right steps towards improvement in the contact center and beyond? Contact center benchmarks , that’s how. In just one hour, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of contact center benchmarks and “the continuous improvement cycle”—a six-step methodology that gets real results so your company can: Compare to competition Pinpoint performance gaps Identify improvement initiatives Enhance enterprise value.

How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center

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You can ask all the right questions in the contact center RFP and still struggle to understand how their culture might or might not align with your own. The post How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center appeared first on Blue Ocean.

AI in Contact Centers – IT Gets the Driver Seat

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Contact centers are no exceptions. Contact center execs are keen on leveraging AI for the right use cases and the one team they rely heavily is IT. As IT leaders, here are some key aspects to think through as you roll out an AI project in your contact center.

Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

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The contact center SOW is the framework for your relationship. Below we explore what it takes to build an effective contact center SOW. Who serves as the primary point of contact? Building the Contact Center SOW.

Data-Driven Approach to Proving Customer Success

Speaker: Irit Eizips, CEO, CSM Practice

Customer service, including contact center support and other customer facing teams must then: track the right customer data to prove value was achieved, and track the right KPIs to continuously improve their customer success strategy.

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

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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.

Managing Gen-Z and Millennials in the Contact Center

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Gen-Z was born between 1996 and 2010, with the oldest workers of the era being 23 years of age, and prime entry-level job candidates in your contact center. To cater to both generations, you need to provide up-to-date communication solutions in your contact center.

Scaling a Customer Centric Culture in Your Contact Center

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Contact centers of today are not just customer service centers. But there are only so many hours in the day, so how do you scale a highly connected, customer centric culture in your contact center , with limited budget?

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Today’s Contact Center

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Think adding artificial intelligence (AI) to your contact center means dramatic technology shifts? So, what might you consider as you integrate artificial intelligence into your contact center? How does a contact center meet these demands?

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Top Three Myths of Hiring Remote Contact Center Agents

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Hiring remote workers can be a competitive advantage for companies, especially contact centers. But there are a lot of misconceptions about remote workers and how they impact a contact center’s productivity and culture.

Why Your Contact Center Knowledge Base Needs to be Visual

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Core challenges for contact centers. Although 91% of companies have invested heavily in contact center knowledge bases, very few are seeing real ROI. Creating a visual contact center knowledge base. Agent: Hello, thank you for calling Longbow Telecom.

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

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In the world of Contact Centers , moving functions like IVR and ACD are obvious choices. Your Contact Center represents the front line to your constituents and customers. The post Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

3 key benefits of FULL Contact Center Analytics

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Have you wondered if contact center analytics could “really” work to help you create a seamless customer experience? Seeing all interactions reveals the big picture of what is really happening in your contact center.

Hybrid CX (Pt 3) - Why Organizations Feel Pressured To Go Digital And How To Help Them

Speaker: Errol S. van Engelen, Author, Speaker and Independent Advisor

In today’s high-pressure world, digital transformation is everywhere on the agendas of corporate boards and has risen to the top of CEOs’ strategic plans. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and drones are some of the emerging technologies that are already transforming our world. In this fast changing domain — predicted by few and now a reality for all — how can companies transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities? This webinar is designed for a broad audience including business and technology professionals, as well as managers in the contact center industry. Join us if you are looking to learn why there's so much pressure to go digital, and how to successfully implement digital transformation through emerging technologies and transformation planning.

Why Does Your Contact Center Need Speech Analytics?

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There is a lot of information out there about speech analytics and how it can benefit contact centers, but what is it exactly and what value does it bring to the customer experience?

Do Humans Still Have a Place in Contact Centers?

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Chatbots enable companies large and small to handle customer service inquiries across digital channels without involving human contact center agents. So should we get rid of the poor humans in contact centers? Longer answer: Thanks to chatbots, Intelligent Advisors, and other AI-powered technologies, human contact center agents can focus on complex tasks and meaningful conversations that require the most crucial component — empathy. Chatbots are coming.

Growing Your Contact Center Culture

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While there are a few examples of great culture in the contact center world, there are just as many or more examples of notoriously bad company cultures. Most contact centers fall somewhere in the middle ground. As a contact center leader, where do you start that process?

Workforce Management Basics in Today’s Contact Center: Part 2

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In Part One of this two-part series, we sought to demystify the forecasting and scheduling components of contact center workforce management. RTA is one of the most underrated metrics in the contact center, but undoubtedly one of the most important.

Linking & Networking for a Better Agent Experience

Speaker: Jeremy Watkin, Director of Customer Experience at FCR

If you're a contact center leader you've undoubtedly been inundated with sales people trying to get you to hop on the chatbot bandwagon. But is this the best place to burn our operational calories?

New Ways to Think About Contact Center Quality Monitoring

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Contact center managers know that quality monitoring and management is necessary to maintain or improve Customer Satisfaction (CSAT). Improving contact center quality is one of those activities that deliver perpetual benefits.

5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

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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.

Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible? [eBook]

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So, what about your contact center outsourcer? It’s a valid question – one which requires breaking down some of the myths associated with outsourcing your contact center. The post Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible?

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CXone Cloud Contact Center Software Helps Energy Company Soar

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CXone cloud contact center software would be pivotal in the company’s growth as it moved into France. To meet the many challenges, Webhelp chose NICE inContact’s unified CXone cloud CX contact center platform. Learn more about harnessing the power of CXone cloud contact.

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.