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

Quick Tip: How to Prevent Hiring Failures

I often ask leaders of award-winning contact centers what they think is the key strength of their operation. They almost always point to their...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Indicators Influencing FCR Performance

Even the most effective measures will not impact the company’s ability to deliver an exceptional experience if the feedback cannot be translated into improvements...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: End Team Huddles on a Positive Note

Taking the time to show frontline agents how much they’re valued is a critical role for the center management team—or should be. Jill Houghland,...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Recognition for Schedule Performance

Programs that offer honor and prestige for top performance not only inspire employees to reach for higher goals, they help to create a positive...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Evolving Beyond Automated Alerts

Mention the word texting in a B-to-C context, and most people think of automated alerts. Some text alerts allow for a basic level of...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Why Do Agents Join?

New-hire surveys can help to identify the breakdowns in trust that can occur early on when new agents decide that the job is not...
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...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: One Word That Infuriates Customers (and You Use It Everyday)

Are your agents saying the right thing? If you are like most call center leaders, quality assurance requires a lot of your attention and...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Try a Phased Approach to Tech Implementation

What is a common issue that prevents organizations from realizing the full value of their contact center technology investment? Usually, when a new contact...
TOP 5 Contact Center Tips for 2016

Top 5 Quick Tips for 2016

Our Quick Tips posts are just that—brief posts providing advice or actionable items from industry experts. These are tried-and-true practices that have proven successful...
A common cause of customer service new-hire turnover in contact centers

Quick Tip: Training Home-Based Agents

Training programs for home-based agents, especially new-hires, should include ongoing personal contact with a support team member—a supervisor, team leader or senior agent—who they...
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...