How to Train Remote Agents

UJET

Proper training and onboarding for support agents not only helps them get up-and-running faster and more efficiently, but it can also be the difference between an average and a great customer experience. Interactive Training. Leveled Training and Targeted Coaching.

Learning the Benefits of Virtual Training

Integrity Solutions

Benefits of Virtual Training. For clients, flexibility of delivery is a benefit of virtual training delivery. Less time out of the field – Virtual training reduces time out of the field by 50% (to/from traveling). So, virtual training has many benefits.

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Why coaching beats training in support teams

Kayako

Who loves training sessions? Support reps get a lot of training sessions from the moment they start their job: for product training, new feature launches, soft skills and communication. But at some point, training starts to become less and less effective.

Training Contact Center Agents to Multitask

NICE inContact

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.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.

Customer support training is way too passive

Kayako

There are quite a few things that limit the value of lesson-based training sessions: it’s a form of passive learning; it’s usually tailored to a group rather than an individual; and it doesn’t happen regularly. It’s like training, but with everyone fully awake and active.

Customer Service Training is Not What You Think it is

ShepHyken

They do customer service training during the onboarding process. Communication is a big part of keeping the “magic” going, and to do that you must consider ongoing training. By ongoing training—and this is important—I’m not referring to pulling everyone away from their normal responsibilities for a half-day or full-day (or more) once a month or once a quarter—although some companies do that. Customer service training doesn’t have to be so formal.

CX Training Can Make You Happier… Here’s How To Get Started

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I mean that if you keep finding ways to learn — taking courses, training — that it can create a better customer experience. How does that make you feel about the person you’re talking to and the company that trained them? Weekly or monthly training calls.

Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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Contact Center Agent Training: Key to Engagement and Customer Experience

NICE inContact

We’ve all heard it a hundred times before – “Happy agents make happy customers.” And it’s become a contact center mantra for good reason – a recent Gartner Survey indicated that 86% of customer experience execs point to Agent Experience (AX) as the single greatest factor impacting CSAT!

The Why, What, & How of Transitioning to Virtual Training

In this guide, we’ll explore the key characteristics of on-demand training and delve into the benefits of this method for students.

Are your sales training efforts keeping up with customer expectations?

Integrity Solutions

The question is, are sales training efforts keeping up? In the past, it’s possible that you could have gotten away with putting new salespeople through an onboarding process over the first few weeks or months, and maybe a sales training course or two, and that would be it.

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Building Your Training Team from the Ground Up

NICE inContact

One of the most vital components of any contact center is the training department. Having an in-house training team provides a myriad of benefits to any center. Training is an important investment to make in your workforce and development of future leaders.

The need for excellent customer service training

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the hype of customer experience, AI, chatbots and real-time personalisation, don’t forget that staff still need excellent customer service training – no matter how successful your company is right now! Training customer support agents in sessions early on isn’t enough.

Call center training time comes down with these 7 technologies

TechSee

Nowhere is that truer than in call center training – bringing new agents up to speed on products, processes and the productivity expected of them. Traditionally, contact centers have trained new agents using one-on-one coaching or classroom-style role-playing, where the focus is on imparting knowledge and customer service etiquette. Call center training priorities. Agents have different strengths and weaknesses and training modules must be responsive to their requirements.

Promoting Customer Success with Diverse Learning Channels

Speaker: Chrissy Irvine, VP Customer Success, SmashFly, and Hannah Leary, Customer Success Operations Specialist, SmashFly

Whether it’s standing in line at the grocery store or in their Customer Education program, it’s no secret that today’s customers often seek out self-service options. Tune in to learn how (and when) to blend on-demand and instructor-led training, and discover why customer success and scaled education programs go hand-in-hand.

Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

Kayako

There are so many different ways to onboard new employees with a training program. To help you build your own customer support training program, I’ve collected some key insights from managers at other SaaS and tech-industry companies to help make sure you’re getting it right from the get-go.

Do Customer Service Jobs Come With Training?

Customers That Stick

Customer service is not necessarily a natural skill set and there are a host of techniques that must be trained and then made into habit for people to succeed with customers. When you’re in your interview, it’s okay to ask what type of training the company provides.

Common Customer Experience Training Obstacles — And Their Solutions

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

CX Training Takes a Cross-Functional Team. Successful organizations adopt this attitude when it comes to customer experience and the training required to really make it part of their DNA. . It’s about a mix of training for key moments in the employee experience, role-specific educational goals and strategies, and ongoing learning to adapt to changing environments. The Five Most Common CX Training Obstacles — And How to Solve Them: 1.

How to Improve Customer Service Training with Simple Metrics

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It is, therefore, little wonder that many company bosses invest heavily in their efforts to improve customer service training, in order to bring staff members up to scratch. The post How to Improve Customer Service Training with Simple Metrics appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

[Live Webinar] Creating Delightful Customer Education Programs that Drive Business Outcomes

Speaker: Daniel Quick, Head of Customer Education, Asana

Every day, customers are faced with a multitude of different, often competing, priorities and your training program is no exception. It’s critical that both your content and your learning experience are highly engaging. In this Skilljar webinar, Daniel Quick, the Head of Customer Education at Asana, will share how he brings his background in game design into Customer Education, and help you do the same.

