Association Spotlight: Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE)

Association Spotlight: Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE)

The Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) is the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that use an omnichannel...
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The Phone System App

Twenty years ago, I was standing on a loading dock directing the two trucks transporting our new ACD phone system into the building. Ours...
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Inside View: Eileen Campbell, Horizon Utilities

Highly effective leaders can create the type of customer-centric environment in which frontline staff feel strongly committed to delivering exceptional service to their customers....
Sponsored Post by InGenius

InGenius

InGenius® is a computer telephony integration (CTI) innovator with over 20 years of experience in enterprise telephony. InGenius Connector Enterprise integrates existing telephone systems...
The Cold Shoulder of Customer Care

The Cold Shoulder of Customer Care

Cold shoulder” is defined as “deliberate coldness or disregard, a slight or snub” (American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms). The term first appeared in writings...
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Scheduling with Workforce Management - WFM

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Scheduling with WFM

Workforce management (WFM) technology has developed alongside the contact center, coming a long way from the single-channel scheduling tool it once was. WFM helps...
Contact Center Pipeline Magazine Inside Our February 2017 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our February 2017 Issue

February holds a special holiday… Valentine’s Day. I hope it’s a wonderful day of celebration giving you the chance to share your gratitude and...
WFM - Workforce Management in an Omnichannel Contact Center World

WFM in an Omnichannel World

In spite of the fact that nearly every “call center” is now a “contact center,” we observe little substance to the discussion—much less action—around...
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Top 5 Posts in January

January was a month of looking ahead, so it’s no surprise that four of the Top 5 most-read posts in recent weeks were about...
Skills based routing impact on service level in the call center

Skills-Based Routing: Assess the Impact of Crosstraining on Service Level

Skills-based routing (SBR) is a strategy that provides a contact center flexibility when different skills have different call arrival patterns. SBR also offers tenured...
Handling Holiday Returns and Cancellations in the Contact Center

How to Handle Post-Holiday Returns & Cancellations

January is the toughest time of the year to be a new agent. Early in my career, I worked at a mobile phone company...
promoting a culture of attendance

Showing Up: Understanding & Improving Attendance

Consider for a moment how much you invest in your agents. Salary and benefit costs are obvious. But don’t forget recruiting, hiring and training....