Contact center supervisors: Practical advice for boosting remote agent engagement

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While scores of businesses have been forced to close their doors during the outbreak, many thousands of workers – including contact center agents – have transitioned to ‘work from home’ to continue safely providing essential services for us all.

Quality Management Basics in Today's Contact Centers

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Every contact center manages quality, but as consumers, it’s easy to tell that some just do it more effectively than others! Workforce Optimization Customer Experience Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best Practices Agent Engagement

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5 Ways Your Contact Center Can Keep Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience in Exceptionally Challenging Times

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While the majority of contact centers are well past the initial hurdle of providing agents access to work from, it was no easy feat as many didn’t have an agile infrastructure that supported a seamless transition.

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.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

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.

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.

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?

Uncertainty or crisis? Preparing the contact center for the unknown

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Contact center supervisors: Practical advice for boosting remote agent engagement

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While scores of businesses have been forced to close their doors during the outbreak, many thousands of workers – including contact center agents – have transitioned to ‘work from home’ to continue safely providing essential services for us all.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

Contact Center Call Recording: What you need to know

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Contact centers have been using call recording for years, and consumers have come to accept and expect to hear the words “ this call is being recorded for quality and training purposes” when calling in.

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.

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.

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

Beyond the Hype: Contact Center AI That Works

Speaker: Sam Hahn, VP of Technology & Technology Evangelist, eGain Corporation

If AI is a red-hot topic, AI and knowledge management for contact centers is white hot! Register for upcoming webinar “Beyond the Hype: Contact Center AI That Works”. What the top trends are, the best practices, and real-world use-cases in using these new technologies.

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.

Burning Questions: PCI Compliance in the Contact Center

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Call Center Best Practices Cloud Security Contact Center Trends & InsightsThe news cycle is full of stories about data breaches and cybersecurity threats, including massive attacks on well known enterprises such as Marriott, Equifax and Yahoo.

Work-from-Home Contact Center: See the Full Picture with Interaction Analytics

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Over the past few weeks, most contact centers have transitioned some or all their agents to a work from-home environment—no easy task. This is a lot to handle while also maintaining exceptional customer service outside of the traditional contact center.

Building the Business Case for Contact Center Improvements

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Top Priorities in Customer-Centric Contact Centers

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Customer preferences are constantly evolving, creating the need for contact centers to change in order to meet their needs. What communication channels do customers prefer? Leading contact center and technology experts will discuss trends in phone, chat, email, SMS and self-serve options in order to help our audience better connect with, retain and acquire customers. Join Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai, Nate Brown, Co-Founder of CX Accelerator, and Kaye Chapman, Learning and Development Manager at Comm100, as they present real case studies of how companies are adapting to industry trends to meet the needs of customers and agents.

Three Reasons to Use Visual Language in the Contact Center

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Especially with the rise of digital interaction channels in the contact center. Customer Experience Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best PracticesImagination. Visualization. Insight. These words are part of our verbal language.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Work-from-Home Contact Center: See the Full Picture with Interaction Analytics

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Over the past few weeks, most contact centers have transitioned some or all their agents to a work from-home environment—no easy task. This is a lot to handle while also maintaining exceptional customer service outside of the traditional contact center.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents

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What if the only human interaction your customers have with your brand is through an agent working at your contact center? Contact center agents have a significant impact on customer experience and thus the bottom line. Here our are 8 Qualities of Effective Contact Center Agents. ” In the course of servicing a customer, they may be updating information such as home and email addresses, credit card information and contact preferences.

What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

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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?

Coaching — Medicine for the Contact Center

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However, every day in the contact center, supervisors and managers send incomplete messages to their agents, failing to prescribe what “medicine” is needed to correct their performance problems. The contact center may have a great quality management program that provides agents evaluations on their interactions as well as a stellar performance management platform that gives agents real-time insights into how they are performing against specific goals and metrics.

Contact Center Leaders Advise How to Manage Your Team During a Crisis

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COVID-19 contact center Business Continuity Planning has taken top priority. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Agent Engagement Contact Center Trends & InsightsOur lives have been disrupted, both at home and work.

How and Why to Manage the Move to a Virtual Contact Center

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The adoption of cloud vs. on-premise software to manage the contact center is a door-opener for businesses. And a virtual contact center, in which agents work remotely rather than in a brick-and-mortar facility, has many benefits for both the organization and its agents.

Intraday Management — GPS for the Contact Center

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Intraday reforecasting allows for the contact center to reevaluate needs based on the day-of trending of volume, average handle time, and service levels. Typically, the platform will display the number of expected contacts — aka the original forecast — alongside the days’ actuals so far by interval. For more ways on how to elevate your contact center, check out these resources.