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The Top 5 Posts in May

Our top blog post in May focused on an age-old challenge for many contact centers—schedule adherence—and offered tips for creating a culture that promotes...
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...
Getting Top Level Support

Getting Top-Level Support

How do you dispel the cost center image and focus your top-level executives' attention on the value that great service provides? That has been...
promoting a culture of attendance

Promoting a Culture of Attendance

Poor attendance is one of the top reasons for termination in a contact center. According to Benchmark Portal, the average adherence to schedule rate...
the mobile experience convenience

The Mobile Experience 
Is About Convenience

Consumers are starting to spend almost as much time using their smartphones and tablets as they spend watching television (127 minutes per day vs....
The Contact Center Outbound Welcome Call

The Welcome Call

In my last post, I looked at a few Do's and Don'ts of Proactive Contacts. Not sure how to get started with proactive work?...
Proactive Do’s and Don’ts

Proactive Do’s and Don’ts

In many contact centers, proactive contacts seem to function as “filler work”—an activity that gets done when there is some down time (which, of...
Home Working

Home-Agent Programs: 4 Common Mistakes

While the advantages of home-agent programs are undeniable, if your model is not well-defined, you’ll likely find yourself running into a few stumbling blocks...
Contact Center Pipeline Feb 2015 Issue

Cut New-Hire Turnover with a Realistic Job Preview

In their eagerness to attract the best talent, companies often oversell the frontline contact center agent’s job during the recruiting process, which only increases...
Plan for Technology Change in the Call Center

Plan For Change

We love to conduct technology strategy projects and have shared how important we think those are for contact centers. We emphasize alignment of technology...
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,...
empower agents key to customer satisfaction

Empowered Agents: A Key to Customer Satisfaction

According to a study from Customer Experience Management, 71% of agents do not have the authority to satisfy a customer. OUCH! With high attrition...