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Susan Hash

Susan Hash
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Susan Hash is the Editor of Contact Center Pipeline. She is a veteran business journalist with more than 20 years of specialized experience writing about customer care and contact centers.
New hire retention

A Tool to Drive New-Hire Engagement and Retention

Given the importance of the supervisor-employee relationship, what steps can companies take to ensure that frontline managers support new-hires through this critical period and...
Home Agents

Home Agents: 4 Tips for Building a Cohesive Team Culture

Over time, all work groups develop norms, which are the rules and expectations (either formally or informally established) that guide the team members’ behaviors....
Frontline Coaches

Frontline Coaches: Ask Don’t Tell

Despite the critical role that they play in employee satisfaction and retention, frontline supervisors often are not provided with the training on how to drive...
Co-Create-Experience

Co-Create an Experience that Customers Value

What is often missing during the development of the customer experience strategy is the main element: the customer. Making assumptions about what customers value...
Keeping Core Values

Keeping Core Values Top of Mind

How do you get your entire company to support and live your core values? By engaging staff and leaders in defining what your organization...
Training Aligned

Is Your Contact Center Training Aligned with Organizational Goals?

It’s an unfortunate reality in many companies that staff development becomes an easy target anytime the budget needs to be tightened. Once training resources...
Recruiting and Retaining Talent

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Is your current recruiting and hiring strategy the same one that’s been in place for the past five or 10 years? If so, you’ve...
long-term-view

Taking a Long-Term View of Culture Change

Employees at Sutter Physician Services, an affiliate of Sutter Health, say that it’s a great place to work—and high ratings from its employee experience...
End to End

3 Tips for Driving Process Excellence

Identifying the barriers that lead to a poor customer experience (and increased traffic to the call center) requires an enterprisewide review of customer touchpoints...
Customer-Centric-Change

Communicating Customer-Centric Change

Becoming a customer-centric organization typically requires a culture change that must be driven from the top. A collaborative approach that involves a close partnership...