Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

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Contact center management is hard. You manage employees in an industry that has one of the highest turnover rates out there. Let’s look into some ideas that will help you successfully manage you contact center environment while keeping your cool in the process.

Creating a collaborative contact center culture

TechSee

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.

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5 Helpful Contact Center Tools for Managers

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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?

Growing Your Contact Center Culture

NICE inContact

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?

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

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.

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. The Role of Quality Management.

Performance Management and the Power of Positive Psychology in the Contact Center

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For contact center agents, it sometimes feels like either the workday drags on or it flies by with a flash. Flow is when a person is engaged in a doable task, is able to focus, has a clear goal, receives immediate feedback, moves without worrying, has a sense of control, has suspended the sense of self, and has temporarily lost a sense of time” ( Psychology Today, 2015 ). This can be done with performance management dashboards or wallboards. Provide immediate feedback.

CXone Contact Center Solutions Help Bridgevine Drive Revenue, Satisfaction for Clients

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It enable explosive revenue for those partners, its four global contact centers (three are offshore business process outsourcers, or BPOs) were operating separately within an outdated AT&T platform. The Florida-based company knew it needed to a make change and decided to move to the modern, unified CXone cloud contact center CX platform. With CXone, Bridgevine’s contact centers are now unified and have immediate and complete reporting.

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.

How to Handle Angry Customers in Your Contact Center

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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. I really appreciate your feedback” . Finally, maintain a positive attitude within your contact center. Advantages of the Cloud Contact Center Management CRM Customer Experience

Top 4 Reasons Why Call Recording is Critical to Contact Center Success

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Call recording software is a foundational component of contact center operations but often under valued and taken for granted. For many contact center recording is not a matter of choice due to industry regulations, while others record for quality, analytics, and coaching purposes.

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. The first is training; the second is management.

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 Pros and Cons of Contact Center Outsourcing

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Twenty years ago began a shift to contact center outsourcing to offshore locations, especially the Philippines and India, and away from the local market where customers on the other end of the phone were located. Brands had a very clear business case to cut contact center labor costs by outsourcing to lower-cost offshore locations. I’m old enough to remember all the hype and hyperbole that all contact centers would be offshore by 2010.

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. Brochure: Calabrio Workforce Management.

Five Ways to Improve Contact Center Performance – What Every Customer Wishes You Knew

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Too often, efforts to improve contact center performance are based business goals like increasing labor efficiency, or lower operating cost. But contact centers are not built to serve managers, they are built to serve customers. Here are some of the things we learned: Nearly half of all inbound contact center interactions are for the purposes of asking for help. Workforce management (WFM) software can help.

10 effective tips for training WFH contact center agents

Talkdesk

The latest trend in at-home agent training centers around online, specialized tools that offer hands-on practice with a contact center interface, testing employees’ ability to learn and adapt to a technology they’ll be using daily.

11 Contact Center Technologies to Boost Customer Satisfaction

TechSee

The Netherlands-based Casengo also offers features such as Workflow management tools and unlimited Inboxes. Contact Centers appreciate: “We got our customer support sorted the day we started using Casengo to manage emails and social media posts.”

4 Tips to Improve Your Contact Center Customer Experience

Comm100

If you’re in the contact center space, chances are you already have a customer experience strategy. What is the importance of Customer Experience for your Contact Center? Customer experience (CX) is centered on the needs and perceptions of the customer , not the business.

Idaho Central Credit Union: A “2019 Best in Class Contact Center” Runner Up

Calabrio

Anyone working in the contact center industry knows Customer Contact Week (CCW) to be the end-all, be-all event for customer experience, contact center and customer care professionals. That’s why we were thrilled to see Calabrio customer Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) named runner-up in the “Best in Class Contact Center, 100-199 seats” category in the 2019 CCW Excellence Awards, recently announced at the event in Las Vegas.

How VOC Analytics Improves Contact Center Performance

CX Accelerator

Contact centers are big on analytics. The main reason companies measure things like their call-handle time, first-call resolution, and internal quality management (QM) scores are to improve customer satisfaction.

Contact Center Performance Management: Is Sharing Customer Feedback a Mistake?

StellaService

Even with all the right contact center performance management pieces in place—robust call center training programs, regular QA reviews, and employee engagement initiatives—many customer service leaders can’t figure out how to crack the code.

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

Comm100

Contact center management is a difficult job. Many management mistakes come about from an effort to do the right thing and with the right intentions , but they either were not carried through correctly, or they were incorrectly implemented right from the beginning.

How Rethinking Workforce Management Can Make Your Contact Center Stand Out

Calabrio

As contact center professionals, we all understand the importance of workforce management tools and processes in ensuring that we have enough agents to work each shift. Contact center employees want to ensure that any organization they join will allow them the freedom they require to enjoy this balance. This is a trend we should truly embrace as it means the workforce management team can dramatically impact employee recruiting and retention!

