15 ideas for contact center management showing their agents appreciation

15 Ideas for Showing Agents Appreciation: Ideas 6-10

It’s the little things that you can do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis that make a huge difference in agents’ job satisfaction...
15 ideas for showing call center agent appreciation

15 Ideas for Showing Agents Appreciation: Ideas 1-5

August is a good time of the year to think about ways to recognize your frontline staff for the important role that they play...
Welcome to Our Contact Center

Welcome to Our Contact Center!

You barely started reading this article, and you are already forming an opinion about it. Most importantly, you are deciding whether or not it...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: End Team Huddles on a Positive Note

Taking the time to show frontline agents how much they’re valued is a critical role for the center management team—or should be. Jill Houghland,...
Contact Center Self Service as a Customer Satisfying Experience

Get the Show on the Road

The idiom “get the show on the road” alludes to a theatrical production going on tour,” according to The American History Dictionary of Idioms....
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Inside View: Crisis Response Network

Life is full of stressful events and pressures. Sometimes circumstances can seem so overwhelming that it leads to anxiety, depression and life-threatening crises. Phoenix...
Call Center Knowledge Management

Why Contact Centers Like Cloud-Based Technology

Cloud vendors capitalize on a message of “fast and easy.” Get it installed quickly—as short as hours (or days). Easy goes hand-in-hand with speed....
Setting Service Level Objectives in the Call Center

Setting Service Level Objectives

X% answered in Y seconds. That’s the formula we use for service level calculations in contact centers. It can (and often should) be used...
Contact Center Holiday Season Staffing

Seasonal Hiring

HAPPY SUMMER! It’s still hot, people are enjoying summer activities, picnics, festivals, vacations and barbecues, but for many contact centers, our season has arrived....
Improve Contact Center Performance with Global Analytics-Driven Routing

Improve Contact Center Performance with Global Analytics-Driven Routing

There is a lot of industry buzz about Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), but most contact centers currently focus on only one or two core...
Contact Centers Need to Connect the Customer Journey

Lateral Moves: Another Path to Career Success

Since there are a finite number of management positions available within the contact center, some centers help their career-minded agents to gain skills and...
Speech Analytics and Quality Monitoring

Speech Rec… or Speech Wreck?

We have been implementing and tweaking speech recognition systems on a pretty regular basis for the past 10 years. Many contact centers (especially the...