10 Survival Tips for Call Center Agents in 2016

It’s no secret that the work of a call center agent requires saintly patience and nerves of steel, and as customer expectations go up,...
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...
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...
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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...
Five Tips to Improve Employee Engagement During New-Hire Training in the Call Center

5 More Tips to Boost Engagement During New-Hire Training

In my last post, I offered five tips to reduce your new-hires’ training jitters, while increasing their knowledge retention and engagement. The following are...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

9 Things My Latest Book on Employee Engagement Lacks

To keep my latest book—First, Engage Yourself—short enough to read over, say, a long lunch, I omitted nine things. 1. Buzzwords and Wonky Terms...
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...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

What’s the End You Have in Mind?

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey articulates this habit so clearly when he asks the reader to picture ... their...
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...
First Engage Yourself Book Excerpt by Zane Safrit

A New Approach to Employee Engagement

Albert Einstein defined insanity as ”doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.“ Business books rarely start with quotes from Einstein or...
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Inside View: Pacific Life

Agility is key to success in today’s rapidly changing business environment. No operation is more familiar with the need to quickly adapt to changes...
Create an Environment that Fosters Agent Engagement

Create an Environment that Fosters Agent Engagement

As with practically all improvement activities, an engaged staff starts with the right hires. Passion is a requirement, but it needs to be driven...