Embrace Tenure Diversity in Your Contact Center

inContact

Contact centers should be comprised of new agents as well as agents with experience in the role. Embracing tenure diversity in the contact center provides new opportunities on all fronts, for new agents as well as those hitting anniversary milestones.

5 Tips to Lower Contact Center Attrition

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 Lower Contact Center Attrition

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.

What You Need to Know When Looking for a New Contact Center Outsourcer [Slideshare]

BlueOcean

Looking for a new contact center outsourcer is rarely as simple as it sounds. The End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide from Blue Ocean Contact Centers. For more insight, get your End-to-End Contact Center Solutions Buyer’s Guide today.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact. Contact centers have dramatically changed.

The Truth About Attrition in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

At first glance, attrition seems like a chink in the armor for contact centers. Across every industry, the fact that people leave their jobs and move on is a basic truth, but in the contact center, the attrition metric receives quite of a bit of negative attention.

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.

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

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.

Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

BlueOcean

We already know most people hate calling tech support and even in basic customer service scenarios, consumers prefer to use self-serve options over contacting a customer service agent directly. That makes us curious: can you train contact center agents in empathy?

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

rely on contact. center data 39%. sources that are democratized, such as contact. center data–a goldmine for customer insights. Often overlooked, the contact center provides. CUSTOMER, THE CONTACT. invaluable resource, transforming the contact.

How Contact Center Customer Experience Will Evolve in 2017

inContact

Contact centers will continue to evolve and improve as the need for better customer support continues to grow. This year, you can expect contact centers to be highlighted by: Total Voice Ownership. Some contact center offerings aren’t solutions, but simply compound issues.

5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

inContact

The same is true of any industry including contact centers. Luckily, there are countless solutions available to contact center managers today to help improve productivity, performance and overall customer experience. Here are five helpful tools that can solve common contact center issues and provide a better service. Do you know which topics or issues come up the most during calls in your contact center?

Navigating Generational Differences in the Contact Center Workforce

BlueOcean

What makes a great contact center agent isn’t as easy to define as you might expect. There’s another layer to be considered as well: generational differences in the contact center workforce. Managing an Multi-Generational Contact Center.

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.

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

inContact

That second agent will of course also need access to the contact history. For outbound SMS, ensure you familiarize yourself with the legal situation around Express Written Consent and your ability to contact a customer on their cell phone.

Cloud Computing is Evolving – Are Your Contact Centers?

inContact

Contact centers are no exceptions, a bit slower than application market in terms of cloud adoption given the behemoth telephony component. Frost & Sullivan reports show on-premises contact center systems market drop by 6% with a simultaneous 12% growth in cloud contact center market. We all know that a disaster recovery or a business volatility will immediately impact contact centers. Cloud computing is now an archaic term.

Customer Journey Mapping in the Contact Center

BlueOcean

But too many contact centers assume the opposite; that your journey starts the moment an agent picks up the phone. As a contact center, we might be checking all the boxes in our call flow process, but that doesn’t mean the customer necessarily had a great experience.

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?

CXone Brings ClearChoice Contact Center into the 21st Century

inContact

In little more than a decade, the company has opened 39 ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the U.S., In fact, Contact Center Manager Sonja Villalobos says, the move to NICE inContact is “…by far, the best thing we’ve ever done.”.

Speech Analytics: Changing the Game for Contact Center Technology

inContact

For that reason, Speech Analytics software and processes have been gradually picking up steam in the contact center industry for the better part of a decade. Despite this, many contact centers are still struggling to find practical uses, and/or measure the ROI of the technology.

9 Ways Millennials Have Transformed Contact Center Customer Experience

inContact

Years before this generation’s full influence will be felt, however, millennial preferences have already changed how contact centers think about customer experience. Read on to learn the 9 things that millennials are expecting from the organizations they buy from and interact with, and how you can adjust your contact center to exceed their customer experience expectations. Decades ago, customers only had a couple options for contacting a company: phone or mail.

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.

Avoid These Roadblocks to Achieve a High Performing Contact Center

inContact

inView™ is a revolutionary performance management system engineered by call centers for call centers. Learn how inView™ can drive agent engagement and visibility into your contact center. Every day we go to work with the objective of helping our companies improve.

What Your Outsourcer Should Tell You About Hiring Contact Center Agents: A Client’s Guide

BlueOcean

Or perhaps you’re looking for a better alternative to your current contact center vendor? Can an outsourced contact center really live up to that? That’s where finding out about a contact center’s hiring practices is vital. Diversity in The Contact Center.

