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A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Consider an Internal Advocacy Program

Employee advocacy can be very impactful if there is a really clear and articulated business case for the program, and if every element of...
The Value of Communities

The Value of Communities

I always find it interesting to talk with leaders of customer-centric companies about the strategies and practices that contribute to their success. Lately, I’ve...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

Why Is Engagement Important?

A few thousand years ago, Aristotle articulated a simple truth when he wrote: Well begun is half-done. The first step, the step most often...
Employee Advocacy is Rooted in Call Center Culture

Elements of an Employee Advocacy Program

If you are considering rolling out an employee advocacy program, there are a few critical core elements that need to be in place to...
Author Q and A

Author Q&A: First, Engage Yourself

We all know that creating positive customer experiences requires highly engaged employees. The link between employee engagement and overall organizational success has been proven...
Employee Advocacy: Common Missteps to Avoid in a successful employee advocacy program at your contact center

Employee Advocacy: Common Missteps to Avoid

While a successful employee advocacy program can boost your company’s credibility, visibility and even revenue, the reality is that many companies attempt to launch...
Getting Top Level Support

Executive Interaction on the Front Lines

Interaction with the staff is important in most any leadership position, but it is absolutely critical in a contact center. The agent’s job success...
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Inside View: CARiD

When you think of brands that deliver service that “wows” customers, an automotive aftermarket parts and accessories business may not be the first thing...
Key Drivers Contact Center Agent Engagement

4 Key Drivers of Agent Engagement

What is it that makes the agents in certain contact centers especially enthusiastic about their jobs and more committed to delivering a high-quality customer...
Five ways to improve contact center agent engagement

5 Ways to Improve Engagement

Universities, consultants, authors and experts all have a lot to say about employee engagement. The attention paid to this topic is encouraging, as it...
Five tips for leading millennial customer service agents in the call center

5 Tips for Leading Millennials

The millennial generation (those born between 1980 and 2000) has been described as the most high-maintenance workforce to date, but it can also be...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Show Appreciation for Agents Working Holidays

Working on a major holiday is tough for anyone. Your agents’ bodies may be in the contact center, but their thoughts and hearts will...