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Training your seasonal contact center agents

The Secret to Training Seasonal Agents

“They are just temps,” said one contact center manager describing his seasonal agents. “They will be gone in a couple of months!” That condescending...
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Inside View: Valvoline

It has often been said that motor oil is the lifeblood of an automobile engine. While professional drivers and automobile enthusiasts know that using...
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...
Quality Monitoring in the Contact Center

Bringing Quality Monitoring into the Heart of the Contact Center

Our latest webinar, Bringing Quality Monitoring into the heart of the Contact Center, was packed with an array of knowledge and best practice techniques...
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Top 5 Posts in June

If you’re compiling your summer reading list, think about adding a few industry-related instructional posts to your lineup. Hot topics on the Pipeline blog...
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...
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Top 5 Posts in January

January was a month of looking ahead, so it’s no surprise that four of the Top 5 most-read posts in recent weeks were about...
Contact Center Experts share their thoughts on the year ahead

A Look Ahead: 17 on ’17 (Part 1)

The last few years have brought constant change and evolution in customer expectations, technology, digital channels and how contact center leaders and solutions providers...
Use Technology to Optimize Contact Center Staff

Use Technology to Optimize Staff

If you manage a contact center, you know the drill. Agents struggle to achieve proficiency and meet performance goals. Supervisors don’t do enough—or the...
Five ways to improve contact center agent engagement

5 Ways to Improve Engagement

Universities, consultants, authors and experts all have a lot to say about employee engagement. The attention paid to this topic is encouraging, as it...
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Top 5 Posts in October

October is a great time to be in the contact center. The month kicks off with Customer Service Week celebrations and, in some parts...
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...