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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...
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Inside View: Garden City Group

The modern call center may be evolving, but the industry is still struggling to overcome a negative reputation. Let’s face it: In many centers,...
Executive Talk Interview with James J Whitevideo

Executive Talk: Jim White, Santander Bank

Jim White is Senior Vice President and Director of Card Services at Santander Bank. Jim talks about the agent skill requirements they have in...
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...
The Digital Workplace

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our October 2016 Issue

Here's what you'll find inside our October issue: FEATURE ARTICLES The Digital Workplace By Susan Hash Employees today have higher standards for digital technology in the workplace—and they’re...
Contact Centers Need to Connect the Customer Journey

Lateral Moves: Another Path to Career Success

Since there are a finite number of management positions available within the contact center, some centers help their career-minded agents to gain skills and...
Next Steps in Contact Center Agent Coaching

Coaching: The Radical Next Steps

Remember when “coaching” was represented by reports shoved in front of agents with lots of red circles accompanied by motivating messages like, “Good quality,...