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Top 5 Posts in July

The Pipeline blog has been heating up all month! Our most-read topics in July included blog posts on aligning agent metrics with key customer...
Are Your Contact Center Metrics on Target

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

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...
Contact Center Pipeline April Issue - Featuring Employee Advocacy

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: A Look Inside Our April 2016 Issue

The April 2016 issue of Contact Center Pipeline is available online. Here is what you’ll find inside: FEATURE ARTICLES Employee Advocacy By Susan Hash An empowered and impassioned...
3 Winning Data Strategies for your Customer Service Call Center

The 3 Winning Data Strategies for Contact Center Success

Effective data use can separate the preeminent contact centers from the rest of the pack. As you work to leverage your center’s data, consider...
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...
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...
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...
Why Training Matters

Why Training Matters: Linking Training Program Success to Larger Company Goals

Wait a minute, if it’s 2015, shouldn’t we have flying cars by now? Much to the disappointment of Marty McFly from “Back to the...
End to End

3 Tips for Driving Process Excellence

Identifying the barriers that lead to a poor customer experience (and increased traffic to the call center) requires an enterprisewide review of customer touchpoints...