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5 best practices for designing a contact center agent training program

5 Best Practices for Designing a Successful Training Program

David Merrill, renowned educator and coauthor of Reclaiming Instructional Design, defines instructional design as a “technology that incorporates known and verified learning strategies into...
Contact Center Technology and Omnichannel Success

Training vs. Coaching: Which Is Better?

Training and coaching are two different approaches, but people often use the words interchangeably—and even worse, they use the tactics interchangeably. Let’s clarify our...
5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Contact Center Agent Training

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Agent Training

When trying to meet and improve service level agreements, reviewing agents’ performance and providing adequate training is imperative for success. Unfortunately, making time for agent...
5 elements of contact center virtual training

5 Elements of a Successful Virtual Training Model

Education expert Bernard Bull once said, “In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of the instructor is optional, but the role...
Executive Talk Interview with Chris Shortallvideo

Executive Talk: Chris Shortall, Destination XL Group

Chris Shortall is Vice President, Store Communications and Contact Center Operations at Destination XL Group. Chris does a wonderful job of explaining how their...
Building Your Contact Center Training Team from the Ground Up Thumb

Building Your Training Team from the Ground Up

One of the most vital components of any contact center is the training department. No matter what kind of center you operate, it’s critical...
Contact Center Training Vs Skills Development Survey

Training Vs. Skills Development

In the Contact Center Challenges & Priorities Report released last month, contact center leaders revealed that one of their top priorities for 2016 is...
Five ideas for new hire training in call center

5 Ideas for Effective New-Hire Training

When I managed the call center training department at a major wireless phone company, we invested six weeks in our new-hire training and coaching....
How Strong is Your Call Center Foundation

How Strong Is Your Foundation?

I am a huge proponent of teaching all of our frontline leaders about contact center management foundations—those principles that factually define our organizations. These...
Five Tips to Improve Employee Engagement During New-Hire Training in the Call Center

5 Tips to Improve Engagement During New-Hire Training

I remember my first day as an agent at a major phone company. It was at the start of my working life. I was...
Training Call Center Frontline Leaders for Customer Service

Training Frontline Leaders

There are hundreds of thousands of us working in supervisory and management positions in contact centers… and the truth is, most just sort of...
Management Training: Keeping Pace with Change

Management Training: Keeping Pace with Change

New technology, emerging channels, social media and rising customer expectations are all transforming the customer care environment. In our recent Contact Center Training poll,...