Is Your Contact Center Training Missing These Things?

Integrity Solutions

Time spent in contact center training learning new tools could be coming at the expense of strengthening their relationship-building skills. We know they’re getting training and being held accountable to meeting minimum activity levels.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken.

Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

BlueOcean

That makes us curious: can you train contact center agents in empathy? Unless you’re hiring trained actors, the typical agent won’t be able to make a connection with a customer through a canned script. Training for Empathy. It is easy to understand and it is easy to train.

10 Educational, Funny & Thought-Provoking Customer Service Training Videos You Won’t Have Seen Before

Comm100

Learning and training are at the heart of teams who are united in vision, strive for excellence and deliver the best customer experiences. I’ve created this blog post to share some customer service training videos I’ve used to create “wow” learning moments.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Free Call Control Online Training

Myra Golden

The outcome of this training is employees who possess the soft skills to make customers feel heard and understood, politely lead conversations and assertively bring calls to closure. Take my Call Control Online training for free, and then share it with your employees.

3 Ways to Add Magic to your Customer Service Training

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

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Creating Customer Service Training Videos to Onboard New Recruits

Kayako

Unfortunately, there was no meeting room where I could sit down for training sessions , or 24/7 mentors who can walk me through the topics in my onboarding sheet. I would have probably needed more time getting through the teething phase had it not been for Kayako’s training videos.

How Spark Aligned its Approach to Frontline Training, Recognition, and Rewards with Excellence in Customer Outcomes

MaritzCX

Creating a Measurable Training Initiative To drive a customer centric culture, Spark overhauled its approach to frontline training, recognition and rewards to align with excellence in customer outcomes.

Badges, Certificates, and Certifications: A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing

Certifications can be a huge pillar of Customer Education programs, but they can also be really daunting. In this guide, we will explore the world of credentials in-depth and how they relate to customer and partner training programs.

The limitations of virtual-reality training

Customer Enthusiast

In 2017 I wrote a blog about a partnership between Walmart and Strivr, a company that designs virtual-reality (VR) training. At that time, Walmart was testing VR-enabled learning in 31 of its Training Academies with aspirations to expand the training to 140,000 associates per year.

Free Customer Experience Training For Non-Profit Organizations

Experience Matters

The NPSP will enable these employees to gain access to customer experience training that their organizations may not have been able […]. I’m really excited to announce that Temkin Group has launched its Non Profit Scholarship Program (NPSP). During 2017, the company will provide free enrollment to its U.S. workshops for up to 20 employees of non-profit institutions.

Free Customer Experience Training For Non-Profit Organizations

Experience Matters

The NPSP will enable these employees to gain access to customer experience training that their organizations may not have been able […]. I’m really excited to announce that Temkin Group has launched its Non Profit Scholarship Program (NPSP). During 2017, the company will provide free enrollment to its U.S. workshops for up to 20 employees of non-profit institutions.

29 Customer Service Training and Coaching Tips

StellaService

If you’re in a call center performance management role, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and energy in your customer service training and coaching programs. These are the top- and bottom-line benefits your coaching and training programs should deliver.

Virtual + Engaging: How to Bring Classroom Training Online (with Infographic)

10 tips for virtual contact center training that makes at-home workers feel part of the crew while they learn.

5 Great Account Manager Training Online Resources

SmartKarrot

Let’s see how you can benefit from the best account manager training available online. Right from soft skills to data and from relationships to distribution, here are the finest 5 account manager training online resources which will take your accounting skills to new heights.

Key Aspects of Customer Service Agent Training

Provide Support

Key Aspects of Customer Service Agent Training. Undoubtedly, some of them will be directed to improving the customer service agent training. Customer experience is now winning the leadership race to become the main business differentiator.

10 effective tips for training WFH contact center agents

Talkdesk

Customer expectations for service are rapidly evolving, so training a team of at-home agents to align with these expectations can bring tangible benefits to any company. Train your agents to be results-driven Agents must clearly understand the role they play in achieving business goals.

Training the Customer Experience Athlete

CX Journey

Last week, I was training at a very popular gym. Image courtesy of mireilledelisle Today I'm pleased to present a guest post by Blair McHaney , president of Club Works, Inc. Great athletes have great proprioception. Great customer experience athletes have great “social proprioception.”

The Post-Covid CX Powered by AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Aarde Cosseboom, Director of GMS Technology and Product, TechStyle Fashion Group

Adapting to a post-Covid world means recession-proofing your contact center with AI that reduces reliance on live agents with virtual agents that are always on, perfectly trained, and at a fraction of the cost. Most companies looking to ditch a "Press 1" experience struggle with where to start and how to infuse natural language into their existing technology stack. Join this webinar with TechStyle Fashion Group who recession-proofed their contact center with personalized and frictionless experiences to customers who prefer self-service. Also joining is SmartAction who manages the AI-powered CX for more than 100 brands.