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...
Contact Center Agent Skills and Roles Evolving

Contact Center Skills & Roles Evolving

Contact centers are in the midst of significant strategic and technological changes that will have a lasting impact on the workforce. The explosion of...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Act on Employee Feedback

Berlin Packaging has a long history of business success, which its leaders attribute largely to its focus on employee engagement and a culture of...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Give Agents a Voice in Process Improvement

Despite the growing popularity of the collaborative corporate culture, the more traditional directive model is still common today. In a directive organization, leaders give...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Give Agents a Voice in Customer Initiatives

Successfully transforming into a customer-centric culture requires agent buy-in. Anna Convery, CMO & EVP Strategy at OpenSpan recommends getting agents more engaged in customer...

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...
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...
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...