One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers

inContact

I recently did a webinar with CRMXchange on one-page journey mapping for contact centers. The post One-Page Journey Mapping for Contact Centers appeared first on inContact Blog. Best Practices Contact Center Management Customer Experience General Trends & Insights CEU Channels Contact Center Customer Journey Improve Customer Experience inContact Journey Mapping Omnichannel Webinar

Text / SMS in the Contact Center – Inbound, Outbound, Omnichannel

inContact

That second agent will of course also need access to the contact history. For outbound SMS, ensure you familiarize yourself with the legal situation around Express Written Consent and your ability to contact a customer on their cell phone.

33% CSAT for Millennials – Is Your Contact Center Missing Something?

inContact

In order to meet the needs of millennials, and younger generations, chat should be a factor in contact center channel planning. The post 33% CSAT for Millennials – Is Your Contact Center Missing Something?

CMO, meet your new best friend: The contact center

Calabrio

Contact centers also provide channels for inbound and outbound customer interactions , yet many marketing departments don’t consider them part of their voice-of-the-customer (VoC) mix. For CMOs, here are five reasons the contact center should be marketing’s new best friend.

From Cloudy to Clear: Cloud Native Contact Center Apps Drive Enhanced Customer Experience

inContact

This part will focus on the two models from the perspective of a Contact Center Operations Leader. Customer experience (CX) is now the new way to compete in this experience economy and contact center operations are the real powerhouse to drive exceptional CX, thereby revenue.

Make Chat a Success in Your Contact Center – 5 Best Practices

inContact

Are you looking into implementing chat as a new channel in you contact center? Here are some best practices that may help make chat a success in your contact center. So here are our top five best practices for web chat as a contact center channel: New to the Chat channel?

5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

inContact

Contact center software companies are now providing innovative solutions that are both easy on the wallet and powerful enough to provide deep insight. Most contact centers sample 1% or less of their total call volume.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Cross-Trained Contact Center Agents

BlueOcean

One of the fundamental questions that gets asked in the call center services procurement process is: will we have a dedicated team of agents or will they be shared? Say you’ve been charged with putting together an RFP for contact center services.

[eBook] The 2016 Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

BlueOcean

If you’ve landed on our website, chances are you’re somewhere in the buying cycle for contact center services. From customer service support and roadside assistance to tech support and more, we’ve built the expertise you need when you’re considering outsourcing your call center team.

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A Quick Guide to Comparing In-House Vs. Outsourced Contact Center Costs [Slideshare]

BlueOcean

Your contact center goals are to achieve cost-effectiveness and efficiency while also delivering exceptional service experience to your customers. A Quick Guide to Comparing Call Center Costs from Blue Ocean Contact Centers.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

inContact

for 2016, and courtesy and helpfulness of tellers or other staff was the top ranking subset, website satisfaction next and call center satisfaction rounding out some of the top categories of rating. The post What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right? Customer Experience Multi-channel Contact Center Trends & Insights

Enterprise Connect 2017: Contact Center Round-up

inContact

2017 was arguably the biggest and best year ever at Enterprise Connect 2017 for those who care about contact centers. For ten years, I have attended virtually every contact center session held at the show, the past few years as the Contact Center Track Chair.

3 Reasons Contact Center Analytics Fails

Calabrio

Happier contact center agents. The potential for contact center analytics is high. Confusion About Contact Center “Analytics”. The largest problem facing successful contact center analytics is simply confusion on what it is and what it does.

Increase Contact Center Agent Productivity and Satisfaction with CXone Agent for Salesforce®

inContact

Contact center agents are the most monitored, micromanaged workforce in existence. The post Increase Contact Center Agent Productivity and Satisfaction with CXone Agent for Salesforce® appeared first on inContact Blog.

How Top Performing Contact Centers Will Own 2017

Storyminers

We touched base with leading customer experience expert Mike Wittenstein to learn how you can make your contact center adaptive to customers’ evolving omni-channel expectations in 2017. What’s the most important thing contact center managers should prepare for in 2017?

Omnipresent Contact Center Agents in the Age of Instant Gratification

inContact

As cloud communications companies like RingCentral and inContact have matured, the contact center world has been seeing an increasingly rapid move to the cloud. At the same time, we see a trend away from traditional contact center metrics like average handle time, and towards newer, customer-focused metrics like customer satisfaction, or CSAT. Taken together, these two movements are bringing about real change in the contact center.