Contact Center Performance Management: Is Sharing Customer Feedback a Mistake?

StellaService

Even with all the right performance management pieces in place—robust call center training programs, regular QA reviews, and employee engagement initiatives—many customer service leaders can’t figure out how to crack the code. It’s a lack of transparency on the contact center floor.

Gain Quality Customer Feedback and Avoid the Creep

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Collecting quality customer feedback is great, but how can you ensure that it’s actionable for your business? If you’re sincere about understanding your customers’ experience in your contact center, stop asking so many questions. Find the right balance for your customers to deliver helpful feedback. For example, use speech analytics to uncover feedback in your recorded calls, and use interaction data to tell you what behavior says about customer experience.

A day in the life of a WFH contact center agent

Talkdesk

Today, with the increasing adoption of remote work, the idea of the “traditional” contact center is rapidly evolving. You, a freshly-minted contact center agent, are able to work from anywhere, logging into your contact center software to help customers wherever they are.

Dog Days of the Contact Center: 5 Tips to Get More Contact Center Treats

Talkdesk

This is Caramel, and I am here to end your contact center dog days. Today we will talk about one of the main factors in your contact center’s success: your owner at the company, or as you call it, your manager. Woof! .

Coaching on the Positive: 3 Steps to Enhance Contact Center Performance

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If you seem confused by this behavior, it may be time to look at your coaching and engagement style to help enhance your contact center performance. Additionally, think about the last time you provided verbal feedback about lagging performance.

Worried? Is Your Contact Center Failing You?

Beyond Philosophy

Contact centers are often the communications lifeblood of a business. So how do you make sure your contact centre is set up to deliver the ultimate customer experience ? 2 – Manage your communication flow. How does this affect the contact center, though?

“We Choose You. Now What?” Navigating The First 90 Days with Your Contact Center Partner

BlueOcean

We’ll be celebrating nine years as their contact center partner soon…). That’s why you want to make sure the first 90 days with a contact center partner set both of you up for long-term success. Day 0 to Day 30 with Your Contact Center Partner. One of our clients told us that he has been involved in launching dozens of contact center programs during his career and that Blue Ocean had the best managed implementation he had ever witnessed.

Young Energy Improves Average Handle Time (AHT) and Motivates Contact Center Agents

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Young Energy uses a variety of CXone solutions, including NICE inContact CXone Workforce Management Enterprise, NICE inContact inView TM Performance Management for CXone and NICE inContact CXone Quality Management Enterprise.

3 Ways to Get Quality Contact Center Monitoring Right

Myra Golden

The goal was to motivate customer service employees to deliver a better customer experience by monitoring calls and giving feedback on calls. The manager carefully crafted a monitoring form, which would be used to measure everything from listening skills to friendliness, to empathy.

Contact Center Micro-Coaching: A Proven Approach to Performance Management

StellaService

Is your contact center training program producing the results you want? If not, I’m guessing your performance management process looks something like this: QA managers listen to calls, supervisors address common problems, and the needle doesn’t move.

Crush Contact Center Silos to Improve the Customer Experience

Clarabridge

Your contact center is hiding some of the richest, most valuable Voice of the Customer (VoC) information you have. You need to crush contact center silos if you are serious about putting the customer first. Bring your contact center into the CX fold.

Using Quality Management Analytics to Elevate the Customer Experience (CX)

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In a 2017 study titled Modern Standards for Managing Contact Center Quality, ICMI found a huge gap between the percentage of organizations that are using digital channels to communicate with customers and those that are using Quality Management (QM) to evaluate these channels. You keep telling the contact center they need to improve on digital channels, but just like on voice, agents need ongoing evaluation, feedback, and coaching to improve.

Using Quality Management Analytics to Elevate the Customer Experience (CX)

NICE inContact

In a 2017 study titled Modern Standards for Managing Contact Center Quality, ICMI found a huge gap between the percentage of organizations that are using digital channels to communicate with customers and those that are using Quality Management (QM) to evaluate these channels. You keep telling the contact center they need to improve on digital channels, but just like on voice, agents need ongoing evaluation, feedback, and coaching to improve.

Voice of the Customer is More than Just Feedback Surveys

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For many, this term has become synonymous with customer feedback surveys, but that’s not exactly true. While surveys are a great way to get feedback, they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a complete Voice of the Customer initiative.

Contact Center Performance Management: The #1 Ingredient Your Program Is Missing

StellaService

Contact center performance management has, for many brands, changed little over the years. Managers spend their days coaching and training, training and coaching. Managers dedicate lots of resources dedicated to improving agent performance.

Six Common Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes In Quality Monitoring In Contact Centers

Myra Golden

Here are the Six Common Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes In Quality Monitoring In Contact Centers. In my last contact center job, the Quality Form that was in place when I started made me dizzy. Employees expect and deserve feedback and guidance on their performance.