Are Your Contact Center Metrics on Target

Are Your Contact Center Metrics on Target? Follow This Easy 3-Step Process to Find...

Contact center days are jam-packed with activity. It's easy to lose sight of the thread that should tether contact center performance metrics to what...
Call Center Agent Performance Survey

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our September 2016 Issue

Vacations are dwindling down. Schools are ramping up. We’re planning our agent celebrations for Customer Service Week next month. It is a busy time...
Advocatus Diaboli and the Metric Mirage. Playing devils advocate in the contact center with analytics

Advocatus Diaboli and the Metric Mirage

Devil’s advocate, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, it means: “One who argues against a cause or position either for the sake...
What, if any, value are contact centers getting from Net Promoter Score, NPS.

To NPS or Not NPS

If, by chance, you are unfamiliar with the phrase Net Promoter Score (NPS), it is a way of scoring customer loyalty based on the...
Contact Center Leaders Creating Actionable Knowledge

Creating Actionable Knowledge

The amount of information that contact center leaders have access to is phenomenal. We live with it every day, so we tend to take...
Key Metrics to Include in Your Call Center Omnichannel Strategy

Key Metrics to Include in Your Omnichannel Strategy

Our omnichannel series has offered key insights from industry experts on the top challenges that contact centers face when transitioning their strategy from multichannel...
Rethinking Contact Center Metrics

Rethinking Contact Center Metrics: The Problem with Averages

While the contact center environment has evolved a great deal over the past decades, some metrics have not. Many centers focus on metrics that...
who cares about service-metrics

Who Really Cares About Service Metrics Anyway?

I want to talk a little about why service metrics (e.g., Service Level, ASA, Abandon Rate or Max Delay) are so important and why...
Measuring FCR

Measuring FCR: Timing Affects Feedback Validity

Post-transaction surveys provide a customer-centric view of when first-contact resolution (FCR) has been achieved. But even with customer surveys, the most common methods often...
Underutilized Metrics

Underutilized Metrics

We have a great many data points at our disposal in contact centers. The best ones, though, are not necessarily those that are the...
First Contact Resolution

Finding Your FCR Opportunities

Any contact received from a customer comes with a set of expectations, and one of those is that the issue will be completely resolved...